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Crocodile Dundee

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"Crocodile" Dundee
Directed byPeter Faiman
Screenplay byJohn Cornell
Paul Hogan
Ken Shadie
Story byPaul Hogan
Produced byJohn Cornell
StarringPaul Hogan
Linda Kozlowski
CinematographyRussell Boyd
Edited byDavid Stiven
Music byPeter Best
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]
Budget$8.16 millon
Box office$328,203,506

Crocodile Dundee (stylized as "Crocodile" Dundee in the United States) 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.[4] 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).

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


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  1. "Crocodile Dundee". Australia: Classification Board. 7 January 1986. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. 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.
  4. "Crocodile Dundee (1986) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 17 October 2020.

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