Sunday, March 30, 2014

Flick Pick: Crocodile Dundee

Crocodile Dundee
(Paramount, 1986)

With one step, Paul Hogan went from Australian TV star best known in America for a tourist ad where he'd promised to "put another shrimp on the barbee" for us, to laid-back comedy action hero superstar, and this movie was the step. His instincts about this story were absolutely perfect, and this movie went to number one everywhere, and in the same release year as Top Gun, gave Paramount a very comfortable feeling around the wallet. If nothing else, he tapped into the American sensibility that given the choice, most of us would trade away New York City for Oz in a heartbeat.

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