South Vietnam, 1968. Thanks to the bungling of a new American general, the Viet Cong hear that the residents of a small Vietnamese village have befriended U.S. soldiers stationed nearby. As punishment for this infraction, the North Vietnamese army kills their town's prized elephant just before an important ceremony in which the animal plays an important role. Captain Sam Cahill decides that the Americans had better replace the dead elephant if they want to keep the villagers' trust, so he promises to deliver a new pachyderm before the celebration begins. His own troops believe that this is an impossible, ridiculous and far-fetched idea. However, Cahill is confident he won't betray the waiting townspeople, and when his troop discovers a beautiful elephant in a remote jungle village, he's only got one problem: how to deliver the weighty goods.
Doug E. Doug - Actor
Danny Glover - American actor
Corin Nemec - American TV/Film Actor
Corky Nemec - American TV/Film Actor
Joseph Charles Nemec IV - American TV/Film Actor
Corey Nemec - American TV/Film Actor
Simon Wincer - TV/Film Director/Producer
Ray Liotta - American actor, GOODFELLAS
Denis Leary - American comedian/actor
David Newman - Composer, SERENITY (2005)
Based on the experiences of ex-Green Beret and reporter Jim Morris. Filmed on locations in Thailand and Florida. Additional crew: Rick Lazzarini (animatronics).
"...A well-crafted and entertaining [picture] with broad, cross-generational appeal....Glover is well cast..." - 07/31/1995 Variety
"...Brisk, efficient direction...[and] full-bodied portrayals....It's no small feat to pull off a traditional comedy in the context of the Vietnam War..." - 07/28/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F14
"...OPERATION DUMBO DROP is a movie with a lot of stuff in it that kids will enjoy..." - 06/01/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.27