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

Well done, Bo Tat.

Linh, time to go home.


Get up. Doyle and I am your

give me a ride. We go.

Captain Doyle, we can

not directly to the LZ.

Beaucoup North Vietnamese.

We take the scenic route.

Two hours.

Charlie's got a gun.

He's always there.

He gets not even...

Go ahead, Charlie, come on.

Do you have another one?

Thanks for the ride.

Poor rat? Not good, makes

people sick. Better to eat snake.

No, thank you.

- You're Captain Doyle.

I am Jhon.

Where is Captain Cahill?

He's upstairs. But you first

rest. We eat and then we go.

I'm waiting for you upstairs.

Try it with 25 kilos luggage.

Not your fault.

Not accustomed to thin air.

Do you know Captain Sam?


In my house everybody knows'm

He is a legend. Where is he?


- Sam is there.

What cabin?

- There is Sam.

Captain Samuel Cahill? SOG / AT 39?


This is Captain Doyle.

He is my replacement.

You're the guest of honor.

Thanks for the reception.

We have been waiting for you.

Did you have trouble with that hill?

They show a wine ceremony

for important visit.

And a wine ceremony

on Tuesday to celebrate.

That is numpai, rice wine. 'T Tastes

like sugar water, mixed with vomit.

A bit early to be drunk.

- You should drink it. Totally.

And you can not spit.

This insult you talking chief.

Is that all? Come on.

- No, you know Po.

Po? Sometimes he is the village elder or something?

- Something like that. He comes on.

Close your eyes.

Po wants to touch your face.

Po is not offensive. That's worse

then spit out the wine.

Eyes closed.

- My eyes shut.

The chokes are the NVA.

They know that the tribe help us.

For it they fall to lowest.

Rule 1:
Do not give any reason.

Therefore, you could not directly

come here.

And rule two?

- Never forget rule 1.

I can remember.

I'm going Saturday, but we have 'a week.

- I can handle it, Captain.

How are you doing? Under the rules?

- Is there a better way?

I got some control. Jhon leads

around you and can give information.

I do not for a tour.

I have to go to the Path.

The big stuff coming tonight.

Until then you can't teach village

know, Captain Doyle.

These people are the difference

between life and death for me.

What is that?

- The forest gives us a lot.

As we honor the good spirits

for their protection.

Is it not a pet?

- No, We use the elephants.

My father, his father, always.

War elephant drives south.

The Roof NHE are blessed

with n elephant.

I am happy for you. Let...

We go to the Path.

- Sam said:
Later on.

Now you work for me. Forget Sam.

Where's Path?


Got candy?

No candy. Go.

- Please, candy. I share.

I have only one.

Do you understand? One.

Very nice.

Is that all?

The Ho Chi Minh trail.

Disappointed? That was me too.

I was expecting something fresh definition.

That's the beautiful.

You let platbombarderen

and they move it.

They use it for supplies.

It goes on.

Check it out. Air target

rocket launcher on the shoulder.

This is the second set this week.

- Really?

America does not care gift.

Remember that.

No, no.

- Shut up.

Because you Americans help

we have to punish you.

Colonel Nguyen, you will find this

really necessary?

Do you think I do not

to do Quang?

Do you do it then.

You bring evil spirits.

- It's my fault.

That child had picked that candy.

He picked it and then ran away.

Well, it was my fault.

Sorry about that elephant.

I'd be alive

want to create.

Just go away.

Best, I do not work with them.

- Maybe.

The tradition is, on the last day

't New-Moon Festival...

..., the Fire King on

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