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Crocodile Dundee -- Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee (Hogan) is a free-spirited Australian who hunts crocodiles with his bare hands, stares down giant water buffaloes, and drinks mere mortals under the table. But he's about to face the ultimate torture test -- a trip to New York City.
Crocodile Dundee -- 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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26 September 1986 (USA) See more »
From the Australian Outback to New York City, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is about to survive in a different kind of Jungle. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Hogan ... Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee

Linda Kozlowski ... Sue Charlton

John Meillon ... Walter Reilly

David Gulpilil ... Neville Bell

Ritchie Singer ... Con
Maggie Blinco ... Ida
Steve Rackman ... Donk
Gerry Skilton ... Nugget
Terry Gill ... Duffy
Peter Turnbull ... Trevor
Khristina Totos ... Rosita (as Christine Totos)
Graham 'Grace' Walker ... Angelo
David Bracks ... Burt (Roo Shooter)
Brett Hogan ... Peter (Roo Shooter)

Mark Blum ... Richard Mason
Michael Lombard ... Sam Charlton
Irving Metzman ... Irving - Doorman

Reginald VelJohnson ... Gus
Rik Colitti ... Danny

John Snyder ... Pimp
J.J. Cole ... Buzzy
Gwyllum Evans ... Wendell Wainwright
Clarie Hague ... Dorothy Wainwright
Jan Saint ... Wino
Peter Bucossi ... Subway Creek
Sullivan Walker ... Tall Man
Bobby Alto ... Pug Nose
Anne Carlisle ... Gwendoline
Anne Francine ... Fran
Paige Matthews ... Party Girl
Paul Greco ... New Yorker

Caitlin Clarke ... Simone
Nancy Mette ... Karla
Barry Kivel ... Coke Snorter
Tony Holmes ... Teenage Mugger
Dan Lounsbery ... Simpson
Dolores Messina ... Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Ash ... Plaza bell hop (uncredited)
Yvonne Erwin ... Dancer at Party (uncredited)

Dhonna Harris Goodale ... Token Taker (uncredited)
Christopher Lockhart ... Subway Platform Student (uncredited)
Joe Pentangelo ... Mounted Cop on Horse (uncredited)
David Trim ... Actor at Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Faiman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Cornell  screenplay
Paul Hogan  screenplay
Paul Hogan  story
Ken Shadie  screenplay

Produced by
John Cornell .... producer
Jane Scott .... line producer
Wayne Young .... associate producer: Australia
Original Music by
Peter Best 
Cinematography by
Russell Boyd (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Stiven 
Production Design by
Graham 'Grace' Walker 
Costume Design by
Norma Moriceau 
Makeup Department
Elizabeth Ann Fardon .... hair stylist: Australia (as Liz Fardon)
Elizabeth Ann Fardon .... makeup artist: Australia (as Liz Fardon)
Jean Paul .... hair stylist: New York
Carla White .... makeup artist: New York
Production Management
Kevin Dowd .... unit manager: New York
Hugh Johnston .... assistant unit manager: Australia (as Hugh Johnson)
Laura J. Medina .... assistant production manager: New York
Philip A. Patterson .... unit manager: Australia (as Phil Patterson)
Mark Silverman .... pre-production supervisor: New York
Katrina Singer .... unit manager: second unit, Australia
Peter Sjoquist .... post-production supervisor: Australia
Peter Sjoquist .... production manager: Australia
Kelly Van Horn .... production manager: New York
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Bolles .... second assistant director: Australia
Jon Kilik .... second assistant director: New York (as John Kilik)
Richard Schlesinger .... second assistant director: New York
Mark Turnbull .... first assistant director
P.J. Voeten .... third assistant director: Australia (as Peter Voeten)
Art Department
Alan Armytage .... painter: Australia (as Alan Armatage)
Phillipa Banks .... art department coordinator: Australia
Andrew Chauvel .... carpenter: Australia (as Andy Chauvell)
Matt Connors .... trades assistant: Australia (as Matthew Connors)
Ian Freeman .... art department assistant: Australia
Kim Hilder .... model maker: Australia
Geoff Howe .... carpenter: Australia
Romaine Joseph .... draughtsperson: Australia
Sebastian La Costa .... storyboard artist: Australia (as Sebastian Lakosta)
Michael Leather .... art department production assistant: New York (as Mike Leather)
John-Paul Lucini .... art department runner: Australia (as John Paul Lucini)
Billy Malcolm .... scenic artist: Australia
Andrew Merrifield .... art department runner: Australia (as Andrew Merryfield)
Karan Monkhouse .... stand-by props: New York/Australia
John Murch .... model maker: Australia
Martin O'Neill .... property master: Australia
Martin O'Neill .... set decorator: Australia (as Martin O'Neil)
Taylor Pattison .... set dresser: New York
Mark Peltzer .... inside props: New York
Gretchen Rau .... set decorator: New York
Dennis Smith .... construction manager: Australia
Marcus Smith .... carpenter: Australia
Andy Tickner .... carpenter: Australia
Steve Wright .... set dresser: New York
Sound Department
Doug Brady .... mixing engineer: Australia
Steve Burgess .... post sync effects recordist: Australia
Adrian Carr .... dialogue editor: Australia
Craig Carter .... dialogue editor: Australia
Tim Chau .... sound effects editor: Australia
Peter Clancy .... assistant sound effects editor: Australia
Melissa Clark .... assistant sound effects editor: Australia
Bill Daly .... sound recordist: New York
Philip Dickson .... assistant dialogue editor: Australia (as Phil Dickson)
Helen Field .... sound assistant: Australia
Rebecca Grubelich .... assistant dialogue editor: Australia
Nick Hammond .... boom operator: New York
Phil Judd .... post sync effects mixer: Australia
Robin Judge .... post sync effects assistant: Australia (as Robyn Judge)
Bruce Lamshed .... sound effects editor: Australia
Sue Lamshed .... assistant sound effects editor: Australia
JoAnn M. Laub .... syncing editor: New York (as Joanne Laub)
David Rawlinson .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby, Australia
Roger Savage .... sound supervisor: Australia
Andrew Schmetterling .... sound production assistant: New York
Andrew Steuart .... post sync effects: Australia
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator: Australia (as Mark Wasiutak)
Karin Whittington .... dialogue editor: Australia
Gary Wilkins .... sound recordist: Australia
Special Effects by
David Hardie .... special effects: Australia
Chris Murray .... special effects: Australia
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... opticals: Australia
Max Aspin .... stunt coordinator: Australia
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator: New York
Peter Bucossi .... stunt actor (uncredited)
Lisa Dalton .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Atkinson .... additional camera operator: wildlife, Australia
Brian Bansgrove .... gaffer: Australia
Ian Bird .... grip: Australia
Ray Brown .... key grip: Australia
Colin Chase .... electrician: Australia
Edward Cohen .... best boy electric: New York (as Eddie Cohen)
Michael Fedack .... best boy grip: New York
Martin Flemyng .... camera maintenance: Australia
Paul Gantner .... best boy electric: Australia
Edward Gold .... second camera operator: New York (as Eddie Gold)
Stuart Green .... grip: Australia
Terry Hopkins .... camera operator: second unit, New York
Robert Ippolito .... grip: New York
Tony Larkins .... grip: Australia
Andrew McLean .... second camera operator: Australia
Peter Menzies Jr. .... camera operator: Australia
Brandon Odegaard .... electrician: New York
George Pattison .... key grip: New York
David Petley .... assistant camera: second unit, Australia
Jason Rogers .... generator operator: Australia
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer: Australia
Jim Sheldon .... still photographer: New York
Conrad Slack .... clapper loader: Australia
Rufus Standefer .... gaffer: New York
Susan Starr .... clapper loader: New York
Jeff Victor .... assistant camera: second unit, New York
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer: New York
Geoffrey Wharton .... focus puller: Australia (as Geoff Wharton)
Geoffrey Wharton .... panaglide operator: Australia (as Geoff Wharton)
Zachary Winestine .... clapper loader: New York (as Zachery Winestine)
Rodney Bauer .... grip (uncredited)
John Haddy .... camera operator: second unit, Australia (uncredited)
Charles Quinlivan .... grip (uncredited)
Owen Stephens .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Loretta Crawford .... casting consultant: New York
Paula Herold .... casting: New York
Elizabeth Guber Stephen .... casting assistant: New York (as Elizabeth Guber)
Riccardo Bertoni .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paulette Aller .... wardrobe assistant: New York (as Paulette Aller Shelton)
Mel Dykes .... wardrobe assistant: Australia
Isis Mussenden .... wardrobe production assistant: New York
Susan Pullen .... stand-by wardrobe: Australia (as Susie Pullen)
James Watson .... costumer cutter: Australia
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe supervisor: New York (as Diedre Williams)
Editorial Department
Peter Carrodus .... assembly editor: Australia
Dick Fokker .... assistant editor: Australia
Annette Kelly .... assistant editor: Australia
Richard Piorkowski .... laboratory liaison: Australia
Music Department
Peter Best .... conductor: Australia
Peter Best .... music arranger: Australia
Doug Brady .... music recordist: Australia
Bruce Lamshed .... music mixer: Australia
Roger Savage .... music mixer: Australia
Trevor Smith .... music consultant: Australia
Transportation Department
Ralph Clark .... transportation manager: Australia
Sue Clark .... transportation assistant: Australia
Jeremy Hutchinson .... driver: Australia
Herb Lieberz .... teamster driver: New York
David Thomas .... driver: Australia (as Dave Thomas)
Dennis Williams .... driver: Australia
Other crew
Doon Allen .... unit assistant: New York
Dale Aspin .... dog handler: Australia
Victor Atkinson .... assistant: Australia
Elizabeth Benjamin .... pre-production assistant: New York
Amanda Bennett .... production secretary: Australia
Craig Bolles .... location scout: Australia
John Bowring .... armorer: Australia
Peter Brown .... ja ja camp coordinator: Australia
Peter Carroll .... dialogue coach: Australia
John Cornell .... script editor: Australia
Victoria Cullingham .... craft service: New York
Margaret Daley .... location production assistant: New York
H. Clay Dear .... double: Paul Hogan (as Clay Dear)
H. Clay Dear .... stand-in: Paul Hogan (as Clay Dear)
Kevin Delaney .... location production assistant: New York
Lee Dillow .... assistant: Paul Hogan, Australia
Kevin Dowd .... location scout: New York
Alan Edwards .... helicopter pilot: Australia
John Faithful .... location caterer: Australia (as John Faithfull)
James Fanning .... teamster captain: New York (as Jim Fanning)
Julie Forster .... production coordinator: Australia
Graham Gow .... snake handler: Australia
Bob Hall .... kakadu liaison: Australia
Richard Harper .... financial controller: Australia
Lisa Herth .... stand-in: Linda Kozlowski
Paul Hogan .... script editor: Australia
Peita Hurcum .... production accountant: Australia
Kerry Jackson .... unit runner: Australia
Georgia Kacandes .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Adrienne Kahn .... promotions: New York
Elyse Katz .... set assistant: New York (as Elyse H.Katz)
John Kerr .... location production assistant: New York
Mark Kyle .... cattle handler: Australia
Claude Lambert .... safety officer: Australia
Ilene S. Landress .... crafts production assistant: New York (as Ilene Landress)
Terry Lee .... helicopter pilot: Australia
Rosemary Lombard .... assistant to producer: New York
Nene Morgan .... base office liaison: Australia
Bluey O'Brien .... aboriginal attachment: Australia (as Bluey)
Daphne Paris .... continuity: Australia
Anne Phillips .... production accountant: Australia (as Ann Phillips)
Denise Pinckley .... production coordinator: New York
David Pomier .... location manager: New York
Henry Rainger .... buffalo handler: Australia
Hugh Rawson .... key production assistant: New York
Bob Rich .... production associate: New York
Jacquie Robertson .... nurse: Australia (as Jacqui Robertson)
Sally Roy .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Jim Sexton .... office production assistant: New York
David Thomas .... mechanic: Australia (as Dave Thomas)
Dennis Thompson .... vet: Australia
Steve Warrington .... location caterer: Australia
Dennis Williams .... mechanic: Australia
John Wood .... armorer: Australia
Peggy Wood .... secretary to producer and director: Australia
Jordan Derwin .... double: "Sam" (uncredited)
Philip A. Patterson .... location manager: Australia (uncredited)
Christina Pierce .... double: "Sue" (uncredited)
Laura Stillman .... production accountant: New York (uncredited)
Robert Wess .... double: "Gus" (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"'Crocodile' Dundee" - UK, USA
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97 min | 93 min (DVD)
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When Paul Hogan gave an interview for Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), he put to rest the myth that there was a real Crocodile Dundee. He assured the interviewer that there was not, and that the idea for the character came from his own head. Hogan admitted that on a trip to New York he felt like a complete fish-out-of-water and the idea began to form in his head.See more »
Factual errors: When Sue goes down to the water to fill her canteen, the reptile that lunges forward is not a crocodile, but a large American alligator, it's evident by the roundness in the snout and the placement of the teeth when it's mouth is closed.See more »
Walter Reilly:[after the fight with the croc in the bar, Mick joins Sue and Wally] Sorry if that frightened you, miss. Uh, you see, it's **stuffed**.
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee:[Mick indicates "Cyril"] Him an' me both, Wal.
[notices the cute and "proper" Sue for the first time, and shyly smiles and tips his hat]
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee:Michael J "Crocodile" Dundee.
Sue Charlton:[Sue shakes his hand] Never-Never Safaris.
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee:Yeah, er, "never" go out with us... If you do, you'll "never" come back. Right, Wal?
Walter Reilly:[giggles and nods]
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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
The First Great Australian Comedy, 1 March 2005
Author: James Hitchcock from Tunbridge Wells, England

The Australian film industry first began to come to international notice in the seventies and early eighties with films like Peter Weir's "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and "Gallipoli", Fred Schepisi's "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and Bruce Beresford's "Breaker Morant". Most of these were films with a serious theme and, often, a historical setting. "Crocodile Dundee" was different. Not only did it have a contemporary setting, it was also perhaps the first great Australian comedy- certainly the first Australian comedy to achieve international success.

The protagonists are Mick Dundee, a bushman from northern Australia, and Sue Charleton, an attractive young female journalist from New York. Sue is on assignment in Australia, and hears stories about a legendary crocodile hunter from the small outback village of Walkabout Creek. (The name may be homage to Nicolas Roeg's film "Walkabout", one of the earliest manifestations of the Australian New Wave. One of the stars of that film, David Gumpilil, has a part in Crocodile Dundee). Sue meets Mick to interview him and travels with him into the bush to see the scene of his famed encounter with a crocodile that nearly cost him his leg. She then arranges for him to travel back to New York with her- the first time he has been outside Australia or visited a city.

The film is essentially a romantic comedy. Romantic comedies generally deal with a couple in love and the way in which they overcome obstacles to their love. A common type of obstacle is a discrepancy in their social backgrounds, and this is the type we have here. Sue and Mick seem to be polar opposites. She is a typical product of the American East Coast elite- urban, wealthy, professional, politically committed to liberal causes. He is from a working-class background, rural, apolitical with no fixed employment. As another reviewer has pointed out, he is as much a fish out of water in the city as she is in the outback. To make things worse, he is considerably older than her, and she already has a boyfriend, her editor Richard. There is, however, a saying that polar opposites attract, and this is as true of characters in romantic comedies as it is of magnets. The marvellous ending on the crowded subway station is one of the most memorable finales to any romantic comedy, rivalling that of "The Graduate".

Some romantic comedies concentrate on romance at the expense of comedy, but Crocodile Dundee is not one of them. The film is brilliantly funny, especially in the second half when the action moves to New York. The main source of the humour is Paul Hogan's title character. Mick is a rough diamond, but decent, kindly and good-hearted. Most of the laughs arise from his innocent misunderstanding of the seedier aspects of life in the big city- there are jokes at the expense of prostitutes, criminals like the muggers who flee when they see Mick has a bigger knife than they have ("That's not a knife. THAT'S a knife!"), transvestites (one of whom Mick mistakenly tries to chat up), drug takers (Mick thinks cocaine is a cure for blocked sinuses) and psychiatrists ("Haven't you got any mates to talk to?") This last sentiment touched a chord in Britain, ever suspicious of the American obsession with psycho-analysis. Mick may be apolitical, but he is also politically incorrect- much of the humour is aimed at the culture of political correctness, just starting to burgeon in the mid-eighties. There are jokes about race and gender, and Dundee is not only a drinker but also a heavy smoker. (And this during a decade when smoking was almost banished from the screen).

Some of the humour is perhaps a bit exaggerated- it is, for example, difficult to believe that Mick does not recognise the prostitutes for what they are, as he is no sexual innocent but a red-blooded ladies' man with an eye for the Sheilas- but this is deliberate exaggeration for satirical effect. The film both satirises and celebrates Australia's self-image as a land of self-reliant pioneers from the outback- most modern Australians, in fact, live in the suburbs of a few large cities- by contrasting idealised rural Australian values with the supposed vices of urban America.

Despite the great success of this film, the sequel was less successful and Paul Hogan and his lovely co-star Linda Kozlowski (who later became his wife) did not perhaps go on to the glittering careers that some had predicted for them. Nevertheless, Mick Dundee will live on as one of the great comic characters of all time, and the film itself as one of the best comedies of the eighties and possibly the best Australian comedy ever. 9/10

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