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
In 2016 it was rumored that the film would be rebooted and that actor Chris Hemsworth was rumored to step into Paul Hogan's shoes and succeed him as Mick Dundee. See more »
Sue protestingly indicates the dead kangaroo to her left ("Why?! They're SHOOTING these poor kangaroos for FUN!"), yet Mick slips off to the right ("Keep your head down --- stay here.") as he prepares to set up the "armed kangaroo" subterfuge. He would need to have first moved over to Sue's left side to retrieve the kangaroo's body and use it for his deception; the obvious implication is that he used this same lifeless creature for his act. It is highly unlikely that Mick would have needlessly used up additional precious seconds or maybe even minutes (i.e., given the barbaric "city cowboys" extra time to kill more innocent kangaroos) to locate another dead kangaroo (probably they had not actually killed very many more than just this one yet, since they were all such poor shots ["You need straighter rifle, Duffy, as well as a piss --- you're as useless as the TITS ON A BULL!"], and had only started hunting the kangaroos a few minutes earlier, when their gunshots first woke Sue up) in the dark when there was already one just conveniently lying there within easy reach. Besides, Mick was always at risk getting accidentally shot by the awkwardly-drunk hunters' wildly-blazing rifles (remember how he pulls Sue down beside him --- "Dangerous bas**rds!" --- when a stray bullet strikes the tree just to their left) the more he walked upright in the area that they were liberally spraying with bullets. See more »
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee:
[seeing a woman's shapely bare foot and lower leg seductively appear around the doorway to the washroom, and then sighing with relief after seeing that it's only Sue playfully teasing him]
For a minute there, uh, "room-service" took on a whole new meaning.
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The end credits has the cast listed separately, listing the actors from Australia and the actors from New York City. See more »
Some video releases have omitted the scene where Crocodile Dundee slices the mugger's jacket with his knife; instead, the scene cuts to the muggers running away after he brandishes his knife. See more »
What a wonderful adventure romance! This is a film that neither my husband, my teenage son, or myself can resist watching time after time, whenever it happens to be on TV.
The movie tells the tale of Mick Dundee, a charismatic adventurer from Walkabout Creek in the Australian outback, who ends up as a 'croc out of water' (as some reviewers have cleverly phrased it) in New York City. Naturally, there's a 'sheila' with him, a love interest in the form of beautiful blonde American journalist, Sue Charlton. The sparks fly between them, the chemistry cooks, and so on.
This movie of course is made solely by the legendary character of Mick Dundee, played to charming perfection by Paul Hogan, both in his native bush and also Big City settings. You'll be in stitches, you'll cheer for him, you'll be amazed at his adaptation of his unique Down Under bush survival skills to the streets of the Big Apple. The knife incident...what can I say? He displays an endearing innocence of the seedier aspects of Big City life, notably its drugs and prostitutes. But it's not only Mick's humour and charisma, this adventurer is a guy with integrity that would put most everyone, rural or urban, Australian or American, to shame.
The greatest supporting role here must surely go to Mick's bush buddy, Wally, who's basically 'all talk and no action', yet one of the most likable ever film characters.
The ending? I won't give it away, but it's a dilly, a dandy, and a doozy. Just one of the many reasons I can watch this great movie again and again. The first Crocodile Dundee sequel is equally entertaining, and though the second (Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles) doesn't quite measure up, I can never resist watching Mick in action.
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