|Directed by||Peter Faiman|
|Produced by||John Cornell|
|Screenplay by||John Cornell|
|Story by||Paul Hogan|
|Music by||Peter Best|
|Edited by||David Stiven|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
20th Century Fox (in some European countries)
|26 September 1986|
|104 minutes (Australia)|
97 minutes (international)
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.
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]
|Australia||24 April 1986|
|United States||26 September 1986|
|Argentina||27 November 1986|
|Netherlands||11 December 1986|
|United Kingdom||12 December 1986|
|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|
|East Germany||10 February 1989|
Awards[change | change source]
- Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy – Paul Hogan
- 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]
- "Crocodile Dundee". Australia: Classification Board. 7 January 1986. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
- "Crocodile Dundee". United Kingdom: BBFC. 24 September 1986. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
- Darnton, Nina (26 September 1986). "Film: 'Crocodile Dundee'". New York Times. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
- "Crocodile Dundee (1986) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 17 October 2020.