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Crocodile Dundee (1986)

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

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Maggie Blinco ...
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Khristina Totos ...
Rosita (as Christine Totos)
Graham 'Grace' Walker ...
Angelo
David Bracks ...
Burt (Roo Shooter)
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Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who lives in the Australian outback and runs a safari business with his trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly. After surviving a crocodile attack, a New York journalist named Sue arrives to interview Mick about how he survived and learns more about the crocodile hunter. After saving Sue from a crocodile, Sue invites Mick to visit New York City, since Mick has never been to a city. Mick finds the culture and life in New York City a lot different than his home and he finds himself falling in love with Sue. Written by Daniel Williamson

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He's survived the most hostile and primitive land known to man. Now all he's got to do is make it through a week in New York. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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26 September 1986 (USA)  »

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$8,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 1,412,494 (Australia) (1 May 1986)

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$174,635,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The "quotes" around "Crocodile" in the title were added for the American release to ensure people didn't think that Dundee was a crocodile. See more »

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Right after Crocodile Dundee climbs up to walk over the crowd in the subway station, if you look at his feet you can briefly see the platform used to assist him in walking. See more »

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Walter Reilly: [looking at the New York Newsday newspaper photo of the two of them that Sue had sent him, and speaking on the Walkabout Pub phone with Mick in New York] Got the photo, Mick - - I look GREAT! Ida sends love. Oh - - Donk wants to say a word to you.
Donk: [sarcastically referring to Mick's previously saying that he was "stuffed" just like his "pet" crocodile] Mick - - get **stuffed**!
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Sloppy Crocodile
Written by Greedy Smith
Performed by Mental As Anything (as Mental as Anything)
Produced by Charles Fisher
Engineered by John Bee and Peter Walker
Mental As Anything appear courtesy of CBS
Copyright Syray Music Pty. Ltd.
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Charismatic croc goes walkabout in the Big Apple
9 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful adventure romance! This is a film that neither my husband, my teenage son, or myself can resist watching time after time, whenever it happens to be on TV.

The movie tells the tale of Mick Dundee, a charismatic adventurer from Walkabout Creek in the Australian outback, who ends up as a 'croc out of water' (as some reviewers have cleverly phrased it) in New York City. Naturally, there's a 'sheila' with him, a love interest in the form of beautiful blonde American journalist, Sue Charlton. The sparks fly between them, the chemistry cooks, and so on.

This movie of course is made solely by the legendary character of Mick Dundee, played to charming perfection by Paul Hogan, both in his native bush and also Big City settings. You'll be in stitches, you'll cheer for him, you'll be amazed at his adaptation of his unique Down Under bush survival skills to the streets of the Big Apple. The knife incident...what can I say? He displays an endearing innocence of the seedier aspects of Big City life, notably its drugs and prostitutes. But it's not only Mick's humour and charisma, this adventurer is a guy with integrity that would put most everyone, rural or urban, Australian or American, to shame.

The greatest supporting role here must surely go to Mick's bush buddy, Wally, who's basically 'all talk and no action', yet one of the most likable ever film characters.

The ending? I won't give it away, but it's a dilly, a dandy, and a doozy. Just one of the many reasons I can watch this great movie again and again. The first Crocodile Dundee sequel is equally entertaining, and though the second (Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles) doesn't quite measure up, I can never resist watching Mick in action.


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