France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal's disbanded them - save 3. He meets the 3, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and joins them on their quest to save the king and country.
During a championship baseball match, the three brothers hear that their grandfather in Japan is in trouble, and head out to help him, conceding the match. When they arrive in Japan, they ... See full summary »
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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The plane used to transport the elephants, was a C-123. See more »
In the beginning of the movie, the AH-1 Cobra gunship that is shown taking off for a mission is a much later variant (appears to be an AH-1F model, which came out in the late 80's) that wasn't in service in Vietnam. The giveaways are the flat canopy (most obvious), the air data sensor on the top right side of the canopy, the long 3 barrel Gatling gun in the chin turret, and the IR (infrared) jammer above the exhaust. These were all produced much later and with the TOW missile system. The earlier models used in Vietnam had rounded canopies, much shorter 6 barrel Gatling guns in the chin turret (and/or a 40mm grenade launcher) and none of the other aforementioned equipment. See more »
[as the team prepares to move out, a crow lands in a branch over Harvey's head. He freezes]
Harvey (H.A.) Ashford:
Hey, you know what? All of a sudden my legs don't work.
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The Vietnam War makes a really unorthodox setting for a Disney movie, but this movie goes along quite well, thanks to its performances. Danny Glover and Ray Liotta star as the leaders of a rag-tag American platoon in charge of guarding an elephant and its young Vietnamese trainer on a trip to one part of the divided country to another.
Because of its family-friendly base, OPERATION DUMBO DROP plays it
safe with it's war violence. But who says you need bloody, graphic action in order to make a good war-oriented film? As long as the
performances are stellar, the film wins. Case in point is OPERATION DUMBO DROP.
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