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Crocodile Dundee (1986)

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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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Peter Faiman

Writers:

Ken Shadie (screenplay), John Cornell (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hogan ... Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee
Linda Kozlowski ... Sue Charlton
John Meillon ... Walter Reilly
David Gulpilil ... Neville Bell
Ritchie Singer ... Con
Maggie Blinco Maggie Blinco ... Ida
Steve Rackman ... Donk
Gerry Skilton Gerry Skilton ... Nugget
Terry Gill Terry Gill ... Duffy
Peter Turnbull Peter Turnbull ... Trevor
Khristina Totos Khristina Totos ... Rosita (as Christine Totos)
Graham 'Grace' Walker Graham 'Grace' Walker ... Angelo
David Bracks ... Burt (Roo Shooter)
Brett Hogan Brett Hogan ... Peter (Roo Shooter)
Mark Blum ... Richard Mason
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Storyline

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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The Wizard of Auz hits The Big Apple! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

'Crocodile' Dundee See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 1,412,494 (Australia), 1 May 1986

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,038,855, 28 September 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$174,635,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$360,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rimfire Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Hogan really did walk around saying "g'day" to New Yorkers during his first trip to Manhattan. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sue Charlton: How does he find his way in the dark?
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: He "thinks" his way. A lot of people believe that they're telepathic.
[Sounds of branches breaking, splashing]
Neville Bell: OOOOh, God, I hate the bush.
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Soundtracks

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Performed by INXS
Written by Andrew Farriss (as A. Farriss) and Michael Hutchence (as M. Hutchence)
Produced by Andrew Farriss (as A. Farriss)
Engineered by D. Nicholas
Copyright 1986 Tol Muziek
Administered worldwide by MCA Music, Inc.
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Something completely different...
24 January 2007 | by buzznzipp1995See all my reviews

I had an idea from the television adds that ran, in 1986, for this but i didn't realize that it would be the "Feel Good Movie" of the summer!! This was fresh and funnier than quite a few things I'd seen in a long time. To beat all, this was a film that not only had a very clean and unoffensive story, but it was formed out of an experience that Paul Hogan had when he was visiting New York City.

This won Golden globe awards for both Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski. it was also awarded a Golden Screen Award. On top of that was nominated for an 'Oscar'. It did also win, for best music scoring, Peter Best. Peter Best, don't tell me this was the Beatle's first drummer? That Best??? I saw this when I was 18 and I remember being amazed at the complexity and yet simplistic view played out by Paul's character. Wow! I thought, this was really like a "Raiders of the Lost Ark ", in a different way. Similar in newness a great story event. Something that made you think and feel, just a little more than others stories. When films were just getting exciting. To me, this was shot intensely well, with talented direction and careful attention to the details, especially the character development. It was new and very exciting to see and feel what all was brought to the screen, in Dolby sound. I realize that some people won't follow what I am saying completely, but as I have learned over the years, not all cinema is equal. I especially love it when He said, "Jesus Christ and all of them apostles were fishermen, if him and me were working here together, we'd be mates."

This has the ability (I believe) to touch the heart, in an awesome underdog kind of way. My heart was in my throat at the subway scene and I was rooting for Dundee!

I recommend this to buy and watch again when you feel like seeing it, and noticing how you can get something different out of it each time you see this.

Smart original comedy, with the beautiful 'Outback" as scenery and even a great chick flick, on a dinner and movie date night. (****)


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