“Crocodile” Dundee (1986) – 8/10 classic eighties romantic comedy movie review

Cast / crew
Paul Hogan: Australia: [Michael J.] Mick ‘Crocodile Dundee’
Linda Kozlowski: Australia: Sue Charlton
Mark Blum: New York: Richard Mason
David Gulpilil: Australia: Neville Bell
Michael Lombard: New York: Sam Charlton
John Meillon: Australia: Walter Reilly
Writer (Original Story): Paul Hogan
Writer (Screenplay): Paul Hogan
Writer (Screenplay): Ken Shadie
Writer (Screenplay): John Cornell
Producer: John Cornell
Director: Peter Faiman

“Crocodile” Dundee (1986)

Sue Charlton, a journalist writing for a New York newspaper covers the story of an Australian who survived a crocodile attack and is reputed to be a real character, Mick “Crocodile” Dundee. Upon completion of the story, she invites Dundee back to New York to see what he thinks of big city life and how he adapts to the vastly different culture and surroundings.

8/10

Two fish-out-of-water movies for the price of one and an irresistible star-making performance from co-writer Paul Hogan are two of the generous ingredients of this classic eighties’ romantic comedy. Director Peter Faiman doesn’t make the frequent independent film-makers’ error of pacing things too slowly or insisting on flash but pointless camera work. He also manages to deliver something which most directors in their lifetime will not manage: a genuine all-time great cinema scene. The chinese-whispers / standing-on-heads climax is charming, truly delightful, on a par with anything else in cinema history and sends you out on a magical movie high.

This movie contains sexual swear word, adult dialogue and substance abuse and violence and references to prostituion and transvestism.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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