History Film / OperationDumboDrop

30th Jan '18 7:15:08 AM StarTropes
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* ASimplePlan: The main plan: roll to the town with Bo Tat. Then vehicles start malfunctioning. And the elephant is scared. Then the Viet-Cong patrols start escalating. Then the mission gets shut down because of bean-counters. And in between... let's just say that nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan despite how simple it sounded on paper.



* ASimplePlan: Nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan despite how simple it sounds on paper.

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* ASimplePlan: Nothing The main plan: roll to the town with Bo Tat. Then vehicles start malfunctioning. And the elephant is scared. Then the Viet-Cong patrols start escalating. Then the mission gets shut down because of bean-counters. And in between... let's just say that nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan despite how simple it sounds sounded on paper.
30th Jan '18 7:10:29 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ASimplePlan: The main plan: roll to the town with Bo Tat. Then vehicles start malfunctioning. And the elephant is scared. Then the Viet-Cong patrols start escalating. Then the mission gets shut down because of bean-counters. And in between... let's just say that nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan despite how simple it sounded on paper.
30th Jan '18 7:05:48 AM StarTropes
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* FakeInTheHole: Sorta. Doyle gets H.A. out of his tent by tossing in a real grenade, albeit without arming it.
--> '''H.A.:''' GRENADE! Oh, that's really funny! ''(rushes out of his tent)'' Who's the hilarious [[CurseCutShort son of a--]] ''(sees Doyle, salutes)'' My mistake.
22nd Oct '17 2:33:26 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* HonorBeforeReason: Upon learning that the mission's been scrubbed, TheSquad decide that they needs to finish what they started even if it is against orders and dangerous.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Upon learning that the mission's been scrubbed, TheSquad decide that they needs need to finish what they started even if it is against orders and dangerous.
6th Oct '17 8:55:46 PM Angeldeb82
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* ABoyAndHisX: Linh and Bo Tat are A Boy and his Elephant.


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* ABoyAndHisX: Linh and Bo Tat are A Boy and his Elephant.
6th Oct '17 8:54:42 PM Angeldeb82
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''Operation Dumbo Drop'' is a 1995 Creator/{{Disney}} live-action film set during the Vietnam war. In it, Capt. T.C. Doyle (Creator/RayLiotta), a hard-nosed Green Beret, is assigned to a local village to keep watch on the Ho Chi Minh trail. There he meets up with with Capt. Sam Cahill (Creator/DannyGlover). While the two are out scouting the trail, the Vietcong raid the village, discovering a chocolate bar wrapper, meaning the villagers were harboring American troops. As punishment, they shoot their prized elephant.

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''Operation Dumbo Drop'' is a 1995 Creator/{{Disney}} live-action film set during the Vietnam war.War. In it, Capt. T.C. Doyle (Creator/RayLiotta), a hard-nosed Green Beret, is assigned to a local village to keep watch on the Ho Chi Minh trail. There he meets up with with Capt. Sam Cahill (Creator/DannyGlover). While the two are out scouting the trail, the Vietcong raid the village, discovering a chocolate bar wrapper, meaning the villagers were harboring American troops. As punishment, they shoot their prized elephant.



* ASimplePlan: Nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan despite how simple it sounds on paper.



* BlackGuyDiesFirst: H.A. is scared shitless he's gonna die, especially as he's a "short-timer" (see {{Retirony}} below) and so very close to making it out of the war alive. [[spoiler:He survives the whole movie.]]

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* BlackGuyDiesFirst: BlackDudeDiesFirst: H.A. is scared shitless he's gonna die, especially as he's a "short-timer" (see {{Retirony}} below) and so very close to making it out of the war alive. [[spoiler:He survives the whole movie.]]



* ItsRainingMen: Five soldiers, one kid, [[AndZoidberg and an elephant.]]

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* ItsRainingMen: Five soldiers, one kid, [[AndZoidberg [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and an elephant.]]elephant]].



* KickTheDog:
** Col. Nyugen forced his lieutenant to shoot the village's first elephant.
** The jerk pilot of the C-123 Provider, who wanted to shoot Bo Tat when she woke up and started moving around while they were in flight, [[JerkassHasAPoint though her weight moving around was throwing off the balance of the plane, nearly making them crash]].



* {{Retirony}}: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] with H.A. who's a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/short-timer short-timer]] about to go home, and [[GenreSavvy certain he's going to bite the big one right before he does]], but ultimately averted. Cahill is also on his last tour.

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* {{Retirony}}: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d with H.A. who's a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/short-timer short-timer]] about to go home, and [[GenreSavvy certain he's going to bite the big one right before he does]], but ultimately averted. Cahill is also on his last tour.



* KickTheDog:
** Col. Nyugen forced his lieutenant to shoot the village's first elephant.
** The jerk pilot of the C-123 Provider, who wanted to shoot Bo Tat when she woke up and started moving around while they were in flight, [[JerkassHasAPoint though her weight moving around was throwing off the balance of the plane, nearly making them crash]].

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* KickTheDog:
** Col. Nyugen forced his lieutenant
ASimplePlan: Nothing that these guys do ever goes according to shoot the village's first elephant.
** The jerk pilot of the C-123 Provider, who wanted to shoot Bo Tat when she woke up and started moving around while they were in flight, [[JerkassHasAPoint though her weight moving around was throwing off the balance of the plane, nearly making them crash]].
plan despite how simple it sounds on paper.
24th Sep '17 10:24:34 AM StarTropes
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* ToiletHumor: Exhibit A are the tranq pills that have to be shoved up Bo Tat's rear end.

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* ToiletHumor: ToiletHumor:
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Exhibit A are the tranq pills that have to be shoved up Bo Tat's rear end. end.
** Exhibit B: the giant turds that Bo Tat leaves in the flatbed truck. Naturally, people fall in them.
24th Sep '17 10:20:26 AM StarTropes
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* ParachuteInATree: After everyone else lands safely in the village, H.A. is stuck in a tree outside it. [[spoiler: This helps set up his BigDamnHeroes moment.

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* ParachuteInATree: After everyone else lands safely in the village, H.A. is stuck in a tree outside it. [[spoiler: This helps set up his BigDamnHeroes moment.]]
9th Sep '17 4:02:22 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanPoliticalSystem: V.C.'s wondering why American troops are transporting an elephant:
--> "I've got it! The elephant is a symbol of the American Republican party!"
--> "So?"
--> "Nixon is a Republican!"
--> "Don't be stupid."
24th Aug '17 4:38:45 PM StarTropes
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* ASimplePlan: Nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan despite how simply is sounds on paper.

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* ASimplePlan: Nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan despite how simply is simple it sounds on paper.



* DidntThinkThisThrough: The objective is to get the elephant to the village. The logistics of actually doing is that is...tricky.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: The objective is to get the elephant to the village. The logistics of actually doing is that is...prove...tricky.
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