- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Stereo Surround - English
- Stereo Surround - French
- Stereo Surround - Spanish
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 10/28/1996
"...McConaughey is entirely convincing..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/1997
"...A watertight script that combines a feelgood message concerning personal growth with all the slapstick one would expect..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/01/1996
"...McConaughey is frantic and funny..."
Chaos ensues when Jack, a sardonic, greedy businessman, inherits a special prize from his estranged father - a giant pachyderm, Vera. To profit from the score, Jack must transport Vera cross-country to the highest bidder.
When Jack Corcoran's dad -- a circus clown -- dies, he leaves his son two things: a huge pile of debts, and a very large elephant named Vera. In order to pay the debts (and for other obvious reasons) Jack decides to sell Vera. The only problem is, the pair must travel cross-country to reach the people willing to purchase the pachyderm! The result is an unusual, event-filled, hassle-laden adventure, that Jack will NEVER forget.
- Released theatrically in the USA November 1, 1996.
- Co-produced by RCS/Majestic Pictures.
- Color by DeLuxe; in DTS Sound.
- Additional cast: Tai the Elephant (Vera).
- Additional credits: Garry Williams (story).