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- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 18, 2001
- Originally Released: 1986
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono- French
- Dolby Digital Stereo- English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selection
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Paul Hogan & Linda Kozlowski|
|Performer:||John Meillon, Mark Blum, David Gulpilil, Michael Lombard & Reginald VelJohnson|
|Directed by||Peter Faiman|
|Edited by||David Stiven|
|Screenwriting by||Paul Hogan & John Cornell|
|Composition by||Peter Best|
|Produced by||John Cornell|
|Director of Photography:||Russell Boyd|
Rating: 3/5 -- Funny comedy. All the fish out of water cliches, but it works.
There's no drama in " 'Crocodile' Dundee" because there's no real conflict between these characters. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- The rousing climax, a variation on the old airport confession of love, sends the picture--and us--out on a high note with an affirmation of the essential New York character. Full Review
Film Freak Central
Rating: 5/5 -- Have a very "g'day" watching this one.
...Lingeringly and lovingly photographed...
Rating: B -- The second half of the film it's especially fun watching this Australian roughneck deal with local customs, traffic jams, subways, streetlights, and a rival for Sue's attention-her boss. Full Review
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Rating: B- -- Formulaic but enjoyable Aussie comedy about culture collision, in large part due to star-writer Paul Hogan. Full Review
Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski), a reporter for Newsday, travels Down Under to write a feature on Australia and its people. She gets a tip to visit a free-spirited bush ranger who was attacked by a crocodile, which he then killed with his bare hands. So Sue heads into the red sands and squalid swamps of Northern Territory outback to a tiny fly-blown burg called Walkabout Creek, where she is greeted by Wally (John Meillon) of Never-Never Safaris. Wally takes her to the pub to meet the infamous Michael J. "Crocodile" "Mick" Dundee (Paul Hogan), who charms her with his swagger and grit. He offers to lead her though the bush, as she's "just a Sheila," to where he was attacked. This comment raises her city-girl feminist hackles and she strikes out alone. But when Mick saves her from the grasp of a toothy reptile, she ducks under his wing and into his heart, and invites him to return with her to New York City. Here in the sophisticated urban jungles of Manhattan, the bushman has finally met his match, as he endures New York streets of the 1980s, filled with drug dealers, muggers, transvestites, and prostitutes. Sue finally gets more than just a story as the "wonder from down under" rocks the Big Apple to its core.
- Hogan was an Australian TV star for over 10 years before he got his film premiere (he had a number of American commercial spots). He wrote this piece with his long-time television collaborator and fellow movie-novice Ken Shadie.
- Film debut for director Peter Faiman, who previously also worked in Australian television.
- The film grossed $175 million at the domestic box office and more than $325 million worldwide.
- Co-star Linda Kozlowski, who had appeared with Dustin Hoffman in "Death of a Salesman," later married Hogan.
- Shot in Panavision.
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