Length: 1h 44m
Summary: A pretty American journalist pursuades an unsophisticated outback Aussie to visit New York City.
This is one of the few Australian films written to appeal outside the country, and became a great success due to the friendly, humourous title character, played by local comedian Paul Hogan. His gentle but strong nature carried the whole film.
Much of the laughter came from his relocation from the one kangaroo outback town of Walkabout Creek across the world to New York City, where his innocence appealed to the world weary locals, and also got him into trouble now and then.
The contrast between Aussie and American ways of doing things provided much mirth, along with city/country differences, even though the story itself was very simple.
The supporting cast added much to the lightness, including the award winning Aborigine actor David Gulpilil. His broad grin and natural style was a delight, and even funnier in the sequel when nearly all the cast returned for another helping.
While it might seem simple and innocent in today’s world, it still stand the test of time to provide a lovely gentle humourous evening’s entertainment.
The occasional punch now and then.
The odd bit of innuendo.
Cast and Crew: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090555/fullcredits