"Crocodile" Dundee

  • 15
  • Peter Faiman (1986)
  • Aus / US
  • 92 min
"Crocodile" Dundee
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

This is the first, and best, of the tales about the Australian outback's living legend, who can wrestle crocodiles with his bare hands and subdue ladies with his naked charisma. Paul Hogan took his lager-commercial he-man into the big time with this New York-set "fish out of water" tale, and the result is as agreeable as if it were Tarzan himself coping in the concrete jungle. Director Peter Faiman's languid pace gives us time to appreciate this particular Wizard from Oz as he survives sophisticates' taunts and outwits the Big Apple's street villains. It's a pity Hogan couldn't keep the momentum going for later movies, but for this, at least, he created a totally likeable hero.

Plot Summary

Comedy adventure starring Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski. Australian folk hero Mick Dundee, nicknamed "Crocodile" because of his tall tales of survival, is a larger-than-life character with a unique outlook on life. American reporter Sue Charlton travels to the outback to discover the man behind the legend and uncovers more than she bargained for. But that's nothing compared to what Mick finds when he returns to New York with her to get a taste of the urban jungle.

Cast and crew

Cast

Michael J "Crocodile" Dundee
Paul Hogan
Sue Charlton
Linda Kozlowski
Walter Reilly
John Meillon
Neville Bell
David Gulpilil
Richard Mason
Mark Blum
Sam Charlton
Michael Lombard
Con
Ritchie Singer
Ida
Maggie Blinco
Donk
Steve Rackman
Nugget
Gerry Skilton
Duffy
Terry Gill
Trevor
Peter Turnbull
Rosita
Christine Totos

Crew

Director
Peter Faiman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Some violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy