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>
Landing this summer
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Did You Know?
It took three months to build all eight elephants. Two were animatronic and can make life like movements operated from a control system, while the other six are static and were made out of fiberglass. See more
As Cahill and Doyle fly over the village in the cargo plane, the blades from the camera helicopter can be seen in the top left-hand side of the screen. See more
Capt. Sam Cahill
He gave us the best intelligence on the V.C.'s location that we ever got.
Well, what can I say? I love America.
[He motions to a framed photo of Lyndon Johnson on his dashboard. Cahill picks it up and flips it over, showing a photo of Ho Chi Minh
Capt. Sam Cahill
He gave the V.C. their best intelligence on our location, too.
What can I say? I love everybody.
Referenced in The Nanny: Call Me Fran
WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY
Written by Ned Washington
and Oliver Wallace
Performed by Cliff Edwards
, Jim Carmichael
and the Hall-Johnson Choir
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