Crocodile Dundee

Crocodile Dundee (1986)

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Corrected entry: When the guy in the bar calls Mick a "bloody croc poacher", Mick punches him in the face then turns round to Sue saying "Sorry about that, but I won't have anyone using bad language in front of a lady." However, Mick had just said "How would I know, shit for brains?" in front of Sue when the same guy asked where he could hunt crocodiles. Mick also says "You can live on it, but it tastes like shit" to Sue when she asks if he is going to have any goanna, yams, grubs or sugar ants. (00:09:40 - 00:38:15)

Correction: Actually, the word 'poacher' was the bad language to which Mick was referring.

Correction: Thats the whole joke. Mick doesn't like others using bad language in front of a lady, but seems to have no problem doing it himself. Even Sue seems to notice this flaw in Mick's Logic.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: Mick Dundee is supposed to be an master bushman with a lifetime's experience as a hunter - yet he plays a joke on a woman by firing a .308 bullet into the shingle on the ground at her feet. The ricochet from a .308 bullet fired from a metre away could go anywhere, and could easily kill her - or him. Anyone with his experience with guns would know that.

Correction: Actually, it was Sue that shoots at the shingle at Dundee's feet because he tells her, "That's the dangerous end.", and after she shoots the gun, she replies, "So it is.".

Corrected entry: When the trio drives out to the location where Mick was attacked, they encounter a water buffalo in the middle of the track. Mick honks the horn and yells to get it to move, then gets out of the truck and hypnotizes the beast. Where does it fall over and go to sleep? Right there in the middle of the track. It strikes me that it would be much more difficult to move a sleeping buffalo than one already on its feet.

Correction: It's much easier to drive around a sleeping buffalo than a conscious one. If he were to drive towards the conscious beast, it may think it's being threatened and defend itself. Obviously, Mick does not want the beast to attack the car. Putting it to sleep and driving around it makes more sense.


Corrected entry: This film portrays Australia's top-end as desolate and uncharted. In reality, it was very tourist heavy (even back in the 80's), and chances are Mick and Sue would have been constantly bumping into tourists during their hiking trip. Especially in the kakadu.

Gavin Jackson

Correction: Australia is one of the largest countries in the world. The outback is one of the most treacherous environments to go 'walkabout' without someone who knows the place. You could get lost very easily and if you do, your chances of survival is very thin. This wouldn't be true if it were bustling with tourist at every turn. The fact is, it is quite the opposite to what you have stated. Besides, this was "Mick's Place" a fictional land which would not be on the regular tourist route.


Corrected entry: In the scene when Mick Dundee arrives in New York, Sue is shown meeting her boyfriend and says she was separated from Mick in customs. Mick is shown to be leaving Australia on Qantas. Passengers entering the US always have to clear customs in their first port of entry, which for Qantas in 1986 was only Los Angeles.

Correction: In 1986 Qantas flew direct flights to Hong Kong, hugely popular with overseas travellers because of the tax-free shopping. After a one day stopover, flights on any airline you chose to any destination in the world were possible. Flights out of Australia were notoriously expensive in those days and a stopover of this nature could save a lot of money.

Corrected entry: Dundee explains that he has no idea how old he is as he does not know when he was born, and that his birth was never registered. This would make it impossible for him to obtain a passport, and he could not have travelled to the United States without one.

Correction: It would make it more difficult, but not impossible. Even the US today has procedures listed on the US State Department website for how people without certified birth certificates can present alternate forms of proof of citizenship to obtain passports. For a country like Australia, with a large backcountry, such procedures must also exist since this situation certainly occurs with a small but not-unheard-of frequency.


Corrected entry: In the restaurant scene, Mick refers to someone else's plate and says 'I like the look of that one' and looks to his left. But Richard, on his right, looks to his right so that Mick can hit him with his right hand while Sue is looking away.


Correction: Exactly. Mick points out someone in front of him and to his left. Sue and Richard therefore have to turn right to see the person, because the "fat sheila" is behind them and to their right.


Corrected entry: How does Sue get through the barrier on the underground when she's looking for Mick - we are never shown her putting a ticket through and she certainly doesn't seem to have time to do it.

David Mercier

Correction: The scene only shows her going through the turnstile, which doesn't happen until after you put the ticket (or, at that time, probably a token) through the machine. Could have taken ten minutes for all we know.

Audio problem: In the scene where Mick returns from the corroboree and Sue asks if he is telepathic, in the US version of the film, he responds with "You're a woman and a reporter, that makes you the biggest busy body on earth". In the Australian version, instead of "busy body", it is "sticky beak" which means nosy in Australian speak. In the US version, you can see him mouth the words "sticky beak", but it is dubbed with "busy body" for American consumption.

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Street Thug: You got a light, buddy?
Mick Dundee: Yeah, sure, kid. There you go.
Street Thug: [Opens a switchblade] And your wallet.
Sue Charlton: Mick, give him your wallet.
Mick: What for?
Sue: He's got a knife.
Mick. Ha ha ha. That's not a knife. [Pulls out his 16" Bowie knife]. That's a knife.


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Trivia: The precis for Croc Dundee is a New Yorker travels to Australia, finds an Australian man, takes him back to New York, falls in love with him, drops her current beau and marries him. This mirrors reality. Linda Kozlowski married Paul Hogan after meeting on this film. He left his wife for her. In the sequel the characters return to Australia for protection, loved it and stayed. Likewise the real life stars moved back to Australia and lived in Byron Bay for 17 years or so.


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Question: During the scene with "live it up" playing in the background, what was it and where were they? With Simone being there it is obviously full of hookers but was it a party, and if so, whose and why? The whole scene just feels weird.


Answer: It is a party thrown by one of Sue's socialite friends, presumably the husky-voiced woman whose crotch Mick grabs. The party is not "full of hookers", Simone is there as the hired escort of the old man she is dancing with, who Mick naively believes to be her father. We can assume the old man paid for Simone to be his date to the party and likely for some time alone with her afterwards. There is no stated reason for why the party is being thrown.


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