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Crocodile Dundee (1986)

'Crocodile' Dundee (original title)
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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.

Director:

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 ... 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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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 »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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 USA:

$8,038,855, 28 September 1986

Gross USA:

$174,803,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$328,203,506
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The buffalo that Mick Dundee pacified was drugged. See more »

Goofs

Mick tells Sue he has no idea how old he is, and knows nothing about when he was born except that it was "in the summertime". Mick later travels to New York with Sue and to get a passport, he would have had to know his birthdate. See more »

Quotes

Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: I don't mean to put down your black widow spider, but the funnelweb spider can kill a man in eight seconds, just by lookin' at him.
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was uncut though video releases were edited by 23 seconds for a '15' certificate by the BBFC to remove shots of a man snorting cocaine and Sue's referral to the drug as "a buzz" during the party scene. These cuts were waived in 2002. However all UK releases feature the US print which replaces 'stickybeak' with 'busybody' and overdubs one of the pimp's 2 uses of 'fuck' (replaced with 'screw') which were made to secure the film a US PG-13 certificate. See more »

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Soundtracks

Live It Up
Written by Greedy Smith
Performed by Mental As Anything (as Mental as Anything)
From the CBS album 'Fundamental'
Mental As Anything appear courtesy of CBS
Copyright Syray Music Pty. Ltd.
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Winning Formula Made This A Big Hit
2 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

When you mix good comedy with action and a very likable leading character you get a hit movie. I never met anyone who didn't like this film, although there are always detractors to any movie and no movie is perfect, either.

However, this was an extremely entertaining that made an international star out of Australian Paul Hogan. Two sequels followed this movie. They were decent but could not measure up to this effort.

Not only was this a big success for Hogan and everyone else connected with it, but I believe he got a wife out of this wife, going on to marry his co-star Linda Kozlowski.

As someone pointed out, Hogan, as crocodile man "Mick Dundee" made the rest of the world aware of a number of Aussie phrases. Few men played as manly as likeabe and charismatic a hero in the 1980s as Hogan and "Mick."

Twenty years later, this is still a fun movie to watch now and then.


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