- Actors: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Alec Wilson
- Directors: Simon Wincer
- Writers: Paul Hogan, Eric Abrams, Matt Berry
- Producers: Conrad Hool, Jim Reeve, Kathy Morgan, Lance Hool
- Language: English
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Vvl
- VHS Release Date: 2 Jun. 2003
- Run Time: 91 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0000634BC
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 252,622 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Paul Hogan returns for the third time as the unlikely backwoods hero Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee. This time round Mick and his partner Sue (Linda Kozlowski) leave their Outback home and relocate to Los Angeles. Sue takes an important job on a newspaper, but Mick finds it a little more difficult to adapt, and in his bemusement causes all kinds of mayhem. Nevertheless, Mick agrees to help Sue investigate a crooked film production company and, thanks to his talent with animals, is soon working with monkeys on the movie set, whilst looking around for clues.
Made 13 years after the previous sequel, 2001's Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles sees Paul Hogan's likeable, heroic and unworldly Aussie hero accompany his partner Sue (Linda Kozlowski, Hogan's real-life wife) to Los Angeles. There he finds himself wrestling with the niceties of the Californian lifestyle somewhat less easily than he wrestles with crocs back in the outback. Sue, meanwhile, uncovers a smuggling plot involving artworks from Yugoslavia. Dundee duly steps forward to go undercover and--with a bit of muscle and survivalist nous--saves the day.
As anyone who saw Escape from LA will testify, the moral here is: never make a sequel in Los Angeles. The kindest thing that can be said about this outing is that it is harmless. It exudes a family-friendly geniality throughout that almost makes its many flaws endurable--almost but not quite. Hogan--61 when he made this--makes for an embarrassingly implausible action hero, lacquered in trowel-loads of make-up to fill in the facial creases. The antipodean-abroad jokes are insultingly feeble; Dundee strolls into a gay bar by mistake, thinks the parking valet is a mugger, can't operate the remote control, etc. There's a cameo involving Mike Tyson that belongs nowhere and Kozlowski's performance only fuels suspicion that this is a husband and wife vanity project. If nothing else, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles is proof that Hollywood's alleged stony-heartedness is a myth, for it can only have been out of charity and benevolence to an elderly Australian thespian down on his luck that this movie was given the green light.
On the DVD: Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles is presented in anamorphic widescreen format with excellent image quality, bringing out the rich contrasts between the early outback scenes and the early establishing shots of sunlit LA. Sound quality is impeccable also. The only extras, however, are the trailer and some "behind the scenes" clips so perfunctory and unrevealing they might as well not have bothered. --David Stubbs --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Sue's father needs Sue to come back to the US to do some journalism work as one of their colleagues has died. Mick's adamant that she should go, and him and Mick Jr will follow later on. Sue has to investigate a new studio in tinsel town, one that seems to be rather reluctant to have visitors in certain studios.
Mick's back to his old tricks, and brings Mick Jr over to LA, to find he's learning more things yet again, and taking TV a little too serious. When Sue discovers something fishy, Mick Dundee's on the hunt for the truth.
This wasn't as bad as people made out - I quite enjoyed it, Paul Hogan's performance is just as good as 1 and 2, and young Mick is funny. OK the plot is a bit cheesy, but this is good for a Sunday evening's watching, not too serious yet not so stupid you might as well turn off your brain. The action is not as good as the first one, but this isn't the worst long awaited sequel ever, actually it does a pretty good job. It obviously isn't as good as the first movie, but that would not be easy to do.
I like the way they have kept up the cluelessness of the first movie even though he's still in the US, it's just different in LA to New York. It's funny how he's not really kept up with the new trends, and him mocking the other guy with a mobile phone was funny.
I would recommend renting this, but if you're a big fan of the crock, then you should get this as it's decently priced.
The plot involves some sort of bad movie franchise (no pun intended) which is acting as a front to steal some rare paintings.
Obviously Mick gets in the centre of it all, whilst getting involved in fish out of water scenarios, including gay bars, muggings, and talking about good old Mal Gibson.
Strange considering he did this fifteen years prior. Well if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
And this is the motto for Paul Hogan, and although it is a case of diminishing returns and same old same old, Hogans Dundee is such an endearing screen prescience, it's hard not to like.
The story isn't up to much, and the apart from the main cast, the rest are just paper cut out Hollywood types, but it works, and heaven knows how, because it shouldn't.
If you are a fan of the original movie, you will lap this up, otherwise, you will just balk at the idea, and not appreciate the cheesiness of it all.
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This film was not as good as the previous Crococodile Dundee films. It was a weak story and less funny.Published 26 days ago by Theresa Perry
DVD in good condition - content terrible should have stopped at number 2Published 1 month ago by daniel coyle
Dvd would not play. Tried on dvd player. x-box and laptop very disappointed won't order againPublished 7 months ago by Stuart M.