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Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)

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To keep the loyalty of a native village during the Vietnam war, a US Army officer and his unit struggle to deliver it a live elephant.

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Capt. Sam Cahill
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Sp4 Harvey (H.A.) Ashford
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Sp5 Lawrence Farley
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Linh
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Goddard (as Tcheky Karyo)
Hoang Ly ...
Col. Nguyen
Vo Trung Anh ...
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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 <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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When you weigh four tons, it's hard to be a secret weapon. See more »


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Rated PG for war action and language | See all certifications »

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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

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Dumbo Drop  »

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$24,700,000 (USA)
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While filming the parachute scene, the parachute failed to open for three of the six fiberglass elephant replicas during the first three takes of the scene. This resulted in having three out of the six replicas getting damaged when they didn't land on the ground safely. See more »

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When the elephant is sedated and the kid pulls a knife on Danny Glover, the way the blade bends, you can tell that it's a rubber knife. See more »

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Capt. Sam Cahill: Y B'ham doesn't stare off into space because he's a wise old soul. He's as blind as a bat!
Y B'ham: Ibham not blind! Ibham can...
[Chaill holds a knife to his neck]
Y B'ham: Ibham is blind.
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Referenced in Married with Children: Twisted (1996) See more »

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DANG ME
Written by Roger Miller
Performed by Roger Miller
Courtesy of Tree Productions, Inc.
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Good Disney Film
16 May 2004 | by (America) – See all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this nice little Disney production. The movie is based on a true story about a group of soldiers in Vietnam that are assigned to transport an elephant to a tiny Vietnamese village. This is one of the few movies set in the Vietnam war that is not emotionally intense and/or has a huge amount of blood and guts. But this is a cute little film with Danny Glover excellent in the lead role, and excellent support provided by Ray Liotta, Denis Leary, and Doug E. Doug. Doug E. Doug who is excellent all around as a performer adds a certain spark to this film that makes it very funny, but generally speaking everything he is in is quite good, and this is no exception. This is a movie that is definitely worth seeing.


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