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The Original Crocodile Dundee
Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan as the weathered Mick Dundee and Linda Kozlowski as Sue Charlton.

Inspired by the true life exploits of Rodney Ansell, the film was made on a budget of under $10 million as a deliberate attempt to make a commercial Australian film that would appeal to a mainstream American audience, but proved to be a worldwide phenomenon. Released on 30 April 1986 in Australia, and on 26 September 1986 in the United States, it was the second highest grossing film in the USA in that year and went on to become the number one film worldwide at the box office.

There are two versions of the film: The Australian version, and the American/international version, with much of the Australian slang replaced with more commonly understood terms, and also being slightly shorter, lacking several scenes. The international version also changes the title to "Crocodile" Dundee, adding the quotation marks.
 

 



The Plot
At the beginning of the film, protagonist Michael "Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) is living in the Australian Outback with Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) and their young son Mikey (Serge Cockburn}. Crocodile hunting has been made illegal; therefore Mick has been reduced to wrestling crocodiles for the entertainment of tourists, having as his rival in the business another Outback survivalist named Jacko (Alec Wilson). When an opportunity comes for Sue to become Los Angeles bureau chief of a newspaper owned by her father, Mick and his family cross the Pacific to California.
In America, Mick and his son's encounters with the locals cause cross-cultural mishaps. Mick becomes an amateur sleuth helping to probe the mysterious death of his wife's predecessor at the newspaper, while Mikey attends a local school, where he quickly impresses his classmates and teacher with his outback survival skills.
It is revealed that a film studio that the dead reporter had been investigating is about to make a sequel to the action film Lethal Agent, despite the title's previous commercial failures. Mick becomes suspicious when several paintings from Southern Europe are brought onto the set; although at first he suspects drug smuggling, the pictures themselves are revealed to be missing art from a museum in former Yugoslavia. They are to appear in the movie as mere props, to be publicly 'destroyed' in a scene in which they are set on fire, at which time they will have been exchanged for copies.
Attempting to secure one of the paintings as evidence, Mick, Sue, and Jacko run afoul of the studio director and his thugs. Using the studio's props and two lions used in the filmings to defeat the gangsters, Mick and Sue solve the case and return to Australia, where they are officially married. Jacko brings Mikey's teacher with him.
 

The Main Cast


Paul Hogan
"Crocodile Dundee"

Linda Kozlowski
"Sue Charlton"

John Meillon
"Walter Reilly"

David Gulpilil
"Neville Bell"

Steve Rackman
"Donk"
  More Cast
Gerry Skilton: Nugget
Terry Gill: Duffy
Peter Turnbull: Trevor
Christine Totos: Rosita
Graham 'Grace' Walker: Angelo
Mark Blum: Richard Mason
Michael Lombard: Sam Charlton
Caitlin Clarke: Simone
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