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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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From the Australian Outback to New York City, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is about to survive in a different kind of Jungle. See more »
An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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:
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
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)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project.See more »
Plot holes: When the pimp approaches Mick for the second time, he says, "If it isn't the man who doesn't like bad [expletive] language in front of ladies!" However, Mick didn't make this comment to Simone and Carla until after he'd knocked the pimp unconscious, so the pimp couldn't have heard it.See more »
Sue Charlton:Is it dead?
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee:[looks at the crocodile with his knife in its skull] Well, if it isn't, it'll be a helluva job skinning the bastard.
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54 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
The Film that Put "Down Under" on Top (10/10), 17 September 2002
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

One of the great things about movies is that every once in awhile the unexpected happens, something comes along that you know immediately is just a bit different and special somehow. Usually it's the film itself, but on occasion-- and this is one of them-- a character will emerge who is not just a character in a movie, but IS the movie. Here, it's the title character of `Crocodile Dundee,' directed by Peter Faiman, and starring Paul Hogan as the inimitable Mick Dundee, a rather unique individual hailing from the small hamlet of Walkabout Creek, Australia. Mick hit the big screen in 1986, and from the first moment he appeared, right up through the end of the second sequel, it's been a `G'day' for audiences around the world.

In Australia on assignment for her New York newspaper, journalist Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) runs across a story she just has to pursue. It's about a legendary `local' from one of the small towns on the cusp of the bush, a crocodile hunter who, the story goes, had his leg bitten off by a croc, then managed to survive by crawling, alone, for days on end across the outback. So it's off to the town of Walkabout Creek in search of this larger-than-life character, who it turns out is quite a `character' to say the least. He is, in fact, one of a kind.

After a memorable meeting in the town's only pub (one of about four buildings in the whole place), Michael J. `Mick' Dundee agrees to take her on a tour retracing his steps and reconstructing the famous event where it actually took place. He promises a hard journey through some rugged terrain-- no place, in fact, for a `Sheila'-- but, like any good reporter, she's ready for anything; or so she thinks. And it's the beginning of an adventure she, as well as the audience, will never forget.

Hogan concocted the story and created the character, then wrote the screenplay along with John Cornell and Ken Shadie, after which he turned it over to director Faiman, who did a worthy, if not exceptional, job of translating Hogan's vision to the screen. Faiman, however, is destined to be the forgotten man with regards to this project, inasmuch as he was not only necessarily overshadowed by writer/star Hogan, but he presented the film in a fairly straightforward manner, without anything particularly noteworthy that `he' did that would put his `signature' on it. Add to that the fact that this was the first of only two films Faiman ever directed (his second was the lackluster `Dutch' in 1991); simply not enough to reference him, nothing added to his resume afterwards to make you take notice and say, `Oh, yes, he directed ‘Dundee,' too.' Still, filmmaking is inherently a collaborative medium, and as they say, a film does not `direct' itself; so credit must be given where it is due, and considering how good this film is, and how well it did at the box office, it points up that whatever Faiman did, he did right. And he deserves to be acknowledged for it.

It's no secret, of course, what really makes this film work. Aside from the engaging story with it's romantic notions of adventure, from beginning to end it has the four `Big Cs' going for it: Character, Charisma, Chemistry and Charm. Let's face it, Paul Hogan is `The Man' as Mick Dundee; he's the guy other guys admire and want to be (whether or not they'll admit to it), and he has the kind of natural good looks, charisma and charm that is irresistible to the ladies (whether or not they'll admit to it). And the chemistry between Hogan and Kozlowski is irrefutable; it's the kind that makes you want to put another shrimp on the barbie. Besides all of which there is an innate honesty about Hogan's Mick that shines through like a 1st order Fresnel light in a London fog. He's laid-back and grounded, with a refreshingly logical outlook on life-- this guy's never going to need a pill for hypertension-- and what adds even more to his appeal is that there's a touch of larceny in his make-up, hiding just beneath that twinkle in his eye and his obvious integrity. You also know instinctively that this is the guy you want in your corner when the chips are down. All of this and more is what Paul Hogan captures in his performance; this is the Mick `Crocodile' Dundee he brings to the screen.

In her motion picture debut, the lovely Linda Kozlowski brings some sizzle to the screen and proves to be the perfect counterpoint to co-star Hogan. Something of an `Ibsenesque' role model, she demonstrates that a woman can be strong and ultra feminine, capable yet vulnerable, and all at the same time. It makes her portrayal of Sue Charlton convincing, well rounded and real; much more than just a cardboard cutout kind of a character that could have been used as nothing more than a vehicle to move the story along. Instead, though this is without question Mick Dundee's story, she makes it her story, too, and it gives the film an added perspective and considerably more depth than what is usually found in light comedy, which is essentially what this film is. And there's a look in her eye and something in the way she smiles at Mick that has an absolute ring of truth to it. You could say, in fact, that Hogan and Kozlowski are the Bogie and Bacall of the outback.

Another invaluable asset to the film is the performance of the likable John Meillon as Mick's friend, Walter Reilly. The part is a true character actor's character, and Meillon does it beautifully. The supporting cast includes Mark Blum (Richard), Michael Lombard (Sam), Steve Rackman (Donk) and Reginald VelJohnson (Gus). A memorable film filled with unforgettable characters, `Crocodile Dundee' will take you to the top o'the world... `down under.' 10/10.

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