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Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), (PG)
CAP Score: 62
CAP Influence Density: 0.68

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If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES (PG) -- Younger and younger each year... a 13PG. Yes worries, mate.

It's happening. PG is now showing the nearly bare bottoms of male transvestites going into a gay bar with another transvestite as the door attendant [Rom 1:16 - 32, Deut. 22:5]. Younger and younger every year, yup. Gotta get those kids indoctrinated to homosexuality earlier and earlier. Make 'em think it's nothing but funny and acceptable and maybe even doable. Even the National Education Association either has or had a resolution that spoke of getting to the kids before parents and the church regarding homosexuality ... er... rather "alternate lifestyles." And what better way to shape and lead acceptance of homosexuality in a child than by indoctrinating him/her to it with images and thoughts of it before s/he even knows what sexuality truly is? When s/he is at that point of starting to wonder what all the hoopla is about sexuality? Even if your discussion with your kids explains that homosexuality is a sin, the idea has been planted by the larger-than-life, in-your-face luster and authority of the big screen, and you have to compete with that. Isn't the way many cultural indoctrinations are done the planting an idea and letting it fester with a little reminding encouragement every now and again along the way? Just a little tweak at a time? Relentlessly? Younger and younger each year? Yes worries, mate.

Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles also has a 9 year old child using the three/four letter word vocabulary. I can almost hear all the voices saying (quoting from our analysis of Josie and the Pussycats): "'Yeah, well I hear it and more every day at school." Yeah, well that does not excuse the sin of speaking it." [Col. 3:8] Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles earned a CAP final score equivalent to middle-of-the-road PG-13 movies of the random sampling of movies in the CAP comparative baseline database. It even "justified" having anatomical swimwear in it by having the 9 year old boy saying the girls wearing the scant swimwear were from the Baywatch TV show.

Still taking tourists on nature walks in the outback around Walkabout Creek, Mick (Paul Hogan) does not knock out a purse snatcher with a can of food from 20 yards away this time. His son, Mickey (Serge Cockburn) knocks out a rat in the school classroom with an eraser. Like father, like son. Mick does hypnotize more animals, though. Donk is quite a bit more intelligent. Walter is not there (John Meillon died in 1989). Sue Charleton (Linda Kozlowski and Mrs. Paul Hogan) is a little bit heavier and a little less agressive. Some "new" faces, new to the Crocodile Dundee triplet anyway, include George Hamilton who discusses with Mick the benefits of coffee enemas and Mike Tyson who gives Mick and Mickey a free lesson in meditation -- which locks up Mick's knees.

In an effort to keep the ship (News Day newspaper) afloat while a replacement for a star reporter is found, Sue relocates to the Los Angeles office so she, at daddy's bequest, can take over where the dead reporter left off. But she and Mick do not "leave off" the cohabitation they have been exercising in Australia. Though Paul and Linda are actually married in real life, Mick and Sue are cohabitating [Hebr. 13:4; 1 Cor. 7:1-2] and apparently have been for longer than nine years since they have a nine year old son. I guess that makes them a common law couple. Mickey's last name is uncertain -- Dundee or Charleton. However, Mickey is an opportunity to bring Mick's new best friend, Jacko (Alec Wilson) into the California fray. Jacko, intellectual competitor of Dong of the first Crododile Dndee, is brought to Beverly Hills to help watch over Mickey as Mick and Sue dare to daunt the dastardly deeds of the desperados. But Jacko becomes more of a force to be reckoned with by the foes than Sue. Jacko also takes the place of the NYC taxi driver as Mick's drinkin' buddy in LA.

Mick, thinking he is worldly after his stint in New York ten years ago, acts with much bravado in LA and boasts of himself as street wise. He feels street wise enough to analyze a plot of a "B" flick movie producer fronting for art smuggling. The head of the movie company is suspected of being the cause of the death of the reporter Sue is replacing ... the reporter was getting close to a big story. As a movie set extra - a construction worker - Mick works under cover to uncover the plot to smuggle priceless art. though his role is a construction worker, Mick becomes a chimp trainer since he "has a way with the chimp." Hey! Why not! The salary is twice that of an extra.


If needed to focus or fortify, applicable text is underlined or bracketed [ ].
[NOTE: Because of the gravity of this matter on the target age group I offer the whole accounting thing this time. This is God's word about homosexuality]
  • Rom. 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -his eternal power and divine nature -have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator -who is forever praised. Amen.
    Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
    Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve [eternal] death [if not forgiven], they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. [NOTE: Paraphrasing, God goes on to say that they who practice such evil judge arrogantly those who would tell them of His Word: that by their judgment -- the calling of goodness evil (Isa. 5:20) -- their Judgment is assured.]
  • Deut. 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
  • Isa. 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
  • Col. 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
  • Hebr. 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
  • 1 Cor. 7:1-2 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

    *******Food for Thought*******
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]

    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.


    NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below may be likely, definitely when plural.

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • animal attack
  • attempted robbery at gunpoint
  • smuggling/theft
  • firearms for crime
  • gunfire to kill
  • great fall
  • long sequence of pursuit to capture violence
  • illegal pursuit to capture
  • abduction at gunpoint

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 20 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • sexual comment with four letter expletive by a child
  • lies

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • self touching
  • cohabitation
  • sexual immorality (not seen) resulting in child out of wedlock
  • man in tub
  • revealing swimwear
  • excessive cleavage
  • revealing evening wear
  • man in towel only
  • sexual innuendo
  • transvestism, with partial nudity, male
  • knife thrown at crotch

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking
  • smoking

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • psychic control of animals
  • six uses of God's name in vain, all without the four letter expletive

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • none noted

    NOTE: The CAP Analysis Model makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse or for manufacturing of justification for aberrant behavior or imagery, or for camouflaging such ignominy with "redeeming" programming. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior. This is NOT a movie review service. It is a movie analysis service to parents and grandparents to tell them the truth about movies using the Truth.

    "There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I aplaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our five-year study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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  • (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name in vain is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the four letter expletive is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Portrayal of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

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