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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Did You Know?
It only took six weeks to shoot the scenes with the elephant replicas. 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
[as Harvey rushes towards the village to help his comrades, a crow lands in his path
Harvey (H.A.) Ashford
[scoffs and racks the bolt of his rifle
Bird if I were you, I'd get the hell out of here!
(YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER AND HIGHER
Written by Carl Smith
, Gary Jackson and Raynard Miner
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Courtesy of Brunswick Special Markets
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