Saving Flora (2018) - full transcript

Flora is a circus elephant who has grown too old to perform her tricks. Seventeen-year-old Dawn, daughter of the circus owner, Henry, is deeply attached to Flora. Dawn discovers an elephant refuge, located only three hundred miles from the circus. But the director of this refuge informs Henry that the cost of feeding and caring for an elephant forces them to require a two hundred thousand dollar adoption fee. Henry has no choice but to have Flora euthanize. Dawn tells Henry she can't be there when it happens, so Henry puts her on a train to her aunt's, where she'll stay for a week. But Dawn has no intention of going away. She gets off the train and returns to the circus. She and her seventeen year old friend, Sebastian, who also works at the circus, sneak Flora away at night. A thickly wooded forest separates the circus from the town where the elephant refuge is located. They're well prepared for the journey. Sebastian has made a big backpack for Flora to carry their supplies. They have enough food to last the length of the trip. They enter the woods and the journey begins.

- Ladies and gentlemen,
the tropical Isabella!

Isn't she spectacular!

- Cool, huh?
- Where's the elephant?

- She's retired.

But you get to see
the silly clowns!

- The clowns should
retire, not the elephant.

- And next, coming to the stage!

Bring on the clowns!

- Hey, Albert.


- Oh, hey!

Hey, Dawn!

Dawn, come over here!
- Hey!

- You missed some of the
greatest silk drops ever.

- That's why they call her
The Incredible Isabella.

- It's not the same without
Flora, it's just not.

- No, man, we miss
her, we miss her.

- She misses you, too.

But she's gonna
love her new home.

2,900 acres of grazing, barns
and water pools everywhere.

- Hope I get a place that
swanky when I retire.

- "Retire."

- She'll be lonely at first.

But she'll make new friends.

Flora's a very sociable

- Yeah, for sure.


- Hey, everyone.

So, uh...

We're a little short this week.


The storm wiped out the main
road and people stayed home.

They missed an
incredible performance.

- Yeah, it was
great, but how short?

- I expect word to spread and
a full house tomorrow night.

You'll all get the rest
of your money, okay?

- Thanks, Boss.

- Three weeks in a row.

Look at this.

- Something's
better than nothing, right?

- Yeah, but it's
like three weeks of this.

- He says
it's gonna get better.

It'll get better.

- You
know I have followers

all over the world, right?

- It's good for
stars to have big egos.

- And this is not even half.

- Every time you eat an apple,
who you gonna think of?

That's right, me.

And every time someone steals
an apple when I'm not looking,

I'm gonna think of you.


Got it?

- Sure, just come on in.

- "Folks, I'm a little
late this week."

Of course you are, you
keep putting all that money

in the elephant who hasn't
even performed in a year.

How is that fair?

Elephant orthotics, $70.

- Let's see here.

Acrobatic harness, 380.

- Well, I am the
star of the show,

and I am the one
people come to see.


- You are, now that
Flora's retired.

You're the star.

- I refuse to let you bait me.

- You should be thanking me.

When I don't pay
you, you get mad.

And when you get mad,
you perform better,

and when you perform better,
you get your name in the paper.

Then maybe you'll get some
more Instagram followers.

- You know, they
called me again.

That circus from Ashton.

Maybe next time I won't hang up.

- Hey.

Hey, Gabriella, no.

It's not too late at
all, we just had a show.


Oh, I see.

No, I...

I understand.

- Thank you, Annie.

- Hey, don't beat yourself
up about the crowd.

- I promised Dawn I'd
find a home for Flora.

- But you did.

- Yeah, we're gonna
be there soon.

- They lost their funding.

The preserve director
called me and said

now they're only accepting
sponsored elephants.


And I don't even have 50
bucks to pay my clowns.

- Then we can find
another preserve.

- Chilipingo was the only
one in the whole country.

- Well, what about zoos?

- I've called every
zoo in North America.

Nobody wants an old
elephant with arthritis.

- Well, then what?
- What do you think?

What am I supposed to do?

You can't walk an elephant
around the neighborhood.

They don't curl up at
the foot of your bed!

- Yeah, that's good.

- Oh, Milo, you outdid
yourself this time.

- Hey, you know, most
people add the garlic

and thyme too soon, what
you have to do is wait

for the butter to foam
and start to turn brown.

Thank you.

- Hey, Milo.

Your cottage cheese casserole
was perfect last night, but,

this omelet's even better.

- Thank you, Dawn, you
know, it's nice to know

a barbarian palette is
not a Jacobs family trait.

How far is that preserve again?

- 320 miles, we'll
be there in six days.

- Henry, it's your favorite.
- No, thanks.

Dawn, when you're done with
breakfast, can I speak with you?

- Okay.

- Oh hey, sweetheart.

You know, Flora's in pain.

You've seen her walk around.

Her arthritis is
only gonna get worse.

You know, I love her, too.

But she's had a good
life, a long life.

53 years.

It's the kindest thing
we could do for her.

- Whatever, Dad.

- Um...

Well, I think, I, um...

I might have made a mistake.

- I can't right now.

I'm sending her away.

- Away?

What do you mean away?

- She's gonna stay with her
aunt, Cathy, in Santa Rosa.

She doesn't wanna be
here when the vet comes.

I'm gonna miss you.

Everything's gonna be alright.

- I know.

- Do you have your ticket?
- Yeah, it's right here.

- Okay.

- Welcome aboard.

Watch your step.

- Let's hear it for the
hilarious Bob and Barnaby!

And now, coming to the stage.

The Incredible Isabella!

- Hey, beautiful.

Such a good girl.

Let's go.

Come here.

Come on, Flora.

Come on!

- Get ready.

- Let's hear it for
these hilarious clowns!

- Cathy!

I can't...

What do you mean she's
not on the train?

She texted me that she
arrived over an hour ago.

Okay, I'll call you back.

Come on.

Dawn, where are you?

- Henry!

- Cover for me!

- Alright.

We're good, Flora, come on.

Come on, Flora.

- Dawn!



Where are you, honey?

It's dad.

I want you to know that...

We canceled the vet and
Flora can stay with us.

Until we find her a new home.

I just, I really, I
need you to come home.

I'm, I'm so sorry.

Please, I love you.

Okay, call me back.

- Flora the elephant
has just performed

her most amazing stunt.

Saturday night, Flora
snuck out of her tent,

accompanied by
14-year-old Dawn Jacobs.

The elephant was spotted
taking a late-night stroll

down Main Street by a local
resident walking her dog.

Flora is part of
the Ocotillo Circus,

currently performing in Tapos.

Authorities are confident
they'll find Flora soon because,

well, she's an elephant.

Police are putting out an
APB on this four-ton runaway.

- Has anybody reported
seeing an elephant?

- As a matter of
fact, someone did.

- Well, that's my elephant.

- Why was your elephant wandering
Main Street at 11 o'clock?

- Nobody's up to any good
at that time of night.

- My daughter ran away.

- The elephant
was searching for her?

- No, she ran away
with the elephant.

- Henry's been looking for
both of them all night.

- And they're
not back at the circus?

- No, I wouldn't be
here if they were.

- I'll put a few of
my people right on it.

- Thank you so much, Sheriff.

- If she's run off with a
Chihuahua, it'd take a day or two.

But she ran off with
an elephant, so,

expect a call within an hour.

- Thank you.


- Hey.


I know how much you
like your sleep, but,

gotta keep going, okay?

Did Dad really think I'd go
to Santa Rosa and leave you?


Come on, let's go.

- Flora the circus
elephant and her 14-year-old

companion, Dawn, still
have not been located.

If you happen to see Flora
bathing in your pool,

there's a $1,000 reward.

- Are we staying here?

- Relax.

Why should we be nervous?

If you did your job
well, nobody saw you.

Did you do it well?

Show me.

Not here!

Go around, not here,
what's wrong with you?

What's that?

You made me wait 20
minutes for this?

What's wrong with you?

Go get me a cellphone
or something better!

Get me a cellphone!


- Hey, guys, gather
round, one last thing.

- What's goin' on, Boss?

- Okay.

I don't expect this to take
more than a day or two, but,

if we can't stay on schedule,

then we have to
cancel the next stop.

Don't worry, 'cause you're
all still getting paid.

- It's not about the money.
- It's cool.

Don't worry about it.

- Yeah, you're
good, man, go find Dawn.

- Family first, man.

- Thank you, guys, I really
appreciate your support.

I'll call Isabella with updates.

Thanks, guys.
- No problem, man.

- I'm going with him.

I'll call you guys
with updates, okay?

- I don't need your help.

This is not open for discussion.

- You're right, it's not.

Get in.

- Buckle up.

- Keep it coming, girl.

It's kinda hot, huh?

Come on, look.

Here's some water.



Come here.

There we go.

Is that good for you?

A little bit more.

There we go.

Are you good?

There we go.

Like that?

- Leave me alone!

Get off of me!

- Give it to me!

- Hey, leave him alone!

Hey, leave him alone!

Hey, get off of him!

Come on, Flora.
- Give it to me.

Give it to me.
- Get off of him.

- I'm calling the police.

- Let's go, Flora.

Come on, Flora!

- Come on!

This way takes us
further from the road.

This way.

- What've you got?

What's funny?

- You just sound
like someone I know.

- Let me see.

Cabbage and spinach?

You got cabbage and spinach?

- It's all he had.

- Why didn't you rob a farm
that grows something good,

like strawberries?

- Can we put this in
the elephant's pack?

- Her name is Flora.

Bend down, Flora.

Come on, girl.

There you go.

It's a little rocky.

Okay, in you go.

What's your name?

- Sebastian.

- I'm Dawn.


- What?

- Aren't you gonna ask me

why I'm traveling
with an elephant?

- You're famous, all over TV.

- Let's go.

Come on, Flora.

Come on!

Come on, girl.

Did the news say
where I was headed?

- Just
that you ran away.

- It's no secret.

There's an elephant
preserve in Chilipingo.

- You know how far that is?

And what about the mountain?

- Saw it on the map.

- You do realize
how big that is?

If she can't do circus tricks,

what makes you think she
can climb a mountain?

- Flora's ancestors
crossed the Alps

with the Roman general Hannibal.

I don't think she's worried
about a rinky dink--

- Right.


- Come on, girl.

Thanks for the spinach.

- Thanks for the bread.

- Bye.

- Pleasure to make
your acquaintance.

Let me come with you.

- No chance.
- Part of the way?

- Why?

- My penance.

Stealing is wrong and I
wanna do a good deed like

help a lost girl
and her elephant.

- You lie.
- My penance for lying.

- Goodbye.

- You know why I wanna help?

Flora's scared away that
farmer, I owe you guys.

- We don't need help.

- What if you get
bitten by a scorpion?

- I know what to do.

- Scorpions don't
bite, they sting.

- I knew that.
- No, you didn't, but I do.

I know the mountain that you're
headed to is 11,000 feet,

and there's only
one road through.

I know what berries you
can eat and what you can't.

I know how to hide when
people are searching for me.

- Oh, like the
cops looking for you now?

- Hey, I've only been to
jail once, what about you?

- Are you serious?



- Not so obvious.

I've never stole
anything as big as Flora.

The biggest thing I've
stolen was a truck.

- I didn't steal Flora.

- The circus let you take her?

- They were going,
why am I even talking to you?

- Don't worry.

Elephant larceny is only a
misdemeanor in this county.

- Oh, you think you're funny?

- Hey, if you're gonna
travel 300 miles with a boy,

wouldn't you want
him to be funny?

- Oh my god, I'm not traveling
300 miles with a boy.

Especially if that boy is you.

I'm saying goodbye right here.

Come on, Flora.

- You're right.

The cops will be after me,
that's why I don't wanna go back.

I thought we could
help each other out.

But you want to go
into the barren,

desert alone, that's cool.


- Hey, Sebastian.

- Yes?

- You can stay with
us for one more hour.

- Let's go.

- He's testing me.

- What if they make
it to the preserve?

- Well, we'll
find them first.

- But I'm just saying, what if
they make it to the preserve?

They'll be turned away, they
still don't have the money.

- But we will find her, right?

- Yes.

Yes, we'll find her.

- Hey, can I see that?

Thank you.

You alright?

After I finish
setting up this fire,

gonna get some rest, alright?

Sound good to you?

I love you.

That's my girl.

- I told you there's only
one road over the mountain.

- It's the fastest way.

- If you go to Sabinas, you
can head north from there,

and go around the mountain.

- That's the way
they expect me to go.

- You should listen to me.

♪ Wasted words can find a home ♪

- Alright, we gotta get going.
- I know.

Give Flora some, she
probably needs some water.

♪ And every dream
inside my head ♪

- I'm going to get you.

♪ I'm gonna chase it ♪

♪ I wanna taste it ♪

♪ Faithfully I'll
give you all of me ♪

- Hey, I got it!

♪ I'll give you the best of me ♪

♪ I'll give it everything ♪

♪ And I'm gonna run up to
the top of the world ♪

♪ Every step is a
lesson I learned ♪

♪ All that I've conquered
is all that I've earned ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll do the best
that I can every time ♪

♪ I won't lose faith,
no I won't compromise ♪

♪ I've got a hold on
this life of mine ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

- Down, Flora.
- We can ride her?

- Yeah.

There we go.

Alright, step here.
- Okay.

Just hop on?
- Yeah.

See, there you go!

Alright, back up a little
bit so I can get on.

- No way.

- Like it?

It feels weird at first, right?

- It does!
- Alright, come on.

Stand up, Flora.

- Whoa.
- Careful.

♪ And I'm gonna run up to
the top of the world ♪

♪ Every step is a
lesson I learned ♪

♪ All that I've conquered
is all that I've earned ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll do the best
that I can every time ♪

♪ I won't lose faith,
no I won't compromise ♪

♪ I've got a hold on
this life of mine ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

- I'm on an elephant!


♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll give it everything ♪

♪ And I'm gonna run up to
the top of the world ♪

♪ Every step is a
lesson I learned ♪

♪ All that I've conquered
is all that I've earned ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll do the best
that I can every time ♪

♪ I won't lose faith,
no I won't compromise ♪

♪ I've got a hold on
this life of mine ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

- Barnaby says that
stars are really spotlights

in search of clowns.

- My uncle says they're
bullet holes in the sky.

There's more than one?

- They travel in packs.

- They're closer than before.

- Are you afraid of coyotes?

- No, of course not.

- They don't harm people.
- Yeah, I know that.

- They're probably just
talking about Flora.


"What's that big gray animal
by the fire over there?"

- "No idea, dude."

- "You should go check it out."

- "I'm not checking it
out, you check it out."

- "Let's get outta here and
find ourselves a rabbit."

- I just can't believe
she's out there.

- You know, you really
underestimate her.

She's much more
resilient than you think.

Not to mention Flora.

Who'd wanna mess with Flora?

This is a good picture, what
do you think about this one?

- Awesome.
- It's a good one, right?

Should I post it?

- Yes, absolutely.
- Hashtag...

Life on the road.

- Hello?


Hold on.


Yeah, I can hear you.

They did?


We'll be right there.

- What happened?
- She was spotted.

- Great, let's go!
- Yeah.

- It's gonna be okay.

This is good, this is good.

What else did he say?

- They spotted an elephant
with a little girl.

At this farm.

He's gonna send me the address.

- Okay, okay, you
drive, I do this.

- She couldn't have made it
this far in that amount of time.

- Is it possible you
underestimate your daughter?

- Yes, he does.
- I was talking about Flora.

- Mr. Suarez claims that
Dawn and the elephant

ran off with a teenage boy
who stole his cabbages.

- Well, this just gets
better and better!

- Forgive him, what
else can you tell us?

- There's not much more
information right now.

I've got my guys searching
the entire county.

- Who is this kid?

- We don't know who
the boy is right now.

- Flora's on TV!

- Oh my gosh.

- After six days, searchers
still haven't located Flora

the runaway circus elephant
and 14-year-old Dawn Jacobs.

They were spotted earlier outside
the farm of Javier Suarez.

- I caught a boy stealing my
crop, so I went to go stop him,

and then that's when the
elephant came out of nowhere.

It stood up in the air.

If I didn't run from that
elephant it would have crushed me.

- Flora wouldn't hurt a fly.

- Who let that
buffoon on television?

Everyone's gonna
think she's a threat.

- Picture yourself crushing
a big fat dung beetle

with a giant fly swatter.

Yeah, that's how easy this
job's gonna be for me.

I promise you.

Okay, thank you.

Bob, got some bad news, I
know how much pride you take

in decorating the home front
here, but we gotta move Mick.

- We gotta move Mick?
- We gotta move Mick.

Sorry, Mick.

You've been good to us,
you've been faithful,

but we got a new head comin'
in, a bigger and better head.

We got ourselves an elephant.
- Elephant?

- Don't worry, Keith,
you're not goin' anywhere.

There's an elephant
marauding through the desert,

threatening persons
and property.

- So we're hired to kill it?

- Well, he said something
about a tranquilizer dart, but,

then my phone got funky and I
would have swore I heard him

say, "Runyon, I want you
to stalk that elephant.

"I want you to shoot it
dead and then I want you

"to put its head on
the wall of your home."

So, that's what I'm gonna do.

- But won't Kieth get lonely?

- Kieth?

Kieth won't even notice
the difference.

Oh, Kieth.

God bless him.

- How long has
your dad owned a circus?

- Well, he started off
as a candy butcher.

Those are the people who
sell cotton candy and stuff.

Yeah, they called
him the Handsome Henry.

- Handsome Henry.

- He bought the Ocotillo
Circus 16 years ago,

and I was born on the road
in a town called El Capitan.

We had a
show that same night.

The tightrope walker needed
a prop, so he carried me.

- What?

- Geez, I'm kidding!

You take it so seriously.

- So, do you guys
travel all year long?

- Spring till fall.

My dad says the circus is
a city without a zip code.

- A city without a zip code.
- Mm-hm.

- That's where I wanna live.

I should join the circus!

- What's your act?

- Who's the guy that says,
"ladies and gentlemen,

"welcome to the most
amazing show on Earth."

- That's the ringmaster.
- Oh.

- That's my dad's job.

- Well, I could be a clown.

- Remember when I told
you you're not funny?

- Oh, yeah, back when you
said you wouldn't travel

300 miles with a boy like me.

- Hey, you're still on
a trial period, alright?

Settle down.
- Alright.

- Okay.

Right, small.

Just about the size you'd
expect from a 14-year-old girl.

- Bob.
- I think we found 'em, man.

- Bob, those are human
footprints there.

- Huh?

Oh, hey, hey, look over here.

We got another set of
prints a little bigger.

No, no, it's not them.

Unless the girl's
travelin' with a friend.

- Bob, wouldn't it be better
to focus on these big,

round elephant footprints, huh?

- Elephant prints?
- Yeah.

- Yeah, huh, you make
a good point, man.

Can't deny it.

Yeah, Runyon.

Oh, that's a good one.


- They are
somewhere in this desert.

My volunteers will find her.

- Well, they're going here.

- Chilipingo.

- Yeah, it's
an elephant preserve.

- You see that mountain,
it's 11,000 feet.

- They'll never
make it over that.

They'll have to go around.

- We're gonna find
Dawn, Mr. Jacobs.

We're gonna find her real soon.

- Thank you.

- That a girl.

How're you doin'?

- Shh, check this out.

Trust me.

Go on, I'll catch up.
- You sure?

- Go.
- Alright, alright.

- Stay quiet.

- You know, when
I have trouble sleepin',

I just count my trophies.

Black rhino, white
rhino, hippopotamus,

zebra, giraffe, grizzly
bear, black bear,

lion, tiger, leopard,
panther, jaguar.

- So, uh, what's
the plan tomorrow?

- It's a simple plan, really.

One, locate the elephant.

Two, kill the elephant.

Three, place the elephant's
head on the wall.

Gonna be a big day.

- Are you sure they were
talking about Flora?

- Positive, I was three
feet away from their tent.

- Why would they wanna kill her?

Why would anyone wanna
kill an elephant? I...

- I don't know.

But they do, and
they have quads.

Look, we can't
sleep here for long.

- I'm cold!

I can't walk anymore.

- Dawn!

We can't stay here!

- You don't have
to stay with us!


Don't let us slow you down.

- Alright, alright,
we'll take a break.


- I can't do this.

- Hey.

Hey, you fooled them!

You snuck Flora
out of the circus!

Dawn, you saved her life,
you're brave, you're smart.

You wanna take her to the
preserve, I know, I know you will.

Come on.

- Fine.

- Alright, let's go.

- Come on, Flora.




- Try some of this?

Oh, hey.

Good morning.
- Morning.

- Want some?

So how'd you sleep?

- Good.

We gotta go.

Let's go, Flora.

Come on.

Come on, girl.

- Come on, Flora.

Let's go, girl.

- I should
have known she'd never

get on that train without Flora.

- She fooled us all.

- She shouldn't have fooled me.

I had a clue.

- What clue?

- I know that Dawn is
just like her mother.

- You never talk about her.

- Sophia.

She was Flora's trainer.

She loved Flora like she
was another daughter.

When she got diagnosed
with breast cancer,

she fought so hard.

She always took care of
Flora, right up to the end.

So, when she died, I...

Dawn took over.

And they've been inseparable.

- Hey, where do
you think you're goin'?

- Find Dawn and Flora.
- We thought you'd say that.

- Get in!

- Hey.
- Huh?

- Where's the guns?

That elephant's gonna pay.


- There it is!

- It's a lot bigger in person.

How deep do you
think the water is?

- Hard to say.


- What if it's too
deep for Flora?

- Oh, she's a great swimmer.

Hey, I'll find a
more narrow crossing.

- No, no, no, we cross here.

- We'll find somewhere else.

It looks much further
than it looked at first.

I can't swim that far.

- You're just saying that so
I don't feel like a loser.

- Come on!
- I can do it.

- We'll find a better place.

- Dawn, the hunters!

- Come on, we gotta
go, we can do this!

Let's go, Flora!

- There's the elephant!
- Huh?

- Come back!


Say goodnight, sweetheart.

Okay, here we go.

- Come on!

Almost there!

- I got it!

- Well, don't look at me!

- What do you mean he hasn't
called the hunters off?

- What?

- No, that's not what
happened, he said they fired

two shots at Dawn while
she was in the river!

Call the big game hunters off!

- Okay.


Take a deep breath.

- I slept so good, I don't
even remember my dreams.

- I can't believe
I slept so long.

- You were tired.
- Yeah, I guess.

- Probably had a hard
time falling asleep.

Thinking about all
that reward money.

Your friend should be proud.

You totally had me fooled.

Especially with that
speech in the rain.

"You're gonna make it
to that preserve, Dawn.

"I know you are."

- Dawn, please.
- Leave, Sebastian.

- I sent those
texts the first day.

- You wanted
me to go to Sabinas.

- Yeah, I didn't--

- That's where your
friend was waiting.

- I didn't know you
then, but now I...

Please let me
help, I wanna help.

- Stop lying.

- You have to believe me.

Please believe me?

- Leave, Sebastian!

- Dawn.

- Leave now.


You ready?

Let's go, Flora.

I trust Dad, he
decides to kill you.

I trust Sebastian, he wants
to collect a $1,000 reward.

Time I learned my lesson, huh?

Stop trusting people.

Come on, girl.

Got a long distance today.

- Runyon here.

Yes, sir.

I understand.

The elephant's no longer
in Herschel County, so,

it's out of his jurisdiction.

- So what, the hunt's over?

- Unless the elephant comes
back to Herschel County.

- Yeah, but why would
the girl lead it back

to where they came?

- Well, we could promise her
an elephant ear umbrella,


- Hey!

- Hey, Fernando!

Hey, what's up, man?
- What's wrong with you?

- Hey, hey, Fernando.
- You don't answer my texts.

- There was no service.

- Where is my elephant?

- They got away, they got
away when I was sleeping!

- Watch yourself.

Get my elephant.

Get my elephant!

- Hey, hey!


- Okay, that's 18.38.

- Oh, sorry.

Keep the change.

- Thank you!

- Thanks!
- Thank you.

- Hello?

Yeah, I saw a poster about
a girl and an elephant.

Says there's a reward?

Yeah, yeah, I saw them,
they're in Sabinas.


Did you write that down?

Okay, I have to hang up now
'cause I have to catch a plane.

Alright, okay.

- Hey, we got a sighting
in Sabinas, move out.

- Right.

Gonna go in here.

Okay, come on, Flora.

Come on.

That a girl.

Alright, we're gonna
stop here for the night.

- Dawn!

Don't be scared, you
and Flora have to leave.

- I'm sorry, I fell asleep.

- I want you to stay, but my
dad saw you and called someone.

- Thank you.

- Hey,
it's not deer season.

- Oh, we're huntin'
bigger game than that.

- Elephant?
- Have you seen the elephant?

- Do you have permits
for these rifles, sir?

- What kind of a game warden
wears a Hawaiian shirt?

- Have you got a permit
for that idiot, sir?

- That's funny, but
if you don't mind,

we're here on official
government business, so--

- We do mind.

- Oh boy, oh boy.

Yeah, yeah.

- The hunt's over.

- Why'd you stand there while
they were breakin' my gun,

flossin' you teeth?
- Sorry, man.

Dental hygiene's important.

- A barn, where?

I thought they were in Sabinas?

- Oh, an elite
force, you said, huh?

"They know this area like
the back of their hand!"

- When we got to
the barn, they were gone.

But take a look at this.

- What?

I'll call you back.

- Oh my god.

- Somebody likes apples.

Good, that elephant
loves apples.

We've gotta get all the apples.

- All the apples, got it.
- Alright, Bob.

- Yep.
- This is our first date.

You gotta make a good
impression on a first date.

- That's what I'm told, yeah.

- It's our last
date, too.

- Right, right, 'cause
we're gonna kill the elephant.

- Well, I am.
- Well, yeah, yeah.

Hey, can I have one?
- Yeah.

Worm, worm, here.
- Oh, thanks, man!

- Oh my god, oh my god.

- That's good!
- Come on, hurry.

- That's really good!
- You're sickening.

Flora, come on.

Flora, Flora, come on!

Come on.

Come on.

Keep on coming.

Wait, no, no!

No, no.


Wait one second, Flora!

Are you okay, Flora?

- Dawn!


Are you hurt?

- Who cares?

I don't!

- I'm getting rope.

- No, no, call the cops first!

Make sure I don't run away
and deprive you of your money.

- I need rope.


Watch your head!

Put it around.

- I know what to do.

Get Flora to help!

- What command do I
use to make her walk?

- She's not a dog.

Tell her what you want,
she'll understand.

- Okay.


Okay, Flora.

Hey, I can't Dawn
up from that ledge.

I can't get Dawn up from that
ledge without your help, okay?

Come on, Flora.

Get Dawn up from
that ledge, let's go.

Come on, girl.

That's it.

- Hey.


Hey, I am so sorry.

I thought it was over.

You did so good, such a
good girl, right?

You're such a good girl.


Eat up, alright?

- You said apples
were her favorite.

- That a girl.

Searchers will be out soon.

- They're wasting their time.

Did you steal the bike?

- No.

- The food?

- No.

I stole the money that
I used to buy them.

- Ah, there it is!

- I stole them from the man
who texted me about Flora.

He calls himself my uncle.

I steal for him,
or, or he beats me.

And sometimes he beats
me 'cause he likes to.

I don't have a dad.

So don't lose yours.

- Woo!

- We made it!


- I am so proud of you.



- My leg's starting to ache,
you know what that means right?

- We get to kill the elephant.
- I get to kill the elephant.

- Yeah, right, yeah.

Yeah, you get to
kill the elephant.

- And it's close.

Can you feel it?

It's really close.

- I think I can feel it.

- There it is!

Just kidding.


Hey, girl.


- Hey, stop banging
around back there!

- Yeah!

- I don't want any
bruises on my trophy!

- I need you to rock, alright?

Rock, that a girl.

- You know, I'm gonna pull
over and tie that beast down.

- That makes sense.

- Okay, here we go.


Quiet down, old lady!

- Noisy.
- Alright, you get up there.

I'll get you some rope.
- Wait, wait, up there?

- Are you kidding?

I have to do everything?

- What's goin' on?

Oh, wow.

How'd the elephant
learn how to drive?

Oh, that's gotta hurt.

- My leg's broken.

- Well, looks like that
elephant bagged herself

a big game hunter, huh?

- That's funny.
- Yeah.

- You laugh again, your head's
gonna end up on the wall

between Mick and
Kieth, you got it?

- I got it.

- Oh, that elephant!

- Hey, excuse me, sir?

Yeah, um, can you
tell me how to get

to the elephant
preserve from here?

Come on.

- How did you get this?

We're gonna make it.

We're gonna make it!

- Woo!


- The cops are behind us.

- Come on, girl,
you're almost home.

- What about the money?

- We've come so far.

They wouldn't dare
turn her away.

- Go, go, go, go!

We got this.

You got this.

- Alright, Flora.

- We made it.

- Sir, sir, that's
my daughter driving.

There's an elephant in there.

She's gonna let it out, just
give it some room, guys.

- Look, look.

- Alright, come on, Flora.

Come on, Flora.

- And here they
are, Dawn and Flora.

After a grueling 320-mile
journey, they have reached

the gates of the Chilipingo
Elephant Preserve.

- Who are all these people?

- They're here to
see you and Flora!

- Dawn.

Dawn, it's great to meet you.

You've been quite a journey.

- Uh, I've been thinking
about Flora's fee.

I can't pay it all at once,
but maybe I could work here,

for free, you don't--
- No.

Flora's fee has been paid.

- Wait, what?

- In fact, Flora's
journey has helped raise

enough to sponsor four new
elephants in addition to Flora.

- People all over the world
have been following your journey

through The Incredible
Isabella's Instagram account.

- Thank you.

- I'm so proud of you.

You're amazing.

- I'm so glad you're safe.

- I, um...

I heard your voicemail.

Thank you.
- So why didn't you come home?

- It would have never been fair.

You can't afford to keep Flora.

Oh, uh, Dad, Isabella,
this is Sebastian.

Couldn't have done
it without him.

- Sebastian, thank
you, thank you so much.

- Dawn says you were the greatest
candy butcher of all time.

- "The greatest of all time,"
he sounds like a ringmaster.

- Yeah, that's your job,
but I could be a clown.

- Yeah, he's not

- I'll start as a candy butcher.

- More like you'll hot-wire
the cotton candy machine.



You've made a new
friend already?

- Maybe not so new.

- What?

- Well, I've been lookin'
into Flora's history.

Flora was shipped from
Malaysia to New York in 1983,

and from there, she went to
a circus in Wichita, Kansas.

Flora's friend is
named Samantha.

She's been with us for 16 years.

She was two when we got her,
from the circus in Wichita.

- The same one?

- I was able to track down
someone who used to work there.

She clearly remembers
an elephant giving birth

shortly before
the circus closed.

That elephant was sold
to the Ocotillo Circus.

The elephant's baby came to us.


I wanna introduce you to
Flora's daughter, Samantha.

- Hey, Samantha.

- Wow.

- Hi.

Hi, Samantha.

- You're beautiful.

- Ladies and gentlemen!

The Incredible Isabella
and her flying friends!

♪ Wasted words can find a home ♪

♪ It's not over till it's done ♪

♪ And every dream
inside my head ♪

♪ I'm gonna chase it ♪

♪ I wanna taste it ♪

♪ Faithfully I'll
give you all of me ♪

♪ I'll give you the best of me ♪

♪ I'll give it everything ♪

♪ And I go run up to
the top of the world ♪

♪ Every step is a
lesson I learned ♪

♪ All that I've conquered
is all that I've learned ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll do the best
that I can every time ♪

♪ I won't lose faith,
no I won't compromise ♪

♪ I've got a hold on
this life of mine ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ Broken hearts
still have a beat ♪

♪ And I won't dare
admit defeat ♪

♪ If I just get out my head ♪

♪ I'm gonna chase it ♪

♪ Oh, I swear I can taste it ♪

♪ Faithfully I'll
give you all of me ♪

♪ I'll give you the best of me ♪

♪ I'll give it everything ♪

♪ And I go run up to
the top of the world ♪

♪ Every step is a
lesson I learned ♪

♪ All that I've conquered
is all that I've learned ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll do the best
that I can every time ♪

♪ I won't lose faith,
no I won't compromise ♪

♪ I've got a hold on
this life of mine ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll give it everything ♪

♪ And I go run up to
the top of the world ♪

♪ Every step is a
lesson I learned ♪

♪ All that I've conquered
is all that I've learned ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'll do the best
that I can every time ♪

♪ I won't lose faith,
no I won't compromise ♪

♪ I've got a hold on
this life of mine ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪

♪ I'm a fighter ♪