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>
Landing this summer
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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
When BoTat and the Soldiers come under fire boating down the river, if you watch carefully, one of the mortar rounds can be seen bouncing partially out of the mortar pipe on deck the VC boat and falling back in instead of being fired out like it should. See more
Capt. T.C. Doyle
[upset about their situation on the boat
I should be on a top secret mission with crack commandos but instead, I'm in an episode of McHale's Navy starring Dumbo, Mr. French, and the Three Stooges!
Referenced in Community: Biology 101
Written by Ted White
(as Theodore White) and Aretha Franklin
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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