CHANNEL 4 4SEVEN E4 MORE4 FILM4 4MUSIC 4oD

Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • PG
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1988
  • 110 mins

Crocodile Dundee II

Crocodile Dundee II

Synopsis

Further adventures of Paul Hogan's Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee, this time pursued from New York back to the Australian Outback by vengeful drug dealers.

About

The first sequel to Paul Hogan's smash-hit culture clash comedy sees rugged Aussie Mick Dundee (played by Hogan) return to his roots Down Under. The film starts in New York, where Mick is shacked up with reporter girlfriend Sue (Linda Kozlowski), raising his leathered brow at the crazy fruits of the Big Apple. But after receiving an incriminating roll of film showing a Colombian drug dealer up to no good, Sue is kidnapped. When Mick breaks her out they flee back to Australia, where he's in his element and the pursuing bad guys are way out of their depth.

Screenwriters Hogan and his son Brett obviously rented Romancing The Stone and decided anything good enough for Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner was okay for Hogan and his statuesque (in all senses) girlfriend/co-star. Hogan's undeniably engaging but he only has one look, one way of delivering a line; ideal for a lager commercial, a little tricky for an action hero in a feature film (though admittedly, it never seemed to hinder Schwarzenegger).

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Steve Rackman, Linda Kozlowski, Paul Hogan, Gerry Skilton, Jim Holt, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo
  • Director: John Cornell
  • Screen Writer: Brett Hogan, Paul Hogan
  • Producer: Jane Scott, John Cornell
  • Photographer: Russell Boyd
  • Composer: Peter Best

In a nutshell

A harmless but uninspired sequel that coasts by on nostalgia for the first film and its star's appeal.

by Leigh Singer

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4 Tower Heist

    Tower Heist

    When the hard-working employees of a New York skyscraper fall victim to a Ponzi scheme they launch an elaborate plan to steal their money back

  • Film4 Palo Alto

    Palo Alto

    First-time writer-director Gia Coppola adapts James Francos collection of linked short stories that tell of teenagers struggles with life, love and vice

  • Film4 Killer Joe

    Killer Joe on Film4

    Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple star in William Friedkin's noir thriller on Film4

  • Film4 The Angels Share

    The Angels' Share on Film4

    After avoiding jail Robbie turns over a new leaf and finds the inspiration to change his life in a whisky distillery on Film4

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Joe Cunningham's 11 recommendations for LFF 14

    Unfortunately I haven¿t been jet setting around the world this year to the various exciting international film festivals, but that¿s what makes the London Film Festival¿s compilation approach to progr

  • Channel 4 Blog

    Michael Leader's 11 recommendations for LFF 2014

    One of the best things about the London Film Festival¿s smorgasbord approach to programming is that, amongst the world premieres and gala screenings, there¿s an eclectic collection of exciting films o