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!|Stunt doubles for Tai the elephant were used for less important shots, while animatronic elephants were used for the really dangerous stunts -- like an 8,000-foot parachute drop from an airplane.|After a worldwide search, the filmmakers found their leading lady, Tai, in California. The 26-year-old Asian elephant weighed 8,000 pounds and stood more than eight and a half feet tall. She had to be transported from the United States to the filming location in Thailand by means of a custom-made steel crate carried in a Korean Airlines 747 jumbo jet.|The movie is based on a real operation that took place during the Vietnam War, but the story is generally unknown because the rescue took place the same day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.