During the Vietnam War, a village that American forces are using to spy on the Ho Chi Minh Trail has its sacred elephant killed by the North Vietnamese Army because they were cooperating with the Americans. The villagers need an elephant for a ceremony that will occur within the week. Captain Sam Cahill, an easygoing man who is heading home, and his hotheaded replacement Captain TC Doyle scrounge up another elephant with the help of sneaky supply chief warrant officer David Poole, luckless farmboy Lawrence Farley, and short-timer Harvey Ashford, and transport it across South Vietnam to get it to the village on time, running into all sorts of transport problems, personality conflicts, and an NVA squad that wants the Americans out of the village. Written by
Jeff Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When you weigh four tons, it's hard to be a secret weapon.
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Did You Know?
According to Rick Lazzarini
, the elephant replicas looked so realistic, they fooled the real elephant when it saw them on the shooting location. See more
As Cahill and Doyle fly over the village in the cargo plane, the blades from the camera helicopter can be seen in the top left-hand side of the screen. See more
[to the troops
Gentleman, I'm responsible for anything that goes in this cargo hold, now if that thing even twitches, you're gonna see an elephant fly.
THE BARTERED BRIDE
Written by Bedrich Smetana
Performed by Czech Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
Courtesy of Sonton Music
By Arrangement with Associated Production Music See more