Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles Parent Guide
A crocodile hunter goes undercover to find a murderer.
Parent Movie Review
He’s back! Sporting a few more wrinkles and the same leather vest, Crocodile Dundee (Paul Hogan) returns to the screen thirteen years after his last adventure as Australia’s topnotch croc hunter in Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles. But this time Mick Dundee is hunting cold-blooded beasts of a different breed in the middle of the concrete jungle.
The untimely death of a news reporter sends Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski), Mick’s common-law wife, scampering back to California to fill in at her father’s Los Angeles newspaper office, with Mick and their 9-year-old son in tow. Within days, suspicions began to surface about the reporter’s demise. While Sue digs in to uncover the story, Mick and Mikey (Serge Cockburn) are loose in Hollywood, bumping into Baywatch babes, learning to meditate from an unlikely teacher, and raising a stink on the L.A. freeway. But when Sue’s leads point to a small time movie studio, it’s Mick who goes undercover as a bit-part actor to find out what’s really happening behind the scenes.
Like Crocodile Dundee and II, the jokes in this film play on Mick being a fish out of water. His genuine Aussie nature is as foreign as the outback in the city where fake sets and make-believe characters are the name of the game. Though familiar to trendy Californians, Mick’s introduction to drive-by muggings, coffee enemas and cross dressers is designed to garner laughs at the expense of the naive visitor.
Although the good-natured Mick is portrayed as a concerned parent and loving partner, the inclusion of profanities and violence throughout the film can overshadow these valuable and positive messages. Younger children, especially, may find the gun-toting thugs and intense scenes with an unhappy crocodile just a little bit too scary.
Parents may also take exception to the blatant product promotions that make this film feel like an extended commercial. (Is it just coincidence that every desk has an Apple computer and Mick drives a Subaru Outback?) Rather than taking a bite out of your wallet for movie tickets, you might want to just play out back with the kids.Directed by Simon Wincer. Starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns. Running time: 92 minutes. Theatrical release April 20, 2001. Updated May 8, 2014
Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles
Rating & Content Info
Why is Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles rated PG? Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles is rated PG by the MPAA for language and brief violence
Overall: C+ While attempting to solve a big city mystery, Mick Dundee tries to be a good family man. He is forced to deal with the unfamiliar lifestyle of a foreign country in this story that includes plenty of profanities and scenes of violence.
Violence: C+ Man shown sharpening large knife, crocodile attacks two boats, men escape unharmed, men chased by crocodile in water, reference to man killed in car accident, man talks about using bear trap to stop stealing, trap shown, man has spider in hat and kills it, cars have near accident on freeway, tires squealing, reference made to a bomb, extended scene showing police cars and helicopters surrounding area, guns are drawn, man attempts to rob woman, man injures another man’s wrist, man attacks valet, man stabs robot, boy stuns large rat with an eraser, man chased by men with guns, shots fired, scene depicting attempted robbery with guns, men are jumped on and hit with garbage can, man hit with board, man knocked out, man shot at, man on ladder pushed off wall, extended scene of man chased through a movie set by men with guns, man hit by flying objects, men on cart crash into brick wall, knife thrown at man’s crotch, man and woman held hostage at gun point, man thrown into wall, man threatened by lions, man punched in face and knocked out.
Sexual Content: B- Women wearing low-cut and tight fitting t-shirts with some cleavage revealed, man pulls at crotch, depiction of unmarried couple living together, man in bathtub, women in swimsuits on beach, brief comment made by woman who thinks man is a homosexual, reference about naked man, man having massage with minor partial nudity, man wears only a towel during interview, man makes seductive gestures, reference made by woman about man’s body, remark made by boy about woman’s body, woman shown flirting with man, brief shot of man dressed as a woman, painting depicting exposed breasts.
Language: C+ At least 14 moderate profanities, 10 mild profanities and 4 terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: C+ Adults drinking beer in bar, man drinking in bathtub, adults smoking and drinking at social gatherings, young woman depicted smoking cigar, man in bar depicted as heavy drinker, men go to bar for a beer, references made to drug smuggling and drug use, man talks about needing a drink, reference to man being drunk.
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Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles Parents' Guide
Although Mick assures his son that he and Sue have done everything but the legal “stuff”, why is Mikey still upset that his parents aren’t married? How does he feel about having a different last name than his father?
Mick teaches his son to never kill anything unless you are going to eat it. What do you think he means by that statement? What do you think he is hoping his son will learn?
The most recent home video release of Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles movie is September 18, 2001. Here are some details…
Home Video Notes: Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles
Release Date: September 18, 2001
Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles releases to home video (DVD) on September 18, 2001.
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This movie is a sequel to Crocodile Dundee. For other video picks about visiting foreigners, check out Cool Runnings, the story of a Jamaican bobsled team that heads for Calgary, Alberta, Canada or the movie, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial(now that’s a guy who really is from out of town!).