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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.

On their first night camping they are having a conversation when Dundee sees something on the ground. He bends over and returns holding a large snake. Sue is startled and then disgusted when she sees him grab the snake's neck and twist to kill it. We can't see this happen but we do hear loud hissing and bone crunching sounds. He then throws the snake away. He notices that Sue is freaked out and tells her it's a "King Brown" which is deadly but not bad eating. She asks if there are any more around and he tells her "Maybe the odd one late at night, but stick close to me and you'll be alright." Dundee here is the poster boy for my snakes in movies page titled "All Snakes Must Die."

The snake we see Dundee holding is some species of python. I'm sure the "dead" snake he throws away is a fake snake.