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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When you weigh four tons, it's hard to be a secret weapon.
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It only took six weeks to shoot the scenes with the elephant replicas. 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
Does anybody else here know how to work an elephant?
Harvey (H.A.) Ashford
I was in love with a fat woman once, but she never listened to me.
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