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
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A story about big dreams and small miracles.
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The Character Shop constructed a total of eight life size elephants to resemble the real one in the movie. See more
During the last fight with the VC, the film changes from light to dark and back a few times. 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.
Written by Theodore White and Aretha Franklin
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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