Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles

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Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee has become no more than a tourist attraction in his home of Walkabout Creek. So when his longterm lady Sue is asked to go to LA on business, he and their son Mikey tag along. In no time at all, he's causing more havoc and foiling more ne'er-do-wells in the Big Smog.


Not as heinous as you might expect, this belated addition to the franchise is at least amiable, adhering to the formula that grossed over $600 million in the '80s and made Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee a cultural icon.

Mick teases tourists in Walkabout Creek for a bit, then removes to the jungle of El Lay with lady Sue (Kozlowski) and their son (Cockburn). Cue the kid learning to apply bush lore in Beverly Hills, where the crinkly one flummoxes phoney studio types, foils a crime ring and meets Mike Tyson.

Along the way, naturally, he dispenses his no-nonsense Aussie comeuppances to gang members and dippy Californians. Best bits are in the outback (the aborigine with a mobile in his loincloth etc.), but this is short on adventure, long on tourism.

Kurosawa it ain't but this formulaic sequel offers cheerful silliness, both jaunty and painless.