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Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)

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

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Goddard (as Tcheky Karyo)
Hoang Ly ...
Col. Nguyen
Vo Trung Anh ...
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Col. Pederson
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Jhon
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C-123 Pilot
Scott N. Stevens ...
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Kevin LaRosa ...
Irish - Huey Pilot #1 (as Kevin Larosa)
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Storyline

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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A Top-Secret Mission Of Gigantic Proportions! 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
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The bullet hole in Bo Tat's static line moves from the center to the outer edge. See more »

Quotes

Y B'ham: [about Linh] Boy have no family. All killed.
Capt. T.C. Doyle: You mean in the war?
Y B'ham: No, hit by falling star... Yes, in war.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Pranks and Greens (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

YOU'SE A SON OF A GUN
Written by Allen Story, Lawrence Brown and George Gordy
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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The Good & Bad Of 'Operation Dumbo Drop'
1 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie had some typically-good Disney aspects to it but also some typically- bad Disney agendas in here that just about made me puke.

With modern-day Disney films - or at least the ones in the 1980s and 1990s - you can expect the following "good" and "bad:" This movie proves to be no exception.

GOOD - Slick-looking photography with beautiful Vitenamese scenery; low profanity; an interesting story that moves well.

BAD - Political-correctness run amok......an annoying kid who knows more than the adults; an ending that's always drawn out too long; a reverence for Eastern religions or anything that is not Christianity; a black and a white lead character in which the black is always the better of the two, etc. etc.

A SURPRISE - Danny Glover and Ray Liotta losing their tempers but not swearing a blue streak. Wow, now that's different!


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