Outback hero Mick Dundee and journalist Sue Charlton have settled down and are living happily together in New York. But their peace is shattered by a phone call from Sue’s ex-boyfriend who has uncovered a drug-smuggling racket.
Having scored a massive box-office hit with the first movie, Paul Hogan could be forgiven for reprising the role of Mick “Crocodile” Dundee here.
Less excusable, however, is the misguided attempt to blend the inspired comedy of the original with the kind of rescue adventure that was old hat in the long-gone days of the film serial.
But Hogan is as amiable as before and there are funny moments, especially in his outback approach to urban life and in the attitudes of the Aborigines towards the city slickers who have kidnapped Mick’s journalist girlfriend, played again by Hogan’s real-life wife, Linda Kozlowski.
Michael J “Crocodile” Dundee
Charles S Dutton