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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.

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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 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

Intrigued by the near-death experience of the rugged hunter, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee, after a close encounter with a monstrous saltwater crocodile, the New York City reporter, Sue Charlton, travels to Australia, to meet the legend in person. There, in the dusty hamlet of Walkabout Creek and the formidable outback, dangerous situations and unforeseen romantic complications await; however, Sue already knows that nothing compares to the urban jungle of the great Big Apple. So, like a fish out of water, Mick leaves Australia for the first time in his life for Manhattan's concrete maze, where he comes face-to-face with the complexities of modern life. But, will the unpretentious bushman ever adapt to the big city? Written by Nick Riganas

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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 »


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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Despite Paul Hogan's insistence that Crocodile Dundee was his own creation, it was later revealed that the real life inspiration for the character was bushman Rod Ansell. Rod Ansell became popular in Australia in 1977 when his boat capsized during a solo hunting expedition and he had to spend two months trapped in the wilderness. He survived by drinking cow blood, sleeping with snakes and occasionally fighting and decapitating the odd crocodile. During a later BBC interview about his adventure (which he reportedly attended barefoot), Ansell mentioned that the hotel they'd put him in was very nice and all but he'd decided to sleep on the floor. Oddly enough, it was this little detail - not any of the animal fighting stuff - that inspired Crocodile Dundee. Unfortunately, Ansell didn't see a cent from the use of his story and his life and marriage fell apart and he eventually developed a drug habit which culminated into a shootout with police officers, killing one. Some say he was driven mad due to his exclusion from the success of the Crocodile Dundee movies - the production company even banned him from starting his own "Crocodile Dundee tour". See more »

Goofs

When Gus hits the pimp and his thugs with the limo, the windshield is clearly shattered in the aftermath. The next morning we see Gus re-attaching the TV antenna to the limo, but the windshield is unscathed. It is very unlikely that the limo windshield could have been replaced so quickly (even before the TV antenna was replaced) and the scene showing Gus re-attaching the TV antenna is clearly meant to imply to the audience the limo is the same one involved in the previous night's altercation. See more »

Quotes

Walter Reilly: [looking at the New York Newsday newspaper photo of the two of them that Sue had sent him, and speaking on the Walkabout Pub phone with Mick in New York] Got the photo, Mick - - I look GREAT! Ida sends love. Oh - - Donk wants to say a word to you.
Donk: [sarcastically referring to Mick's previously saying that he was "stuffed" just like his "pet" crocodile] Mick - - get **stuffed**!
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Alternate Versions

The original Australian version runs about 6 minutes longer than the international version. It includes more character building in the first half. There is also more swearing which was dubbed out of the international version. The international version puts quotation marks around the Crocodile in the title. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Emerald City (1988) See more »

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Different World
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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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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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:

| (PAL)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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