Talk:"Crocodile" Dundee

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"Lolls back in his chair."[edit]

The "lol" here is not as in "lol omg wtf pwned", etc. It's the word "loll". Definitions here and here. It makes sense for someone to "loll back in his chair"; it is impossible for someone to "laugh back in his chair". -Joshuapaquin 20:59, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

I've never heard of the term before, so I assumed it just someone writing a bit badly. I would prefer a more common synonym, but whatever's fine. - Zero1328 Talk? 06:01, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

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"There's a little of him in all of us." What's that supposed to mean?

This cracked me up:[edit]

From the plot summary: "Gus intervenes by taking a crescent-shaped, metallic decoration from the limousine and using it as a boomerang".

That "decoration" was the TV antenna. Luxury cars with TVs in them often had antennas like that, meant to be aerodynamic. They have since found ways to make better internal antennas. Calling it a "decoration" was cute, though. Reminds me of archaeologists, upon finding an artifact they don't know the purpose of, declare it "a ritual object."

can we please have a soruce that says Australians are upset about the popularity the movie has brought to Aust because we all live in cities? thats bullshit imo —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:15, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Plot summary[edit]

I've removed the {{plot}} tag because the plot summary seems just the right size to me. --Tony Sidaway 03:10, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

What happened to the quote?[edit]

What happened to the lines that go something like, You call that a knife? Now that's a knife! -- It's one the movie is best known for, and I've had reason to link to it sometimes but the quote isn't there now. Julia Rossi (talk) 22:34, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Original Dundee ???[edit]

Wasnt the original Crocodile Dundee a Latvian guy Arvids Blumentals??? Ivans Lisicins (talk) 17:29, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

What is the name of the thing that was used to summon the aborgines. The thing that Dundee whirrled above his head. (talk) 17:13, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

It's called a bullroarer. Halmyre (talk) 09:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC)


The stars of the film, Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski, married in real life, after meeting during the film. Surely that merits mention here?

Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 16:03, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

"Backing" the subway station crowd[edit]

The first time I saw Crocodile Dundee I assumed that the scene of Mick walking across the crowd was meant to parallel what an Australian Kelpie does with sheep. It's called "backing the sheep". Have a look here. (There's a pic on the Australian Kelpie page too.) Trouble is, that page is the only other place I've seen such a possible connection mentioned. Does anyone else reckon that parallel was intended? HiLo48 (talk) 06:39, 5 March 2013 (UTC)