A year has passed since the events of Crocodile Dundee, and Mick Dundee and Sue Charlton are living happily together in New York. Although Mick’s ignorance of city life is a hazard when he attempts to continue his former lifestyle, like blast fishing in Manhattan’s waters, Sue’s writing has made him a popular public figure. He later goes to work for Leroy Brown, a mild-mannered stationery salesman trying to live up to his self-perceived ‘bad guy in the streets’ image.
While working for the DEA in Colombia, Sue’s ex-husband Bob (mentioned, but not seen, in the first movie) takes photographs of a drug cartel leader’s murder of an unknown person, and is spotted by one of the cartel’s sentries. He sends the photographs to Sue before being murdered himself. Colombian Cartel leader Luis Rico and his brother and top lieutenant, Miguel, go to New York City to retrieve the photos.
The gangsters take Sue hostage, leading Mick to ask Leroy for help. Leroy contacts a local street gang, whom Mick asks to create a distraction by caterwauling at the mansion’s perimeter, leading most of the cartel’s guards on a wild goose chase while Mick rescues Sue. Rico is arrested but soon escapes police custody, and after a failed attempt by Rico to kill Sue, Mick decides to take Sue to Australia in order to fight on familiar ground.
In Walkabout Creek, Mick is enthusiastically welcomed back by his friends. After provisioning, he and Sue take refuge on his personal land, named Belonga Mick (“Mick’s Place”; see bilong in Tok Pisin). Here, Sue discovers that Mick legally owns land almost twice the size of New York State, including a gold mine.
Rico and his men track their quarry to Australia, where they hire some local thugs to assist them, but their Aboriginal tracker abandons them when he hears that their quarry is Mick. As a replacement, the gangsters kidnap Mick’s friend Walter and force him to guide them, but Mick saves his friend by faking an attempt on Walter’s life.
They then lead the gangsters on a false trail through the Outback territory, during which Mick, with the help of his Aboriginal friends, manages to reduce the opposition’s numbers one by one, leaving the rest increasingly nervous. In the end, he retrieves Walter from Rico and Miguel, leaving the latter to face him alone.
Crocodile Dundee II is a 1988 Australian-American adventure and comedy film. It is a sequel to Crocodile Dundee (1986) and was followed by Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001). Actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski reprise their roles as Mick Dundee and Sue Charlton, respectively; here shown opposing a Colombian drug cartel. The film was directed by John Cornell and shot on location in New York City and Northern Territory, Australia. It cost $14 million to make.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Directed by: John Cornell
Starring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo, Steve Rackman, Gerry Skilton, Maggie Blinco, Alec Wilson, Betty Bobbitt, Sam Cooper
Screenplay by: Paul Hogan, Brett Hogan
Production Design by: Lawrence Eastwood
Cinematography by: Russell Boyd
Film Editing by: David Stiven
Costume Design by: Norma Moriceau
Art Direction by: Jeremy Conway, Rob Robinson
Music by: Peter Best
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: May 25, 1988