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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Did You Know?
has said the reason he, Danny Glover
, and Ray Liotta
did the picture was because they had property they wanted to buy. Filming took so long and got so bad they all started carrying around pictures of that property and looking at them to get them through the shooting. See more
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
Capt. T.C. Doyle
You slept with the wife of General "Kill-'em-all-and-let-God-sort-them-out" Richardson?
I thought it was his daughter.
Capt. T.C. Doyle
Oh yeah, he would've been fine with that.
Referenced in Weird Science: Stalag 16
HANG ON SLOOPY
Written by Wes Farrell
(as Wes Ferrell) and Bert Berns
Performed by The McCoys
Courtesy of Epic Records
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