'Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles' Slated for Nationwide Release On April 20, 2001

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Paramount Pictures

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "Crocodile Dundee in
 Los Angeles," starring Paul Hogan and Linda Koslowski and directed by Simon
 Wincer, will open nationwide on Friday, April 20, 2001 in over 2,050 theatres.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991206/PARLOGO )
     Mick Dundee is an adventurer in the truest sense.  He is an ace crocodile
 hunter who lives in the wilds of the Australian Outback.  He has even survived
 the dangers of New York City.  However, his latest adventure may be the
 biggest test for him yet.  Mick Dundee is traveling to that bizarre
 netherworld -- Los Angeles, California.
     The big challenge in Spring 2001 will be not how American TV contestants
 survive the Australian Outback, but how a simple Aussie survives the City of
 Angels.  Wrestling crocodiles is nothing compared to swimming with sharks in
 Los Angeles.
     Hollywood.  Beverly Hills.  Swimming pools.  Movie Stars.  These are the
 perils that Paul Hogan faces in "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles."  Hogan
 stars once again as the beloved Mick "Crocodile" Dundee, while Linda Kozlowski
 returns as his partner Sue Charleton in this third installment of the widely
 popular comedy series that takes the unsuspecting adventurer into the wilds of
 Southern California.  Accompanying Mick and Sue this time is their young son,
 Mikey (Serge Cockburn).
     In Chapter Three of "Croc's" saga, Sue, his American-born significant
 other, is temporarily assigned to the Los Angeles bureau of her father's
 newspaper.  It seems the original bureau chief died under suspicious
 circumstances, and Sue is called back to fill in.  Mick, going through a slow
 period as a crocodile wrangler, thinks it a good time to expose their
 nine-year-old son Mikey to the world outside their small Australian town of
 Walkabout Creek.
     For the amiable Mick, he not only gets to play dad and tourist in
 Los Angeles, but also a sleuth from Down Under when he accidentally gets
 caught up in Sue's investigation.  One hilarious scene found Mick and Mikey
 actually stopping traffic on a major freeway as police cars and helicopters
 zero in as they try to rescue a stray animal.  A safety patrol boy, Mick
 Dundee is not.
     As Los Angeles is the capital of hip and trendy, Mick is the king of
 Australian simplicity, which is why creator Paul Hogan thought it was time for
 another visit with the character and his droll humor.  The fellow is beloved
 around the globe as the first film in this blockbuster series,
 "Crocodile Dundee," released in 1986, grossed $360 million (U.S.) worldwide,
 while "Crocodile Dundee II" took in $250 million worldwide.  After repeatedly
 saying there would not be another "Dundee" movie, Hogan actually began to miss
 him.  "I wondered what he was doing with himself," he said, in his now-famous
 dialect.
     Paramount Pictures presents a Lance Hool/Paul Hogan production, "Crocodile
 Dundee in Los Angeles," directed by Simon Wincer and starring Paul Hogan and
 Linda Kozlowski.  Also starring are Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Aida Turturro,
 Alec Wilson, Serge Cockburn and Paul Rodriguez.  The film is produced by
 Lance Hool and Paul Hogan, written by Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams and is based
 on characters created by Paul Hogan.  Conrad Hool and Perry Katz serve as
 co-producers.  Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of
 Viacom Inc., one of the world's largest entertainment and media companies, and
 a leader in the production, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news,
 sports and music.
 
     This film is rated "PG-13" by the MPAA for some language and brief
 violence.*
 
     * Please include the rating and reasons for this rating in any film
 coverage.
 
     For further information, please contact:  Susan Ciccone, Vice President,
 National Publicity, of Paramount Pictures, 323-956-5588.
 
 

SOURCE Paramount Pictures
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- "Crocodile Dundee in
 Los Angeles," starring Paul Hogan and Linda Koslowski and directed by Simon
 Wincer, will open nationwide on Friday, April 20, 2001 in over 2,050 theatres.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991206/PARLOGO )
     Mick Dundee is an adventurer in the truest sense.  He is an ace crocodile
 hunter who lives in the wilds of the Australian Outback.  He has even survived
 the dangers of New York City.  However, his latest adventure may be the
 biggest test for him yet.  Mick Dundee is traveling to that bizarre
 netherworld -- Los Angeles, California.
     The big challenge in Spring 2001 will be not how American TV contestants
 survive the Australian Outback, but how a simple Aussie survives the City of
 Angels.  Wrestling crocodiles is nothing compared to swimming with sharks in
 Los Angeles.
     Hollywood.  Beverly Hills.  Swimming pools.  Movie Stars.  These are the
 perils that Paul Hogan faces in "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles."  Hogan
 stars once again as the beloved Mick "Crocodile" Dundee, while Linda Kozlowski
 returns as his partner Sue Charleton in this third installment of the widely
 popular comedy series that takes the unsuspecting adventurer into the wilds of
 Southern California.  Accompanying Mick and Sue this time is their young son,
 Mikey (Serge Cockburn).
     In Chapter Three of "Croc's" saga, Sue, his American-born significant
 other, is temporarily assigned to the Los Angeles bureau of her father's
 newspaper.  It seems the original bureau chief died under suspicious
 circumstances, and Sue is called back to fill in.  Mick, going through a slow
 period as a crocodile wrangler, thinks it a good time to expose their
 nine-year-old son Mikey to the world outside their small Australian town of
 Walkabout Creek.
     For the amiable Mick, he not only gets to play dad and tourist in
 Los Angeles, but also a sleuth from Down Under when he accidentally gets
 caught up in Sue's investigation.  One hilarious scene found Mick and Mikey
 actually stopping traffic on a major freeway as police cars and helicopters
 zero in as they try to rescue a stray animal.  A safety patrol boy, Mick
 Dundee is not.
     As Los Angeles is the capital of hip and trendy, Mick is the king of
 Australian simplicity, which is why creator Paul Hogan thought it was time for
 another visit with the character and his droll humor.  The fellow is beloved
 around the globe as the first film in this blockbuster series,
 "Crocodile Dundee," released in 1986, grossed $360 million (U.S.) worldwide,
 while "Crocodile Dundee II" took in $250 million worldwide.  After repeatedly
 saying there would not be another "Dundee" movie, Hogan actually began to miss
 him.  "I wondered what he was doing with himself," he said, in his now-famous
 dialect.
     Paramount Pictures presents a Lance Hool/Paul Hogan production, "Crocodile
 Dundee in Los Angeles," directed by Simon Wincer and starring Paul Hogan and
 Linda Kozlowski.  Also starring are Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Aida Turturro,
 Alec Wilson, Serge Cockburn and Paul Rodriguez.  The film is produced by
 Lance Hool and Paul Hogan, written by Matthew Berry & Eric Abrams and is based
 on characters created by Paul Hogan.  Conrad Hool and Perry Katz serve as
 co-producers.  Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of
 Viacom Inc., one of the world's largest entertainment and media companies, and
 a leader in the production, promotion and distribution of entertainment, news,
 sports and music.
 
     This film is rated "PG-13" by the MPAA for some language and brief
 violence.*
 
     * Please include the rating and reasons for this rating in any film
 coverage.
 
     For further information, please contact:  Susan Ciccone, Vice President,
 National Publicity, of Paramount Pictures, 323-956-5588.
 
 SOURCE  Paramount Pictures