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Operation Dumbo Drop

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Simon Wincer
Produced by David Madden
Written by James Morris
Gene Quintano
Jim Kouf
Starring Danny Glover
Ray Liotta
Denis Leary
Doug E. Doug
Corin Nemec
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Russell Boyd
Editing by O. Nicholas Brown
Studio Interscope Communications
PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) July 28, 1995
Running time 108 min.
Language English

Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 adventure film, that is loosely based on true events, as related by MAJ Jim Morris (USA, Ret.) which involved the U.S. Special Forces in 1968, in the tiny South Vietnamese village of Dak Nhe.



It's 1968, during the Vietnam War. A village that U.S. 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. Special Forces Captain Sam Cahill (Danny Glover), an easygoing man who is heading home, and his hotheaded replacement Special Forces Captain T.C. Doyle (Ray Liotta) embark on a mission to scrounge up another elephant. Enlisting the aid of a sneaky Supply Chief Warrant Officer Three David Poole (Denis Leary), a luckless farmboy 101st Airborne Specialist Five Lawrence Farley (Corin Nemec), and short-timer 101st Airborne Specialist Four Harvey Ashford (Doug E. Doug), they transport the elephant across South Vietnam to get it to the village on time. Along the way, the unit encounters calamity and other misadventure as they attempt to transport their animal; not the least of which are transport problems, personality conflicts, and an NVA unit that want the Americans out of the village. evil North Vietnamese Army officer And his troops had killed village's elephant


The film is spoofed as Operation Dumbo Sex in the Family Guy episode "Baby Not on Board".


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