History Film / OperationDumboDrop

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."
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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.
12th Jul '17 11:43:24 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* OperationBlank

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* OperationBlankOperationBlank: "Dumpo drop" in this case because they're dropping a "flying" elephant.
12th Jul '17 11:42:40 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and his Elephant]]: Linh and Bo Tat.

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* [[ABoyAndHisX ABoyAndHisX: Linh and Bo Tat are A Boy and his Elephant]]: Linh and Bo Tat.Elephant.



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



* BadButt: Pretty much everybody. The setting of the Vietnam War combined with the fact that this was a Disney movie lead to a lot of fights in which the soldiers shoot their guns into the air to distract the Vietcong, then incapacitate them with judo throws.

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* BadButt: Pretty much everybody. The setting of the Vietnam War combined with the fact that this was a Disney movie lead to a lot of fights in which the soldiers shoot their guns into the air to distract the Vietcong, then incapacitate them with judo throws.



* {{Blackmail}}: How Cahill gets Poole to come along. See below.

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* {{Blackmail}}: How Cahill gets Poole to come along. See below.along by threatening to tell a GeneralRipper type that Poole had sex with his wife.



* ChekhovsGunman: Lt. Quang

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* ChekhovsGunman: Lt. QuangQuang's reluctance at the start of the film is crucial near the end.



* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Deconstructed with Linh. At first, being an orphan seems like the simple reason he gets to go on all sorts of exciting adventures with the team. Then it's revealed he had to watch his father get shot in front of his eyes.

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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Deconstructed with Linh. At first, being an orphan seems like the simple reason he gets to go on all sorts of exciting adventures with the team. Then it's revealed he had to watch his father get shot in front of his eyes. How else do you think he became an orphan in Vietnam during the war?



* DidntThinkThisThrough: The objective is to get the elephant to the village. How they do that...

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



* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Cahill.
** TheLancer: Doyle, even though he's technically leading the operation.
** TheSmartGuy: Poole, the wheeling-and-dealing Requisitions Officer.
** TheBigGuy: Oddly enough, H.A., who works in artillery and saves the group's collective butts twice.
** TheChick: Farley
** TheHeart: [[TagalongKid Linh]] and [[TeamPet Bo Tat]] are equally this.



* HonorBeforeReason: Upon learning that the mission's been scrubbed, TheSquad decide that they needs to finish what they started.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Upon learning that the mission's been scrubbed, TheSquad decide that they needs to finish what they started.started even if it is against orders and dangerous.



* ParachuteInATree: H.A. after everyone else lands safely. Helps set up his BigDamnHeroes moment.

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* ParachuteInATree: After everyone else lands safely in the village, H.A. after everyone else lands safely. Helps is stuck in a tree outside it. [[spoiler: This helps set up his BigDamnHeroes moment.



* RuleOfFunny
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: The reason they wind up dropping the elephant out of a plane.

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* RuleOfFunny
RuleOfFunny: A lot of stuff in this movie only works because the movie is a comedy.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: The reason they wind up dropping the elephant out of a plane.plane is because it is the right thing despite their superiors telling them not to bother



* [[KickTheDog Shoot the Elephant]]:
** Col. Nyugen who forced his lieutenant to shoot the village's first elephant.

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* [[KickTheDog Shoot the Elephant]]:
KickTheDog:
** Col. Nyugen who forced his lieutenant to shoot the village's first elephant.



* ToiletHumor: The movie kind of ran on it...
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Twice, first after Doyle gets off of a hair-raising Helicopter ride, and then when Bo Tat gets seasick during the river chase.
** Actually, the second one is averted slightly. We see Bo Tat open her mouth, then a cutaway, then a massive wave of vomit, then another cutaway to Poole wincing, then we see the vomit hit the deck.

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* ToiletHumor: The movie kind of ran on it...
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Nothing
Exhibit A are the tranq pills that these guys do ever goes according have to plan.
be shoved up Bo Tat's rear end.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Twice, first after Doyle gets off of a hair-raising Helicopter ride, and then when Bo Tat gets seasick during the river chase.
** Actually, the
chase. The second one is averted slightly.downplayed. We see Bo Tat open her mouth, then a cutaway, then a massive wave of vomit, then another cutaway to Poole wincing, then we see the vomit hit the deck.
6th Jun '17 11:50:06 AM CosmicFerret
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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 (Ray Liotta), 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. In it, Capt. T.C. Doyle (Ray Liotta), (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.
31st May '17 12:33:55 PM StarTropes
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* HighlyConspicuousUniform: The Vietcong soldiers, although their problem isn't the uniform.
--> '''Cahill:''' They try to blend in, but they all got the same damn haircut.
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* WorthyOpponent: Nguyen congratulates our heroes for getting Bo Tat to Dak Neh, even though he doesn't plan to spare their lives.
31st May '17 4:32:35 AM StarTropes
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* AbandonShip: Everyone has to bail out of the plane when it suffers engine damage.
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** 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, though her weight moving around was throwing off the balance of the plane, nearly making them crash.

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** 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.crash]].


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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Nothing that these guys do ever goes according to plan.
27th May '17 12:14:28 PM nombretomado
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