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Crocodile Dundee in LA (PG)

Paramount Pictures
Official Site
Director: Simon Wincer
Producers: Paul Hogan and Lance Hool
Written by: Matthew Berry and Eric Abrams
Cast: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Alec Wilson, Serge Cockburn, Aida Turturro, Paul Rodriguez

 

Rating: out of 5


In this, the third installment of the successful CROCODILE DUNDEE series, we are reintroduced to Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (Hogan) and his love interest Sue Charleton (real-life wife Kozlowski). Several years have passed since we last saw them; they now have a 9-year-old son Mikey (newcomer Cockburn) and live in domestic bliss in tiny Walkabout Creek, Australia. However, Mick is starting to feel the strain of hunting crocodiles. When her old newspaper offers Sue a temporary job in their Los Angeles bureau, Mick encourages her to take it so the whole family can get away for a while and their son can see something of the world outside of Walkabout Creek. Once in L.A., Sue takes over an investigation into a shady movie production company, and Mick jumps at the chance to play sleuth and use the investigative skills he has gleaned from watching television.

CROCODILE DUNDEE IN L.A. is a fun and entertaining movie that takes full advantage of the character that Paul Hogan created, with plenty of fish-out-of-water jokes and gentle jabs at the strange and wonderful world that is L.A. The crime investigation is but an excuse to get our hero into Hollywood parties and onto the backlots of Paramount Pictures so we can poke fun at the movie business as well.

This is also a good movie for parents and kids to see together-one of the reasons the character of Crocodile Dundee seems so out of place in the modern world is because he displays such "unmodern" values such as helping others and doting on his family. And not to worry, the action scenes are far tamer than anything you would see on the television show "The Crocodile Hunter." So take the whole family and have a g'time.

-Sandhya Shardanand


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