Mick "Crocodile" Dundee, his partner, Sue, and their young son, Mikey, have traveled far away from their tiny Australian town of Walkabout. Sue has been temporarily assigned to head the Los Angeles bureau of her father's newspaper after the original bureau chief died under suspicious circumstances. Mick, who wants to expose Mikey to the world outside Walkabout, decides that he and Mikey should accompany Sue and the whole family travels to exotic California together. When Mick accidentally gets caught up in Sue's investigation, the stage is set for an extended series of jibes that poke fun at the Southern California lifestyle from an outsider's point of view.
Titles don't get much more high-concept than "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles," unless someone decided to call this third film in the series "Crocodile Dundee: More of the Same." The crocodile hunter Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan) realizes he's getting a little old for the game, so he moves to Los Angeles. The movie is a greatest-hits collection along the lines of a "Beverly Hillbillies" marathon on TV Land or Tim Conway's "Dorf on Golf" videos, where nostalgia and comedy are run through a food processor until they become a flavorless paste. -- Elvis Mitchell
2001-04-20 | Elvis Mitchell | Read the New York Times Review of Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles