Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how ... See full summary »
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
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
The buffalo that Mick Dundee pacified was drugged. See more »
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 »
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 »
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. See more »
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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