Operation Dumbo Drop


1h 48m 1995

Brief Synopsis

A comic battle of wills and an outrageous test of endurance ensues when five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968, grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime--to secretly transport an 8,000 lb. elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. Chaos and calamity prevail when Captain Sam Cahill makes a promise to the Montagnard villagers of Dak Nhe, to replace their prized elephant in time for an upcoming ceremonial ritual. To Sam, it's a matter of honor to help these people who have supported the American's efforts. But to Captain T.C. Doyle, a tough-nosed West Point officer sent to take over Cahill's command, the mission is nothing more than a jumbo-sized headache.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Family
War
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Somkiat Rungdee
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Florida, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Thailand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

A comic battle of wills and an outrageous test of endurance ensues when five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968, grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime--to secretly transport an 8,000 lb. elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. Chaos and calamity prevail when Captain Sam Cahill makes a promise to the Montagnard villagers of Dak Nhe, to replace their prized elephant in time for an upcoming ceremonial ritual. To Sam, it's a matter of honor to help these people who have supported the American's efforts. But to Captain T.C. Doyle, a tough-nosed West Point officer sent to take over Cahill's command, the mission is nothing more than a jumbo-sized headache.

Crew

Jenny Aleman-holman

Accounting Assistant

Tim Alexander

Visual Effects

Peter Armstrong

Special Effects Assistant

Joshua Arsenault

Production Assistant

Julie Ashton-barson

Casting

Roy Augenstein

Special Effects

William Aylsworth

Other

Roger Baerwolf

Assistant

Carmen Baker

Assistant Sound Editor

Danny Baldwin

Stunts

Jeff Balsmeyer

Storyboard Artist

L Banda

Other

Kashka Banjoko

Hair

Netta Bank

Other

Brian Bansgrove

Gaffer

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Elizabeth Barton

Script Supervisor

Josephine Batorski

Other

Elissa Bello

Visual Effects

Don Bendell

Special Thanks To

Lydia Bottegoni

Visual Effects

Jerry Bourquin

Other

Russell Boyd

Director Of Photography

Jake Brake

Stunts

Jake Brake

Other

John Bramley

Photography

O Nicholas Brown

Editor

Jeanette Browning

Sound Dubbing

Tony Brubaker

Stunts

Aaron Campbell

Other

Paul Carden

Sound Editor

Michele A Carmel

Assistant Production Coordinator

Brett Carroll

Assistant Editor

Bryan Carroll

Assistant Editor

Gina M Carroll

Apprentice

Jared Chandler

Advisor

Colin Chase

Best Boy

Tim Chau

Sound Design

Tim Chau

Sound Editor

Khainapa Chearbutr

Assistant Director

Conrad Chitwood

Construction Coordinator

Jeff Clark

Sound Editor

Peggy Coleman

Location Manager

Eugene Collier

Stunts

Gail Compeau

Assistant Production Coordinator

Shaun Conway

Best Boy

Matt Copping

Grip

Gil Correa

Animatronics

Robert Cort

Executive Producer

Ray Cottingham

Camera

Brian Cox

Special Effects Supervisor

John Cressey

Other

John Cressey

Stunts

Lynn Maree Danzey

Script Supervisor

Rachel Davies

Casting Associate

Denise Davis

Effects Coordinator

Craig Dellinger

Adr Editor

Alan Disler

Assistant Camera Operator

Bob Donaldson

Assistant Director

Gary Douris

Other

John Duncan

Visual Effects

Nathaniel Dunn

Key Grip

George W Edwards

Other

Jim Erickson

Set Decorator

Jeff Farrington

Stunts

Steven Felder

Unit Production Manager

Mike Fenton

Casting

Robert Fernandez

Music

Ted Field

Executive Producer

Johnny Fontana

Special Effects

Penelope L Foster

Coproducer

Penelope L Foster

Production Manager

Jim Fredburg

Special Effects

Geoffrey J Full

Key Grip

Albert Gasser

Sound Editor

Susan Gelb

Production Associate

Amy Gibbons

Assistant Production Coordinator

Andrew Glasser

Grip

Martin Glover

Video Playback

Edward Gold

Co-Executive Producer

Dean Gould

Stunts

Caroleen Green

Visual Effects

Warren Grieef

Dolly Grip

Gene Grigg

Special Effects

Tim Guyer

Visual Effects

Diane Hammond

Makeup

Ong Soo Han

Stunts

Billy Hansard

Other

Tom Hili

Stunts

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Frank Holgate

Director Of Photography

Frank Holgate

Camera Operator

Tanom Honhaum

Stunts

Julie Houle

Makeup

Julie Houle

Makeup Assistant

Julie Houle

Hair

Andy Hudson

Visual Effects

William Jacobs

Sound Editor

Xandy Janko

Original Music

Joseph E Januszewski

Assistant Director

Boriboon Jarurongkawatana

Transportation Captain

Howard Jensen

Special Effects Coordinator

Nils C Jensen

Sound Editor

Gary Johnson

Other

Kari Johnson

Other

Porngphan Jorusak

Production Assistant

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Kaecha Kampakdee

Stunts

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Brian Keeney

Editor

Darrin Keough

Camera Assistant

J R Kern

Stunts

J R Kerns

Other

Clark King

Sound Mixer

Kevin Koneval

Visual Effects

Nicholas Vincent Korda

Adr Editor

Jim Kouf

Screenplay

Keith Kumamoto

Accounting Assistant

Jim Kundig

Animatronics

Dave Kunz

Pilot

Dave Kunz

Advisor

David Kunz

Stunts

Richard Lair

Animal Trainer

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Lee Lanier

Other

Chedpong Laoyant

Assistant Director

Kevin Larosa

Helicopter Pilot

Rick Lazzarini

Animatronics

Lynda Lemon

Visual Effects

Michael Lessa

Visual Effects Supervisor

Nava Levin

Production Supervisor

Kathryn Liotta-couture

Visual Effects

Arabella Lockhart

Wardrobe

Arabella Lockhart

Props

Judy Lovell

Makeup

Judy Lovell

Hair

David Madden

Producer

Don Malouf

Sound Editor

Don Malouf

Sound Design

Brett Matthews

Camera Assistant

Martin Matziner

Editor

Corey Mccroskey

Consultant

Mary Mccusker

Advisor

Dean Mcdaniel

Medic

Susan Mcnamara

Production Supervisor

Bruce E Merlin

Special Effects

Michael Messina

Other

Mel Metcalfe

Rerecording

Gerald R Meyers

Other

Randy Miller

Original Music

Scott Miller

Other

Bob Miyamoto

Key Grip

Terry Moews

Visual Effects

Belita Moreno

Advisor

Jim Morris

From Story

Major James Morris

Advisor

Patrick Murray

Gaffer

Diane Nabatoff

Producer

David Newman

Original Music

David Newman

Music

Krystyna Newman

Consultant

Aaron Newton

Foreman

Ton That Nguyen

Dialogue Coach

Andy Nicholls

Special Effects

Guy Norris

Stunt Coordinator

Rosanna Norton

Costume Designer

Gerry Nucifora

Boom Operator

John Orlebeck

Transportation Coordinator

Donald Ortiz

Assistant Sound Editor

Ben Osmo

Sound Mixer

Salvador Ptrez

Assistant Costume Designer

Patricia Kelly Pao

Casting

John Patteson

Other

John Patteson

Props Assistant

Brain Pearce

Special Effects Assistant

Scott Peltola

Foreman

Bill Penny

Pilot

Edel Pestionji

Props Assistant

Akkavut Pestonji

Transportation Co-Captain

Santa Pestonji

Production Supervisor

Paul Peters

Production Designer

Eric Peterson

Visual Effects

Orachun Phaksuwan

Assistant

John Platt

Assistant Camera Operator

Kristen Ploucha

Assistant Director

Justin Plummer

Lighting Technician

Karen Plunkett

Assistant Production Coordinator

Praseat Pongpichetchai

Production Assistant

Terry Porter

Rerecording

Phuangka Dr Preecha

Special Thanks To

Samuel E Price

Special Effects

Pisanu Pronsuwan

Props Assistant

Somchart Punkaew

Key Grip

Gene Quintano

Screenplay

Winston Quitasol

Visual Effects

Rangsun Rangsimaporn

Digital Effects Supervisor

Panotte Ratnajarn

Costumes

Don Reddy

Camera Operator

Cleve Reinhard

Production Accountant

Paul Rivera

Visual Effects

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Action
Family
War
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Somkiat Rungdee
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Florida, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Thailand

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video March 19, 1996

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1995

Began shooting October 31, 1994.

Completed shooting February 16, 1995.

Released in United States on Video March 19, 1996

Released in United States Summer July 28, 1995