Crocodile Dundee

Crocodile Dundee

Synopsis of Movie

“That’s not a knife. This is a knife.”

Crocodile Dundee: The little wonder from Down Under that ended up conquering the globe. A double “fish out of water” story with a heart of gold, this Australian production brought local TV star Paul Hogan to the world in a big way. The leather-skinned, easygoing Aussie had already won hearts across the Pacific with a series of Australian tourism commercials, but this film (which he co-wrote) made Hogan a bona fide international star.

Reporter Sue Charlton (played by the future Mrs. Hogan, Linda Kozlowski) travels to the island continent to interview Mick “Crocodile” Dundee, a modern-day legend who reportedly lost his leg to a croc, then crawled hundreds of miles back to civilization. In reality, Dundee sports a pair of working legs (one with a large, croc-given scar), but he’s every bit the rugged adventurer Sue’s readers would love to hear about. The reporter convinces Mick to take her on a journey through the Outback, where an angry water buffalo, snakes and a hungry crocodile give her all the excitement she can handle.

Now that she’s seen his world, Sue invites Mick back to see hers—New York, New York. “Crocodile” Dundee is the odd man out in this urban jungle, but the earnest Aussie has his own ways of dealing with muggers, transvestites, bidets and other challenges. That kind of rural charm starts to warm Sue’s citified heart, but her fiancé obviously doesn’t feel the same way about this uneducated outsider.

Crocodile Dundee’s low-key comedy and sweet center, both buoyed up by Hogan’s natural charm, made it one of the biggest films of 1986, both in the U.S. and around the world. Suddenly, all things Australian were hip in American culture, from “G’day, mate!” to Energizer battery pitchman Mark “Jacko” Jackson (“Oy!”).

“Crocodile” Dundee returned for a 1988 sequel, Crocodile Dundee II, which sent Mick and Sue back to the Outback on the run from a drug kingpin. Paul Hogan went on to star in other film and TV projects, but his most famous character has a return engagement tentatively set for the year 2001, Crocodile Dundee in L.A.

Movie Release History

1986 - Crocodile Dundee
1988 - Crocodile Dundee II

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Movie Studio

Rimfire Films, Paramount


Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee  Paul Hogan
Sue Charlton  Linda Kozlowski
Walter Reilly   John Meillon
Neville Bell  David Gulpilil
Con  Ritchie Singer
Ida  Maggie Blinco
Donk   Steve Rackman
Nugget   Gerry Skilton
Duffy   Terry Gill
Trevor Peter Turnbull
Rosita  Christine Totos
Angelo Graham 'Grace' Walker
Burt (Roo Shooter) David Bracks
Peter (Roo Shooter) Brett Hogan
Richard Mason   Mark Blum
Sam Charlton   Michael Lombard
Doorman Irving Metzman
Gus  Reginald VelJohnson
Danny Rik Colitti
Pimp John Snyder
Buzzy   J.J. Cole
Wendell Wainwright   Gwyllum Evans
Dorothy Wainwright  Clarie Hague
Wino   Jan Saint
Subway Creek   Peter Bucossi
Tall Man  Sullivan Walker
Pug Nose   Bobby Alto
Gwendoline   Anne Carlisle
Fran   Anne Francine
Party Girl   Paige Matthews
New Yorker   Paul Greco
Simone   Caitlin Clarke
Karla   Nancy Mette
Coke Snorter   Barry Kivel
Teenage Mugger   Tony Holmes
Simpson  Dan Lounsbery
Receptionist   Dolores Messina
Sue's Double  Christina Pierce
Sam's Double   Jordan Derwin
Gus's Double   Robert Wess

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