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?
The Character Shop constructed a total of eight life-size elephants to resemble the real one in the movie. See more
Any time they are carrying their rifles, Danny Glover and the others carry properly with their finger extended off the trigger. Ray Liotta constantly has his finger on the trigger. Against all rules of gun safety. 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!
YOU'SE A SON OF A GUN
Written by Allen Story, Lawrence Brown and George Gordy
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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