Crocodile Dundee

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Template:Infobox Movie (2) Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback in the area around "Walkabout Creek" and in New York City.

Inspired by the truelife exploits of Rodney Ansell, the film was made on a budget of under $10 million as a deliberate attempt to make a commercial Australian film that would appeal to a mainstream American audience, but proved to be a worldwide phenomenon. Released on September 26, 1986 in the United States, it was the second highest grossing film in the USA in that year and went on to become the No. 1 film worldwide at the box office.


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The plot concerns Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (so nicknamed because he allegedly fought a crocodile and lived to tell the tale). He falls for an American journalist who comes to the outback to interview him, and returns with her to New York City, where he is faced with a culture he doesn't understand. Most of the humour is drawn from his attempts to adapt to the unfamiliar features of this society, such as crowds, crime and bidets.

The most famous line from the movie is often misquoted as, "That's not a knife - this is a knife!" The proper quotation is, "That's not a knife. (draws bowie knife) That's a knife."


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The film's star, Paul Hogan, eventually married his co-star, Linda Kozlowski, and followed up the movie with two sequels, Crocodile Dundee II (1988), which enjoyed a great deal of success, and Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles (2001), which did not.

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