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Operation Dumbo Drop

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Operation Dumbo Drop

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
107 minutes
performer:
James Cromwell, Dinh Thien Le, Danny Glover, Denis Leary, Ray Liotta
director:
Simon Wincer
author:
64795
genre:
War, Comedy, Kids and Family

We gave it a C+

Whimsy gets a workout in this light war movie about Green Berets transporting an elephant through Vietnam to replace a village’s sacred animal killed by the Vietcong. Operation Dumbo Drop was reportedly inspired by a true story, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t hokey. The comical adventures mostly involve packing the pachyderm into various vehicles (truck, boat, cargo plane) and dodging occasional enemy fire — not enough action for the big screen, but plenty for video. Still, near the end the film goes overboard, with daredevil heroics that would seem unbelievable for James Bond.

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