Variety - 07/31/1995
"...A well-crafted and entertaining [picture] with broad, cross-generational appeal....Glover is well cast..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/28/1995
"...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..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/01/1995
"...OPERATION DUMBO DROP is a movie with a lot of stuff in it that kids will enjoy..."
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.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Operation Dumbo Drop
An exciting comedy adventure of enormous proportions, OPERATION DUMBO DROP was cheered by critics and audiences across America! A savvy veteran army captain (Danny Glover, LETHAL WEAPON I-IV, ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD) is teamed with a by-the-book West Point officer (Ray Liotta -- NARC, HEARTBREAKERS) to lead the "weightiest" military maneuver ever. Their job: To secretly transport a full-grown elephant across 200 miles of rugged terrain -- fording rivers, scaling mountains, and crossing canyons -- to reach a remote jungle villlage! You'll discover laughter around every hilarious corner as these hardy Green Berets prove that with a little luck ... and tons of hard work ... no mission is impossible!
Family (General) |
High Flying |
Theatrical Release |
Based on the experiences of ex-Green Beret and reporter Jim Morris.