Operation Dumbo Drop

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Simon Wincer
Production: Buena Vista
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

to the elephant. That was Friday.


- Why?

Duan, I give you my word

Fire at the King's festival...

...not need to own two feet

stand. He gets a new elephant.

I'm not going to get them elephant.

They helped us.

- Give them show a tractor.

Give them nothing.

You sit too long in the jungle.

Keep your mouth shut.

The village is important

for our operations.

If we do not get elephant,

We are the village lost.

We have the village

simply not necessary.

Maybe we't need

either. Let us be careful.

You get an elephant for them.

- Five men manage it.

You get two of the finest and

smartest that I can borrow.

Vanishing. Whatever you do,

puts me mad.

Do not worry.


Not forgetting something?

Who runs this beautiful operation?


You both want the lead.

I don't out.

Odd or even?

- Just.

Corporal Ashford?

- He sits in the shed.

Ashford, come forth immediately.

- Sir, he is really stuck.

Why not?

- He still has seven days.

He can go home, he takes no

risk. He's already two days.

Grenade. Very nice, who is

klootz that funny...


Packing. It departs at 1300 hours.

You have a new assignment.

Kidding, right?

- Yes.

It can not. About seven days

I fly back to freedom.

Only 168 hours.

It takes just a short time.

- For 1300 hours, Ashford.


Corporal Farley.

- Yes, sir.

What is the mission?

Can we know?

We do, but not you.

Where are you from?

- Iowa, like Uncle Fergus says:

Ai, oh, how I pay much interest.

He sat in the threshing machine.

Ma says she't see

but I believe so.

Are you a farmer's son?

- My dad's got a dairy.

Do you have experience with animals?

Not a good experience. They allowed me

not. That will remain so.

It was not an easy youth.

I wanted to employ in order

that monster to get away.

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