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 the soldiers jump out of the cargo plane before the Botat, the barrels of their rifles can be seen to be bending, indicating they are props. See more
Capt. T.C. Doyle
[to Cahill, after the ceremony with Botat
When you're standing on a roof with your brother in Fort Lauderdale, I think you're really gonna enjoy the view.
Referenced in The Nanny: Call Me Fran
"WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY"
Written by Ned Washington
and Oliver Wallace
Performed by Cliff Edwards
, Jim Carmichael
and the Hall-Johnson Choir
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