Crocodile Dundee (film series)
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by Paul Hogan
(See list below)
The Crocodile Dundee film series are centered around a crocodile hunter named Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee. The movies star Paul Hogan in the titular role, over the course of three feature films centered around his adventures. Hogan refused several proposals for more Crocodile Dundee films.
|Crocodile Dundee||September 26, 1986||Peter Faiman||Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie & John Cornell||Paul Hogan||John Cornell|
|Crocodile Dundee II||May 25, 1988||John Cornell||Paul Hogan & Brett Hogan||John Cornell and Jane Scott|
|Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles||April 18, 2001||Simon Wincer||Eric Abrams & Matthew Berry||Paul Hogan and Lance Hool|
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
A New York reporter named Sue Charlton heads to Australia to interview the living legend, known as "Crocodile" Dundee. When she finally finds him in the vast Australian terrain, she is so enthralled with him that she brings him back with her to New York City. In New York, Dundee is amazed by the many wonders of the city life and the interesting people there. It's a whole new way of life for the crocodile hunting adventurer.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Mick "Crocodile" Dundee is just settling into his new way of life, in a home in Manhattan, when a South American drug dealer abducts his girlfriend, Sue. The drug dealer believes that images of his criminal activities, taken by her photographer ex-husband, are now being held by her. The crime boss takes her to Columbia under threatening pretenses, hoping that she'll give up the evidence. The legendary intrepid Dundee is soon on the criminal's trail, and as an expert hunter and adventurer he aims to rescue his hostage girlfriend.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
Dundee an expert adventurer in the truest sense: a crocodile hunter who lives in the wilds of the Australian Outback, and survived the dangers of New York City. The titular character must move to the colorful netherworld of the United States - Los Angeles, California - when his wife, Sue receives a new job as bureau chief of a newspaper. "Mick" becomes an amateur undercover investigator when a conspiracy arises surrounding a Hollywood studio and their next big film release.
Super Bowl commercial
Hogan refused several proposals for more Crocodile Dundee films. In January 2018, two trailers were released online for what was marketed as another film in the series, titled Dundee, with the tagline The son of a legend returns home. The film was said to star Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the son of the original Michael "Crocodile" Dundee. The trailers also feature cameo appearances by Australian actors Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, Isla Fisher, and Ruby Rose. Various aspects of the campaign made some publications believe that the film was an elaborate hoax. It was later reported that these ads were actually part of a lead up to a Super Bowl commercial for Tourism Australia. McBride and Hemsworth starred in the final commercial, which included Hogan in a cameo.
Following the positive response to the fake trailers from the campaign, Chris Hemsworth discussed production on the short clips and confirmed the possibility of creating a film, stating: "While shooting, Danny McBride and I spoke about if it could be a movie. We started to get worried that if this commercial is as good as we hoped it's going to be, people are going to be disappointed, we're going to have to make a movie. But I had so much fun making this commercial, I'd definitely be open to discussions about it."
Cast and characters
|Crocodile Dundee||Crocodile Dundee II||Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles|
|Michael "Crocodile" Dundee||Paul Hogan|
|Sue Charlton Dundee||Linda Kozlowski|
|Walter Riley||John Meillon|
|Luis Rico||Hechter Ubarry|
|Miguel||Juan Fernández de Alarcon|
|Arnan Rothman||Jere Burns|
|Miloš Drubnik||Jonathan Banks|
Additional crew & production details
|Crocodile Dundee||Peter Best||Russell Boyd||David Stiven||Rimfire Films||Hoyts Distribution
20th Century Fox
|Crocodile Dundee II||Rimfire Films
|Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles||Basil Poledouris||David Burr||Terry Blythe||Silver Lion Films
Vision View Entertainment
Box office performance
|Film||Release date||Box office gross||Box office ranking||Budget
|North America||Other territories||Worldwide||All time
|Crocodile Dundee||September 26, 1986||$174,803,506||$153,400,000||$328,203,506||#253||#371||$8.8 million|||
|Crocodile Dundee II||May 25, 1988||$109,306,210||$130,300,000||$239,606,210||#587||#570||$14 million|||
|Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles||April 18, 2001||$25,635,682||$13,802,992||$39,438,674||#2,859||$21.15 million|||
Critical and public response
|Crocodile Dundee||87% (30 reviews)||62 (13 reviews)||B+|
|Crocodile Dundee II||11% (28 reviews)||41 (12 reviews)||B+|
|Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles||11% (79 reviews)||37 (23 reviews)||B-|
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