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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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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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Taglines:

From the Australian Outback to New York City, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is about to survive in a different kind of Jungle. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

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:

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

There were steel, rubber and aluminum versions of the Bowie knife on set. Hogan kept one of the steel knives after the movie and promised never to sell it. 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

Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: I was sorta married once - - nice girl, good cook, biiig chest. Then I went walkabout, and when I came back, she'd gone.
Sue Charlton: How long were you gone?
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: Couple of months.
Walter Reilly: Try eighteen.
Sue Charlton: And she didn't wait? Humph - strange girl!
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: Yeah!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Mighty Pawns (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A gem from the Eighties.
9 August 2002 | by lawrence-14See all my reviews

Paul Hogan's original tailor-made 'fish out of water' flick became a massive hit in 1986 and still remains a warm, amusing and irresistibly enjoyable. In terms of plot, its simpler than simple - American reporter Linda Kozlowski is sent to Australia to investigate the legendary 'Crocodile' Dundee (Hogan) and ends up bringing the charming rogue back to the Big Apple. It's a winner in every sense from Hogan's wonderfully laid-back performance to his own screenplay, featuring an array of classic quips and moments. Peter Best's excellent musical score also deserves applause in helping to ensure that this film remains great, exciting and still novel entertainment almost two decades on.


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