10 Things You Didn’t Know about Crocodile Dundee

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Crocodile Dundee

Crocodile Dundee was a popular movie for its time since it showed America a vision of the Australian outback that was thought to be authentic and a lifestyle that was believed to be something just as real. Mick was the kind of guy that you might want to hang around so that he could have your back and because he was just cool to be around. Once he got to New York though he didn’t seem to have a single clue on what to do unless his life was in danger or there was something that seemed pretty obvious and capable of being solved in moment or two.

The knife scene of course is what a lot of people remember most.

10. Paul Hogan helped paint the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Apparently he kept his co-workers laughing a good bit of the time so it’s not too hard to believe that he eventually became an actor.

9. The character of Crocodile Dundee came from Paul Hogan’s own imagination.

He went on TV and stated that there was no real character that went by the name of Crocodile Dundee. The idea came to him the first time he visited New York since he felt like such an outsider.

8. The buffalo that Mick pacified was drugged.

I don’t imagine that a water buffalo that was fully awake and alert would take to being manhandled all that well and it could have led to serious injury.

7. Hogan had no idea the movie would be so successful.

He thought it would be a nice little film for Australia, he had no idea that it would be embraced by so many others.

6. Most of the knives on set were rubber or aluminum.

There were steel knives as well. Paul Hogan asked to take one of the steel knives with him when the movie concluded on the premise that he would never sell it.

5. This was Paul Hogan’s film debut.

He’s been in a few films since this but the Crocodile Dundee character didn’t really last past the first one. The two sequels that were made didn’t even come close to the original in terms of fame and box office numbers.

4. Linda Kozlowski was the only American on set when they were filming in Australia.

There wasn’t much of a language barrier thankfully and she was the the female lead so it’s likely that she wasn’t too put out by being the only American there.

3. The cast and crew slept in huts while filming in the outback.

There were no luxury trailers or condos for the crew of this movie. They slept in huts near a miner’s camp while they were shooting the outback scenes.

2. An abandoned subway station was used for the last scene in the movie.

Can you imagine trying to use a functioning subway platform? The likelihood of that happening would have been next to none.

1. Mick doesn’t appear until 8 minutes into the film.

The film opens up with Linda Kozlowski and doesn’t feature Mick until he comes wandering into the bar.

That’s not a knife. THIS is a knife.

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