Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: -1

It’s been 15 years since Australian Mick ‘Crocodile’ Dundee (Paul Hogan) met journalist Sue Charleton (Linda Kozlowski), daughter of a newspaper tychoon, and visited New York. Since then, they’ve lived Down Under and Mick guides tourists through the Outback when not chasing crocodiles with his pal, Jacko (Alec Wilson). But when Sue’s father offers her a temporary job in Los Angeles, Mick sees an opportunity to expand their son Mikey’s (Serge Cockburn) education. In L.A., Sue discovers an unfinished story about a movie studio that may be doing worse things than making bad pictures. So Mick goes undercover as an actor and animal trainer to help her out. The humorous clash of image conscious Tinseltown and Outback simplicity will bring a smile to audiences looking for old-fashion fun.

Australia is enjoying a run of popularity from the Olympic games to Oscar winners. Returning to the 1986 role that seemingly created interest in all things Australian, Hogan jokes about and uses the current popularity. As Mick, he enthralls a movie studio party with tales of Mick's best friend Gibson but the guests are thinking Mel, not Malcolm. Mick treats everyone with polite respect and honesty. He also enjoys a good relationship with his son and teaches him respect for wildlife as well. When Mikey asks about enrolling in school with his mother's last name, Dundee tells him honestly that he and Sue haven't done the legal part of marriage yet. An oversight corrected eventually. Some violent moments occur, particularly when Mick is chased by some bad guys, but nothing lethal or gory is shown. Unfortunately, several s-words and some moderate crudities mar the dialogue. Without the obscenities, DUNDEE could be acceptable for 10-year and older audiences.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Paramount Pictures, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (18) times - Mild 8, Brit. ‘bloody’ used few times, moderate 10

Obscene Language: Several (6) times - S-word 5, other 1

Profanity: Few (4) times - Regular (G, for G sake, ‘Jeez’ 2)

Violence: Several times - Moderate (crocodile attacks boat, implied pickpocket’s hand broken, near car wreck, gun threats, robot snake stabbed, punches/ hits on head, hit w/board, run into wall, fall from ladder, knife stuck between man’s legs)

Sex: None

Nudity: Near nudity - Few times (man in tub - no explicit nudity, low cut blouse emphasizes cleavage, man in towel)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times (man grabs crotch, woman flirts with man, boy comments about woman’s body, woman comments about man’s body, woman massages man)

Drugs: Few times - beer drinking, social drinking, cigars

Other: Man teaches son honesty and about care of nature - encourages education, comment about enemas for health, comment about too much TV, premarital cohabitation portrayed as acceptable but couple later marries

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Ages 10 and up

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