From the opening shot of a Jurassic Park-esque reptilian eye, you know you are in for a wild ride. As Mick "Crocodile" Dundee sits in a canoe sharpening his famous knife, a monstrous croc hides somewhere in the deep. The croc suddenly attacks, tearing Mick's boat to pieces and leaving him and mate Jacko up a tree. Life for Mick can only get easier, right? When Mick arrives at home, he discovers longtime companion Sue's newspaper-mogul father has called, and needs her help on an article at the paper's Los Angeles branch. Mick, who recognizes his importance in the modernizing bush is now no more than as a tourist attraction, agrees to join her, and together Mick, Sue and son Mikey head for Los Angeles. Here the adventure truly begins, as Mick and Jacko brave a cowboy bar where the horsemen are of a different color, and a Hollywood film party where everyone seems interested in Mick's mate Malcolm "Mal" Gibson's colorful exploits. Sue's article soon leads to a sleazy film producer, so ...Written by
Paul Hogan had requested sole writing credit on the film for his rewrite but the Writers Guild of America awarded the credit solely to Matthew Berry and Eric Abrams, the writers of the initial script. See more »
After the scene with the chimp, Mick says he's the "new monkey wrangler". Someone who supposedly knows animals as well as Mick, would know that chimps aren't monkeys. See more »
A pleasant few hours spent with a likeable guy from down under.
I rented Crocodile Dundee in LA on it's first day of video release and watched it twice that evening. I was not expecting high art and didn't find it, but I did find a pleasant, watchable and entertaining movie. There's something about Mick as a hero that is just likeable. I think it's his self confidence. With all the tension of the past week it was nice to just sit back and watch Mick save the day in a calm and caring fashion. I'll be buying this one on DVD and be waiting for "Mick Dundee, Private Eye".
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