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Lizards in Movies
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
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This a romantic comedy disguised as an adventure movie. The romance is between two very opposite types - he was raised by aborigines in the outback and has never been to a city and she is a New York City journalist. The first half takes place in his world, the outback, and the second half takes place in New York City. This movie was the second biggest box office hit of 1986, but when I watched it more than 30 years later, it was a mystery to me why it was so popular. But I knew it would have some snakes and lizards and crocodiles, and I was not disappointed.

Sue travels to northern Australia to interview a man that Australian newspapers reported had his leg bitten off by a crocodile then walked by himself a hundred miles to a doctor. When she gets there she learns it was all exaggerated. Nevertheless, Dundee takes her into the bush to show her the area where it happened.

After hiking for a couple of days they are very hungry. Dundee tells Sue that there is "more tucker here than you can poke a stick at." Tucker being what they call bush food. The camera then shows us a black roasting goanna, which is Australian for monitor lizard. Sue asks if he expects her to eat it. Then he describes some other disgusting food he found for dinner, including grubs, yams, and ants.