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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee
... Sue Charlton
... Walter Reilly
... Neville Bell
... Con
Maggie Blinco ... Ida
... Donk
Gerry Skilton ... Nugget
Terry Gill ... Duffy
Peter Turnbull ... Trevor
Khristina Totos ... Rosita (as Christine Totos)
Graham 'Grace' Walker ... Angelo
David Bracks ... Burt (Roo Shooter)
Brett Hogan ... Peter (Roo Shooter)
... 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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Before Bean, There was... Crocodile Dundee! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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26 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

'Crocodile' Dundee  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On May 13th 2017 it was rumored actor siblings Luke, Chris and Liam Hemsworth were related to the man whom was Paul Hogan's inspiration behind his character in "Crocodile Dundee" and that mother's sister married a man called Rod Ansell whose tale of surviving in the Australian wilderness for more than seven week and Rod Ansell is known by many as the inspiration behind Crocodile Dundee (1986). See more »

Goofs

Mick does not down any beers prior to dancing with Sue or punching Duffy, so his behavior could not have been influenced by "the drink" as Wally apologetically refers to it. See more »

Quotes

Walter Reilly: Right, well, ah. 'Till Wednesday. Cheerio
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: Wednesday
[Walks off, pauses, turns back to Walter]
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: What's today, Wal?
Walter Reilly: Monday
[Mick walks away]
Walter Reilly: Doesn't know. Doesn't care. Heh! Lucky Bastard.
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Only One Like You
Written by Stephen Prestwich
Produced by Charles Fisher and Stephen Prestwich
Engineered by John Bee
Vocals: Maggie McKinney
Copyright Big Band Publishing Pty. Ltd.
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Paul Hogan!
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Hogan was the reason for this films success.He really comes off naturally and is very charming.The direction techniques of this movie was only fair and the story is very very simple BUT another secret of this movie besides Mr. Hogan is the great screenplay.No wasted scenes and the story just moves along taking the audience with it for more.The screenplay works so well that although the movie is one of the most predictable movies ever,the audience still enjoys the ending,and to top it all off,the audience actually wants more!Now this is a way to make simple movies.Charm our hearts and take our emotions and curiosity for an entertaining and educational ride.Extreme gimmicks and million dollar effects are not always required.Back to the basics filmakers!


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