‘Crocodile’ Dundee II

'Crocodile' Dundee II is a disappointing follow-up to the disarmingly charming first feature with Aussie star Paul Hogan. Sequel is too slow to constitute an adventure and has too few laughs to be a comedy.

With:
Paul Hogan Linda Kozlowski Charles Dutton Hechter Ubarry John Meillon Juan Fernandez

‘Crocodile’ Dundee II is a disappointing follow-up to the disarmingly charming first feature with Aussie star Paul Hogan. Sequel is too slow to constitute an adventure and has too few laughs to be a comedy.

Story unfolds with Hogan making a passable attempt to find gainful employment at just about the time Linda Kozlowski’s ex-lover is killed in Colombia for taking photos of a cocaine king as he shoots one of his runners. The nefarious Rico (Hechter Ubarry is much too cute for this role) learns the photos were sent to Kozlowski and in a flash he sets up an operation in a Long Island fortress with a handful of stereotypical Latino henchmen to get the incriminating evidence back. Hogan has the photos, which means Rico has Kozlowski kidnaped.

Using outback strategy, that is, getting the punks to yelp like a pack of wild dogs, Hogan gains entrance and frees his woman. Kozlowski basically does little but wait at the sidelines as Hogan flies into action.

'Crocodile' Dundee II

Production: Rimfire/Paramount. Director John Cornell; Producer John Cornell, Jane Scott; Screenplay Paul Hogan, Brett Hogan; Camera Russell Boyd; Editor David Stiven; Music Peter Best;; Art Director Lawrence Eastwood

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1988. Running time: 111 MIN.

With: Paul Hogan Linda Kozlowski Charles Dutton Hechter Ubarry John Meillon Juan Fernandez

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