Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) - Synopsis
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, the latest entry in the hugely popular 'Crocodile Dunde' comedy/adventure series, finds Mick "Crocodile" Dundee (PAUL HOGAN), his partner Sue Charleton (LINDA KOZLOWSKI), and their young son, Mikey (SERGE COCKBURN), far away from their tiny Australian town of Walkabout Creek.
The first film in the series of these enormously successful Mick Dundee stories, crocodile Dundee (1986), grossed $360 million (U. S. ) worldwide, while Crocodile Dundee II (1988) took in $250 million worldwide. "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" brings back Mick's droll humor after a thirteen-year absence.
In this comedy/adventure, things are slow for the crocodile wrangler Mick Dundee in Australia and his American-born significant other, Sue, has been temporarily assigned to head the Los Angeles bureau of her father's newspaper after the original bureau chief died under suspicious circumstances.
Mick, who wants to expose the 10-year-old Mikey to the world outside Walkabout, decides that he and Mikey should accompany Sue and so the whole family leaves their quiet life in the Australian bush and travels to exotic Southern California.
When Mick accidentally gets caught up in Sue's investigation, the stage is set for an extended series of "Croc-out-of-water" moments that poke fun at Los Angeles' lifestyle from a way outsider's point of view.
"The world changes. It gets more sophisticated and faster, and that's the attraction to me," Crocodile Dundee creator Paul Hogan laughs. "The more the world speeds up, the more Mick Dundee slows down."
"The whole thing with Mick Dundee is that nothing has changed in his part of the world. He's a mythical Australian that we hope is still out there somewhere and you want to run into him in the bush. After I'd taken him to New York ("Crocodile Dundee I & II"), I decided to take him to a city that is a weird world all to itself. " Hogan smiles, "Los Angeles -- it's such a strange, hip town, that it's perfect for someone like Mick. "
"Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles," directed by Simon Wincer, stars Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski. Also starring are Paul Rodriguez, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Serge Cockburn and Aida Turturro. The film is produced by Lance Hool and Paul Hogan, and written by Hogan and Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams. Conrad Hool and Perry Katz served as co-producers.
Paramount Pictures will release "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles" in the U. S. and Canada in 2001, with international territories to follow. Kathy Morgan International is licensing all foreign rights. Key international distributors include Universal/UIP in the U. K. , Scandinavia and Australia, and CLT-UFA in Germany and France.