Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

"He heard there was wildlife in L.A. He didn't know how wild."

2001's Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles is a Australian-American joint-production comedy that plays off the hit originals from 1986 and 1988. Paul Hogan returns as the venerable Michael "Crocodile" Dundee, the hardcore bushman who is equal parts tough and lovable. It begins with him and his family living in the Australian Outback where crocodile hunting has been made illegal. Dundee is forced to wrestle the creatures to entertain for a payday.

Sue, Dundee's partner, manages to take a job in the US as a newspaper department-head and soon enough the whole family is embroiled amidst a series of schemes being perpetuated on the native LA soil. Dundee's son, Mikey, entertains classmates with his wild survivalist abilities and "Crocodile" himself clashes with locals for one comedic gag after another.

Before it's all over, a scam by a movie studio involving missing museum art comes to light throughout a heavy run of zany on-screen antics. Paul Hogan's special brand of folksy appeal stays in-tact and on-display in several scenes that reveal the nuttiness that may arise from culture clashes inside a big city world. This sequel arrives 13 years after the last one, but its creators carefully stick to a fan-favorite formula.

| 2001 | 1 hr 32 min | 4.8/10
Simon Wincer
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

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