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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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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

The abandoned lower level of the BMT Ninth Ave. station in Brooklyn was used for the subway scene near the end of the film. The route information signs were correct for service at 59th St.-Columbus Circle; however, double letter route markings had been dropped by the time the movie was released. The AA marking, for instance, had become the K. See more »

Goofs

Right after Crocodile Dundee climbs up to walk over the crowd in the subway station, if you look at his feet you can briefly see the platform used to assist him in walking. 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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Connections

Referenced in Mozart and the Whale (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
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The Naive Crocodile Dundee Comes To New York
24 June 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Crocodile Dundee is a great comedy from 1986 which can be enjoyed after repeat viewings. Over the years I've heard a lot of criticism of this film and I cannot understand it. If you don't like this film, then something must be wrong.

It's great to see the tough but naive Crocodile Dundee-played excellently by Paul Hogan-come to New York and after a sequence of events meet up with journalist Sue Charlton played by Linda Koslowski. Koslowski and Hogan made a great team in this film.

Like all comedies I won't spoil the scenes for anyone who hasn't seen the film but there are some great scenes particularly one where two youngsters try to mug Dundee with a knife. You'll laugh at what happens next.

All in all, a great comedy. Ignore any criticism you've heard of this film and enjoy a great film.


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