Crocodile Dundee

Released; 1986

Location; New York city, USA

Crocodile Dundee is actor and comedian Paul Hogans feature film debut and his biggest film to date.

The tale of an Australian bushman who fights off a crocodile single handed makes its way to American reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Koslowski)who tracks down Mick J Dundee to the outback village of Walkabout creek.

After spending a few days with the titular character in his environment she sees the opportunity for a great newspaper article by taking Mick Dundee back to New York and seeing if he can survive a week in her environment.

From this point we get a fish out of water story as Mick tries to blend into New York while at the same time he develops a close relationship with Sue.

I really liked this movie on its release and I dont think I am alone. This was the highest viewed film ever shown on the BBC when it was the big Christmas day movie back in 1989 and now 30 years on I think the film has aged really well.

I was lucky enough to have the chance to track down the locations while I was in New York in 2012 and as you can see not a lot had changed. 

Possibly the most memorable line in the film was “thats not a knife, this is a knife” which was part of a scene shot at the Brooklyn bridge/ City hall subway station entrance. Standing on the footprints of such memorable film scenes is what makes this set jetting obsession so enjoyable.

I hope you enjoy the videos and picture sets below and if you have any connection to the film please get in touch and let me know. 

Crocodile Dundee

Released; 1986

Location; New York city, USA

Crocodile Dundee is actor and comedian Paul Hogans feature film debut and his biggest film to date.

The tale of an Australian bushman who fights off a crocodile single handed makes its way to American reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Koslowski)who tracks down Mick J Dundee to the outback village of Walkabout creek.

After spending a few days with the titular character in his environment she sees the opportunity for a great newspaper article by taking Mick Dundee back to New York and seeing if he can survive a week in her environment.

From this point we get a fish out of water story as Mick tries to blend into New York while at the same time he develops a close relationship with Sue.

I really liked this movie on its release and I dont think I am alone. This was the highest viewed film ever shown on the BBC when it was the big Christmas day movie back in 1989 and now 30 years on I think the film has aged really well.

I was lucky enough to have the chance to track down the locations while I was in New York in 2012 and as you can see not a lot had changed. 

Possibly the most memorable line in the film was “thats not a knife, this is a knife” which was part of a scene shot at the Brooklyn bridge/ City hall subway station entrance. Standing on the footprints of such memorable film scenes is what makes this set jetting obsession so enjoyable.

I hope you enjoy the videos and picture sets below and if you have any connection to the film please get in touch and let me know. 

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