What do you know about the movie "Crocodile Dundee"?



By: J. Reinoehl

6 Min Quiz

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"Crocodile Dundee" was highly successful in America and abroad. It won three Academy Awards and one Golden Globe and was nominated for many more. How well do you remember "Crocodile Dundee"? Find out by taking this quiz.

What was the name of Crocodile Dundee's safari business?

"Never-Never Safaris?" "Yeah, um, never go out with us. If you do, you'll never come back. Right, Wal?"


What was the name of the town in Australia where Crocodile Dundee was from?

The Walkabout Creek Hotel (and pub) is actually located in McKinlay Shire, Queensland, Australia. When it went up for sale in 1986, it was listed at $1.25 million (Australian dollars).


Which city was Sue initially from?

"Don't worry. I'm a New Yorker."


How did Crocodile Dundee get Donk to spill the beer on top of his head?

"Crocodile Dundee" was the second highest grossing movie of 1986. "Top Gun" was the highest grossing movie that year.


What is the aboriginal custom of wandering around to find new places?

"A walkabout?" "Yeah, that's an aboriginal habit. It means to, uh, wander around and, uh, discover new places."


Why did Sue want to interview Crocodile Dundee?

In Australia, 30% of all crocodile attacks are fatal.


What kind of meat did Crocodile Dundee say crocodiles liked to eat?

"Well, you see, crocs don't like fresh meat… A croc will grab you, take you down to the bottom of the water, and roll you over and over and over until you stop kicking. Then he'll take you away to his meat safe somewhere—rock ledge, log—down under the water, jam you under it, tenderize you a bit."


How does Sue's adventure alone in the outback end?

The #1​ tip for avoiding crocodile attacks is to stay away from water where crocodiles are known to live. Although crocodiles are fast and can move at speeds of 10 miles per hour, they have a very short endurance and don't like to be away from water.


What was the real reason Crocodile Dundee was out in the wilderness when he was injured?

"It's full of crocs. What do you reckon he was doing?" "Just a… poacher, eh?"


When Crocodile Dundee and Sue were camping in the outback, what kind of poisonous snake does he nonchalantly kill?

Despite its name, the king brown snake, or mulga snake, is in the black snake family. Its bite contains enough venom to kill an adult weighing up to 140 pounds. It is one of the longest venomous snakes in the world.


How did Crocodile Dundee respond when Sue said, "What are you going to do? They're shooting these kangaroos for fun."

"What are you going to do? They're shooting these kangaroos for fun." "Well, there's no law against that."


How did Crocodile Dundee scare the kangaroo hunters away?

Kangaroo hunting (culling) is one of the most controversial activities in Australia. Although the government supports it (as long as the kangaroos are killed by a single shot to the head), many say populations are declining, especially populations of larger, male kangaroos.


Why wasn't Sue allowed to go to the corroboree?

"No. Women are strictly taboo at these turnouts."


Which actor portrayed Crocodile Dundee?

Paul Hogan (born October 8, 1939) was probably most famous to Americans for his role as Crocodile Dundee and his Australian commercials, but he also had starred in his own, "The Paul Hogan Show," before starring in the film. He went on to star in "Flipper" and "Lightning Jack."


Why did Neville Bell say Sue couldn't take his picture?

"Oh, no, you can't take my photograph… You got lens cap on."


Who played Sue Charlton?

Linda Kozlowski (born January 7, 1958) began her career on Broadway after graduating from Juilliard where she studied opera singing. She married Paul Hogan in 1990 and played opposite him in "Crocodile Dundee," "Crocodile Dundee II," "Crocodile Dundee Los Angeles," and "Almost an Angel."


Why did Crocodile Dundee say there weren't any crocodiles in Echo Lake?

"That's mineral water. Means no crocs."


Where did Sue want to take Crocodile Dundee after their adventure in the outback?

New York City gets almost 60 million visitors each year. It would take about 23 hours to fly there from Sydney, but can take up to 50 hours depending on layovers.


Finish the quote: "Imagine—seven million people all wanting to live together. _____________________."

"Imagine—seven million people all wanting to live together. Yep, New York must be the friendliest place on earth."


When Crocodile Dundee goes out adventuring on his own his first day in the city, how did he get back to the hotel?

The New York Police Department's Mounted Unit has been in operation since 1858. Currently, there are 55 horses in the unit with about half of them stabled in Manhattan.


Why did Richard pass out in the restaurant?

"He said you hit him. You're not in the pub at Walkabout Creek, now."


To what type of restaurant did Richard and Sue take Crocodile Dundee his​ first night in the city?

The area known as "Little Italy" in New York City used to take up 50 square blocks, but an expanding Chinatown and steeply rising rents have reduced it to three blocks on Mulberry Street. Only one of New York's top-rated Italian restaurants is still located there: Torrisi Italian Specialties.


What shortened name did most of Crocodile Dundee's friends call him?

"I mean any normal man would have just turned up his toes and died but not our Mick, no. Hundreds of miles, snake-infested swamps, on his hands and knees, he crawled right into Katherine."


Who does Crocodile Dundee take to the bar his first night in New York?

Since Uber became active in New York City (May 2011), it is estimated there are now more Uber cars than yellow taxis. Although Uber drivers tend to make twice the money after expenses, yellow cabs do about ten times the business.


How did Crocodile Dundee get rid of the kids who wanted to steal his wallet?

[laughing] "That's not a knife. That's a knife."


How did Crocodile Dundee "help" the drug addict at the party?

The movie was partially based on Paul Hogan's experiences as an Australian in the city of New York. He also wrote most of his own skits for "The Paul Hogan Show" in Australia.


What did Sue's father do for a living?

"I thought you said your dad sells newspapers?" "…He sells a lot of newspapers."


What did Crocodile Dundee do with the dogs at Sue's parents' house?

Rod Ansell was an Australian who gained some fame in 1977 for reportedly surviving in the outback after a boating accident. He unsuccessfully tried to sue Hogan after "Crocodile Dundee" was released.


How did Crocodile Dundee respond when Sue asked, "You're right. I guess we could all use more mates. Suppose you don't have any shrinks in Walkabout Creek?"

"Nah, back there if you have a problem you tell Wally. And he tells everyone in town, brings it out in the open, no more problem."


Who saved Crocodile Dundee from the pimp's thugs?

Reginald VelJohnson (born August 16, 1952) played Gus as well as several brief roles as a police officer in "Ghostbusters," "Die Hard, Die Hard 2," and "Turner & Hooch" throughout the 80s. His best-known role is probably as Carl Winslow on the long-running sitcom, "Family Matters" (1989-1998).


At the dinner party at Sue's father's house, what question did Richard ask that upset Crocodile Dundee?

"Quite obviously, I have not had a great deal of success influencing her as her editor. Perhaps I'll have more success as her husband."


Where did Sue tell Crocodile Dundee she loved him?

The Sydney Bridge seen out the window from Sue's hotel room at the beginning of the movie is the same bridge Paul Hogan was working on as a construction worker when he got his first break in show business. At the time, he worked as a rigger and lived in state-supported housing.


Where did Crocodile Dundee want to go right after checking out of the hotel?

"Ah, no. I thought I'd go walkabout… I'll wander around, take a look at America."


How did Crocodile Dundee get to Sue in the crowded station?

Paul Hogan won an Oscar, not for best actor, but for his screenwriting work on the film. The Oscar was shared with co-writers, Ken Shadie and John Cornell.


What was Crocodile Dundee's full name?

"And his name, get this, Michael J. 'Crocodile' Dundee. Will you trust me?"


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