"Crocodile" Dundee

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"Crocodile" Dundee
Directed byPeter Faiman
Produced byJohn Cornell
Screenplay byJohn Cornell
Paul Hogan
Ken Shadie
Story byPaul Hogan
StarringPaul Hogan
Linda Kozlowski
Music byPeter Best
CinematographyRussell Boyd
Edited byDavid Stiven
Distributed byParamount Pictures
20th Century Fox (in some European countries)
Release date
26 September 1986
Running time
104 minutes (Australia)[1]
97 minutes (international)[2]
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Budget$8.16 millon
Box office$328,203,506

"Crocodile" Dundee is a 1986 Australian-American romantic comedy adventure movie. It is set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski.[3]

It is based on the true life of Rodney Ansell. The film had a budget of under $10 million. They meant to make a commercial Australian film that America would like. Many people in the world liked the movie. It made the second most money of all movies in the United States in 1986. It also was second in money made in the world in 1986.

There are two versions of the film: the Australian version, and the American / international version. The American version had much of the Australian slang replaced with more commonly understood words. It was also slightly shorter. There were two sequel movies: "Crocodile" Dundee II (1988) and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001).

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Australia 24 April 1986
 United States 26 September 1986
 Argentina 27 November 1986
 Netherlands 11 December 1986
 United Kingdom 12 December 1986
Republic of Ireland Ireland 19 December 1986
 Brazil 2 January 1987
 West Germany 15 January 1987
 Sweden 30 January 1987
 France 4 February 1987
 Denmark 13 February 1987
 Finland 20 February 1987
 Japan 21 February 1987
 Spain 26 February 1987
 Norway 27 March 1987
 Portugal 10 April 1987
 Peru 16 April 1987
 South Korea 2 May 1987
 Hungary 19 August 1987
 Turkey March 1988
East Germany East Germany 10 February 1989

Awards[change | change source]

Award wins:

Award nominations:

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
  • Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay – Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell
  • BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay – Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell
  • BAFTA Award for Best Actor – Paul Hogan
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture – Linda Kozlowski

References[change | change source]

  1. "Crocodile Dundee". Australia: Classification Board. 7 January 1986. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  2. "Crocodile Dundee". United Kingdom: BBFC. 24 September 1986. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
  3. Darnton, Nina (26 September 1986). "Film: 'Crocodile Dundee'". New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2010.