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28 July 1995 (USA) See more »
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When you weigh four tons, it's hard to be a secret weapon. See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Danny Glover ... Capt. Sam Cahill

Ray Liotta ... Capt. T.C. Doyle

Denis Leary ... Lt. David Poole

Doug E. Doug ... Sp4 Harvey (H.A.) Ashford

Corin Nemec ... Sp5 Lawrence Farley

Dinh Thien Le ... Linh

Tchéky Karyo ... Goddard (as Tcheky Karyo)
Hoang Ly ... Col. Nguyen
Vo Trung Anh ... Lt. Quang, NVA

Marshall Bell ... Col. Pederson

James Hong ... Y B'ham

Long Nguyen ... Jhon

Tim Kelleher ... C-123 Pilot
Scott N. Stevens ... C-123 Co-Pilot
Kevin LaRosa ... Irish - Huey Pilot #1 (as Kevin Larosa)
Christopher Ward ... Cowboy - Huey Co-Pilot
Robert Kevin Miller ... Huey Gunner #1
Ming-yang Li ... Village Elder
Le Minh Tien ... NVA Captain
Mac Van Nam ... NVA Lieutenant
Ton Nguyen That ... Feed Salesman
Somsak Hormsombat ... Bike Driver

Lionel Douglass ... Lieutenant (as Lionel Douglas)
Tien Nguyen Van ... NVA Anti-Aircraft Gunner
Doi Chettawat Kanboon ... Lihn (6 years)
Chern Dao Van ... Lihn's Father
Steve Countouriotis ... Huey Co-Pilot #2
Mark S. Bryant ... C-130 Pilot
Jared Chandler ... C-130 Co-Pilot

Nick Satriano ... Red
Hing Hang Quang ... Old Villager
Thanh Nguyen ... NVA Soldier
Wichien Nguyen Thi ... Peasant Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mika Tan ... Woman

Raymond Cruz ... C-123 Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Tai ... Bo Tat (uncredited)

Directed by
Simon Wincer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Morris (story) (as Jim Morris)

Gene Quintano (written by) and
Jim Kouf (written by)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Penelope L. Foster .... co-producer
Edward Gold .... co-executive producer
David Madden .... producer
Diane Nabatoff .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
O. Nicholas Brown 
 
Casting by
Julie Ashton 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
 
Art Direction by
Steve Spence 
Lisette Thomas 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
 
Costume Design by
Rosanna Norton 
 
Makeup Department
Kashka Banjoko .... hair stylist: Danny Glover
Diane Hammond .... makeup artist: Danny Glover
Julie Houle .... assistant hair stylist
Julie Houle .... assistant makeup artist
Julie Houle .... special elephant makeup
Judy Lovell .... key hair stylist
Judy Lovell .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production
Steven Felder .... unit production manager
Penelope L. Foster .... production manager: Los Angeles/Florida
Nava Levin .... production supervisor: Los Angeles & Florida
Susan McNamara .... production supervisor
Santa Pestonji .... production supervisor: Thailand
Pairoj Rojlertjanya .... production manager: Thai
Somchai Santitharangkun .... unit manager: Thailand
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Khainapa Chearbutr .... third assistant director: Thailand
Bob Donaldson .... first assistant director
Joe Januszewski .... additional second assistant director
Chedpong Laoyant .... second assistant director: Thailand
Kristen Ploucha .... additional second assistant director
Lisa C. Satriano .... second assistant director
Nick Satriano .... second second assistant director: Los Angeles and Florida
B. Scott Senechal .... first assistant director: Thailand aerial unit
Charlie Sungkawess .... first assistant director: Thailand
 
Art Department
Jeff Balsmeyer .... storyboard artist
Conrad Chitwood .... construction coordinator (as Harry Conrad Chitwood)
John Duncan .... model maker
Suchartanun 'Kai' Kuladee .... assistant art director: Thailand
Arabella Lockhart .... props: Thailand aerial unit
Aaron Newton .... construction foreman
John Patteson .... assistant props
Scott Peltola .... construction foreman
Edel Pestonji .... property assistant: Thailand
Pisanu Pronsuwan .... property assistant: Thailand
Tom Shaw Jr. .... property master: Los Angeles/Florida (as Tommy Shaw)
Charles Stewart .... property master
Philip Worth .... construction foreman
Victor J. Zolfo .... assistant set decorator
Mike Cameron .... props (uncredited)
Tom Craig .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Leather .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
John Roberts .... lead scenic (uncredited)
Kurt Verbaarschott .... leadman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Carmen Baker .... assistant sound editor
Jeanette Browning .... dubbing recordist
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound editor
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
Jeff Clark .... sound editor
Craig A. Dellinger .... adr editor
Albert Gasser .... sound editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley artist
William Jacobs .... sound editor
Nils C. Jensen .... sound editor
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Clark King .... sound mixer: Los Angeles/Florida
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Donald J. Malouf .... supervising sound editor
Mel Metcalfe .... re-recording mixer
Gerry Nucifora .... boom operator
Donald Ortiz .... assistant sound editor
Ben Osmo .... sound
Terry Porter .... re-recording mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Rod Rogers .... assistant adr editor
Somkiat Rungdee .... cable person
Kirk Schuler .... sound editor
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor
Philip J. Slattery .... apprentice sound editor
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist
Dean A. Zupancic .... re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Armstrong .... special effects assistant
Roy Augenstein .... special effects technician: Los Angeles and Florida
Robert Clark .... head sculptor: The Character Shop
Gil Correa .... animatronics: The Character Shop
Brian Cox .... special effects supervisor
John Fontana .... special effects technician: Los Angeles and Florida
James Fredburg .... special effects technician: Los Angeles and Florida (as Jim Fredburg)
Gene Grigg .... special effects technician: Los Angeles and Florida
Howard Jensen .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles and Florida
Jim Kundig .... animatronics: The Character Shop
Rick Lazzarini .... animatronics: The Character Shop
Bruce E. Merlin .... special effects technician: Los Angeles and Florida
Andy Nicholls .... special effects technician: Los Angeles and Florida
Brian Pearce .... special effects assistant
Samuel E. Price .... special effects technician: Los Angeles and Florida
Rangrimaporn 'Rang' Rangsan .... special effects supervisor: Thai
Brian Simpson .... animatronics: The Character Shop
Jonathan Spence .... animatronics: The Character Shop
Scott Tebeau .... animatronics: The Character Shop
Arthur Thrasher .... special effects technicians: LA/Florida
Bill Zahn .... animatronics: The Character Shop
Jake Garber .... animatronic effects: The Character Shop (uncredited)
Guy Himber .... animatronic effects designer: The Character Shop (uncredited)
Jeff Himmel .... animatronic effects: The Character Shop (uncredited)
Timothy Ralston .... animatronics: The Character Shop (uncredited)
Bryan Sides .... animatronic effects: The Character Shop (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Alexander .... digital compositor
William Aylsworth .... scanning & film recording
Craig Barron .... visual effects supervisor
Elissa Bello .... digital artwork
Lydia Bottegoni .... digital coordinator
Denise Davis .... visual effects coordinator
Caroleen Green .... digital matte artist
Tim Guyer .... digital compositor
Andy Hudson .... digital compositor
Kevin Koneval .... digital compositor
Lee Lanier .... digital artist
Michael Lessa .... visual effects supervisor
Kathryn Liotta .... digital coordinator
Terry Moews .... digital compositor
Craig Newman .... digital supervisor
Eric Peterson .... digital compositor
Winston Quitasol .... digital compositor
Paul Rivera .... digital compositor
Bruce Tauscher .... digital compositor
Lynda Thompson .... visual effects producer
Juliette Yager .... visual effects editor
Krystyna Demkowicz .... executive in charge of production: Matte World (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Danny Baldwin .... stunts
Jake Brake .... stunts
Tony Brubaker .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
John Cressey .... stunts
Jeff Farrington .... stunts
Dean Gould .... stunts
Tom Hili .... stunts
Tanom Honhaum .... stunts
Kaecha Kampakdee .... stunts
Seng Kawee .... stunt coordinator: Thai (as Siri Kha Nerut 'Seng' Kawee)
J.R. Kern .... stunts
Dave Kunz .... stunts (as David Kunz)
Guy Norris .... stunt coordinator
Mack Santi .... stunts
Ong Soo Han .... stunts
Darko Tuscan .... stunts
Moe Viletto .... stunts
Ernie Villanueva .... stunts
Komkrib 'Krib' Wongwirot .... stunts (as Komkrip Wonfiroj)
Dane Farwell .... stunts (uncredited)
Brent Fletcher .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bansgrove .... gaffer
Jerry Bourquin .... rigger/ground safety master: Thai
John Bramley .... still photographer
Colin Chase .... best boy
Steve Chase .... key grip: action unit
Shaun Conway .... best boy electric
Matthew Copping .... grip
Ray Cottingham .... cameraman: free fall, Thailand aerial unit
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles/Florida
Gary Douris .... rigger/ground safety master: Thai
Nathaniel James Dunn .... key grip
George W. Edwards .... rigger
Geoff Full .... key grip (as Geoffrey J. Full)
Andrew Glasser .... rigging grip
Martin Glover .... video playback operator
Warren Grieef .... dolly grip
Douglas S. Holgate .... first assistant camera: Thailand aerial unit (as Doug Holgate)
Frank M. Holgate .... camera operator: Thailand aerial unit (as Frank Holgate)
Frank M. Holgate .... director of photography: Thailand aerial unit (as Frank Holgate)
Darrin Keough .... first assistant camera: b camera
Brett Matthews .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bob Miyamoto .... key grip: Los Angeles and Florida
Patrick Murray .... gaffer: Los Angeles/Florida
John Platt .... first assistant camera
Justin Plummer .... lighting technician
Don Reddy .... camera operator
David Shaw .... best boy grip
Brad Shield .... Steadicam operator
Brad Shield .... camera operator: "b" camera
Todd R. Smith .... key grip
Chesda 'Pop' Smithsuth .... gaffer: Thai (as Smithsuth 'Pop' Chesda)
Punkaew 'Dang' Somchart .... key grip: Thai
Nick Watt .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Rachel Davies .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Patricia Pao .... casting: Thailand
Gregory Smith .... extras casting: Thai
Raweeporn 'Non' Srimonju .... extras casting: Thai (as Srimonjui 'Non' Raweeporn)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arabella Lockhart .... wardrobe: Thailand aerial unit
Songkla 'Air' Mutita Na .... costume supervisor: Thai
Ratnajarn 'Pong' Panotte .... assistant costumer
Salvador Pérez Jr. .... assistant costume designer
Karen Hare .... costumer: preparation (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Brett Carroll .... assistant film editor
Bryan H. Carroll .... first assistant film editor
Gina M. Carroll .... apprentice editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Brian Keeney .... editorial coordinator
Geoffrey Lamb .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Claudio Sepulveda .... colorist: Video 8 Broadcast (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Peggy Coleman .... location manager: Los Angeles/Florida
Phillip Roope .... location manager
 
Music Department
Dr. Devious .... musician: ethnic flutes
Robert Fernandez .... score mixer
Marty Frasu .... musician: synthesizers
Alexander Janko .... orchestrator
Arthur McGillycuddy .... musician: ethnic flutes
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
David Newman .... orchestrator
Krystyna Newman .... scoring consultant
William Ross .... orchestrator
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator
Jill Streater .... music preparation
Tom Villano .... music editor
Peter Willison .... orchestra contractor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Boriboon Jarurongkawatana .... transportation captain: Thai
John Orlebeck .... transportation coordinator
Mark Pestonji .... transportation coordinator: Thai (as Pestonji 'Mark' Akkayut)
Myron P. Shepherd .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles and Florida (as Mike Shepherd)
Marsha Lawson Young .... transportation captain: Los Angeles/Florida
 
Other crew
Bonnie Abaunza .... production executive: Billabong
Jenny Aleman .... assistant accountant
Joshua Arsenault .... production assistant: Buena Vista Visual Effects
Roger Baerwolf .... assistant: Diane Nabatoff
Les Banda .... aerial ground coordinator
Netta Bank .... representative: American Humane Association
Elizabeth S. Barton .... script supervisor
Josephine Batorski .... studio teacher
Jake Brake .... lead rigger
William H. Burton Jr. .... director: Thailand aerial unit (as William H. Burton)
Aaron Campbell .... computer generated art
Michele A. Carmel .... assistant production coordinator
Jared Chandler .... military advisor
Gail Compeau .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles and Florida
John Cressey .... effects technician: rocket & parachute effects
Lynn-Maree Danzey .... script supervisor: Thailand aerial unit
George W. Edwards .... loadmaster
Susan Gelb .... production controller
Amy Gibbons .... assistant production coordinator
Bill Hansard .... projection screens (as Billy Hansard)
Gary Johnson .... elephant trainer
Kari Johnson .... elephant trainer
Sae Tang 'Keng' Kanokporn .... production coordinator: Thai
J.R. Kerns .... mechanic: C-123, Thailand aerial unit
Keith Kumamoto .... assistant accountant
Dave Kunz .... advisor: C-123, Thailand aerial unit
Dave Kunz .... pilot: C-123, Los Angeles and Florida
Richard Lair .... elephant trainer: Thailand
Lee Lanier .... computer generated art
Kevin LaRosa .... aerial coordinator: Thailand aerial unit (as Kevin Larosa)
Kevin LaRosa .... helicopter pilot: Thailand aerial unit (as Kevin Larosa)
Martin Matziner .... effects editorial
Corey McCroskey .... physical trainer
Mary McCusker .... acting coach
Dean McDaniel .... set doctor
Michael Messina .... systems administrator
Gerald R. Meyers .... parachute coordinator/ master rigger
Scott Miller .... software engineering
Belita Moreno .... acting coach
James Morris .... military advisor
Lee Anne Muldoon .... unit publicist
Ton That Nguyen .... dialogue coach: Vietnamese
Phaksuwan 'Jeed' Orachun .... assistant: Penelope L. Foster
John Patteson .... armorer
Wachmont 'Pa' Pawatsone .... assistant: Diane Nabatoff
Bill Penny .... co-pilot: C-123, Los Angeles and Florida
Karen Plunkett .... assistant production coordinator
Jorusak 'Goong' Porngphan .... production assistant: Thai
Cleve Reinhard .... production accountant
Wally Schaab .... computer generated art
Erin Scully .... assistant production coordinator
Wongwatawat 'Goy' Siriporn .... production assistant: Thai
Smith Timsawat .... production coordinator: Thai
Denis Verno .... loadmaster: Los Angeles/Florida
Sheila A. Warner .... production coordinator: Los Angeles/Florida
Copil Yanez .... assistant accountant
Blaine Converse .... administrator: BVVE (uncredited)
Lee Dawson .... stand-in: Ray Liotta (uncredited)
Vien Hong .... adr voice (uncredited)
Colette D. Johnson .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Rod Ripley .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Cat Sides .... studio coordinator: The Character Shop (uncredited)
 
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Rated PG for war action and language
Runtime:
107 min | Finland:104 min
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Trivia:
Plane used to transport elephants is C 123.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Capt. T.C. Doyle:[upset about their situation on the boat] I should be on a top secret mission with crack commandos but instead, I'm in an episode of McHale's Navy starring Dumbo, Mr. French, and the Three Stooges!See more »
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BOOM BOOMSee more »

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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Underrated, 4 July 2004
Author: vballbabi757 from Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Dumbo Drop was actually a nice movie in my opinion. Based on a true story it had a nice flowing story line full of action and family-appropriate material. Great actors such as Danny Glover helped the film come alive and send out strong messages. Not the best motion picture.. but it was fun and definitely did/does not deserve the type of criticism I often see it getting. It is a great film for a family movie night or even when you're alone and simply bored. Children and Adults alike can appreciate the exciting action (accompanied with only occasional mild violence), cute humor, and expressed morals and the importance of human kindness. History bluffs would also enjoy this since it takes place during the Vietnam War and shows some interesting details. Overall I believe the movie as a whole deserved at least a 7/10 rating.

-Amanda, Miss Movie Bluff

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