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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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
During the negotiations to buy Bo-Tat the insignia on Doyle's beret is reversed. The insignia is of the 5th Special Forces Group and is a diagonal yellow stripe with three scarlet stripes in it going from the top left (as seen by the observer) to the lower right.) Doyle's is going top right to lower left. (NOTE: It happens that the Vietnamese flag is yellow with three horizontal red stripes.) 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!
GIMME SOME LOVIN'
Written by Spencer Davis
, Steve Winwood
and Muff Winwood
Performed by The Spencer Davis Group
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from CEMA Special Markets and Island Records
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