Crocodile Dundee

1986 film directed by Peter Faiman

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]

"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

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).

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  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
  Turkey March 1988
  East Germany 10 February 1989


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


  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.