Dundee Los Angeles
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles is a 2001 American comedy
film, directed by Simon Wincer and starring Paul Hogan. It
is the sequel to the 1988 film Crocodile Dundee II, which
itself was the sequel to 1986's Crocodile Dundee. Hogan and
Linda Kozlowski reprise their roles as Michael "Crocodile"
Dundee and Sue Charlton, respectively. The film was shot on
location in Los Angeles and in Queensland.
At the beginning of the film, protagonist Michael
"Crocodile" Dundee (Paul Hogan) is living in the Australian
Outback with Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) and their young
son Mikey (Serge Cockburn}. Crocodile hunting has been made
illegal; therefore Mick has been reduced to wrestling
crocodiles for the entertainment of tourists, having as his
rival in the business another Outback survivalist named
Jacko (Alec Wilson). When an opportunity comes for Sue to
become Los Angeles bureau chief of a newspaper owned by her
father, Mick and his family cross the Pacific to California.
In America, Mick and his son's encounters with the locals
cause cross-cultural mishaps. Mick becomes an amateur sleuth
helping to probe the mysterious death of his wife's
predecessor at the newspaper, while Mikey attends a local
school, where he quickly impresses his classmates and
teacher with his outback survival skills.
It is revealed that a film studio that the dead reporter had
been investigating is about to make a sequel to the action
film Lethal Agent, despite the title's previous commercial
failures. Mick becomes suspicious when several paintings
from Southern Europe are brought onto the set; although at
first he suspects drug smuggling, the pictures themselves
are revealed to be missing art from a museum in former
Yugoslavia. They are to appear in the movie as mere props,
to be publicly 'destroyed' in a scene in which they are set
on fire, at which time they will have been exchanged for
Attempting to secure one of the paintings as evidence, Mick,
Sue, and Jacko run afoul of the studio director and his
thugs. Using the studio's props and two lions used in the
filmings to defeat the gangsters, Mick and Sue solve the
case and return to Australia, where they are officially
married. Jacko brings Mikey's teacher with him.