Classic Film Review- Crocodile Dundee

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Starring Australian comedian Paul Hogan (who also came up with the story) and directed by Peter Faiman, this comedy film Crocodile Dundee was extremely popular for good reason. It shows a clash of cultures in a hilarious tongue and cheek way.  

Sue Carlton, a reporter for her father’s newspaper Newsday, heads to the Australian outback. She wants to interview popular bushman known as “Crocodile” Dundee, though he goes by Mick. 

After meeting and going on a tour with him in the outback, she convinces him to come to New York where she can write more stories on him. 

What follows is a series of accidents, culture shock, hilarious misunderstandings, and a guy who is a fish out of water when it comes to living in a big city in the United States of America. 

This was a great classic comedy that I enjoyed a great deal. It has a great cast including Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Mark Blum, Michael Lombard, and Reginald VenJohnson. It has brilliant dialogue and the story was funny. My only complaint was the film just kind of ended. While most of the plots and subplots were resolved, it still kind of left you wanting a bit more. 

FAVORITE QUOTE: Of course it took me a week to crawl this far. I thought I was a goner. I said to meself, “Mick old son, find yourself a nice comfortable spot and lay down and die”.

PARENTAL CONCERN: Double entendre, foul language, mild violence

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