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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Did You Know?
The character shop constructed a total of eight life-size elephants to resemble the real one in the movie. 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
Boy have no family. All killed.
Capt. T.C. Doyle
You mean in the war?
No, hit by falling star... Yes, in war.
Written by Roger Miller
Performed by Roger Miller
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