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Crocodile Dundee (1986)

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Crocodile Dundee (1986)


Paul Hogan
Linda Kozlowski

Directed by Peter Faiman

Arguably you can say Crocodile Dundee doesn’t have the perfect story line. You can also add that the acting in some areas could have use a little work and then not to mention the screenplay. Crocodile Dundee is weak in the story area, but then when you look at the film in general the unbelievable likeability of the cast and Michael Dundee’s (Paul Hogan) charisma, what you have is a movie that whenever you see it you find yourself smiling all the way through.

Crocodile Dundee is a classic Australian comedy film that was set in Outback Australia and New York. Paul Hogan felt the movie will shed more light on the bushman behavior and what he will be like if he was brought to America. The movie was a box office success making like 40 times its production cost (budget $8.8 million, commercial success over $328 million) and received with very high positive reviews.

The movie’s innocent portrayal of the Dundee character makes it easy to fall in love with the guy and how Dundee manages to make new friends and get many people to like him also seemed like a recipe for a good film, which this movie was.

The movie plot features our protagonist Michael “Crocodile” Dundee, who is popular in Walkabout Creek and the Northern Territory in Australia because of his crocodile hunting skills which left marks on his body.

A news reporter from New York Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) heard about his story and went looking for Dundee, found him and then brought him back with her to New York City, where Dundee gets a feel of how life is in the big apple.

The movie then transcend into a love story between Dundee and Sue, with a beautiful ending.

At the end of this film you will feel relieved and relaxed, and you will be tempted to see what else Dundee will get himself to. The high positive reviews that the movie got and the huge commercial success that it gained in the box office made the producers and Hogan make more sequels.
So in 1988 a new Crocodile Dundee movie was released, tagged Crocodile Dundee II, which was less a critical success than the previous film and then 13 years later in 2001 a second sequel was made and tagged Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.

In conclusion this movie is a classic keeper, so I do advise that you get the DVD.


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