"That’s not a knife. That’s a knife."
Description: Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee comparing knife blades in the film Crocodile Dundee (1986).
Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who runs a safari service with the help of his mate, Walter Reilly (John Meillon). One day, an American news reporter named Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) from Newsday magazine travels downunder to Walkaboout Creek to interview, the legendary Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee who reportedly lost his leg to a crocodile bite. When Mick later rescues Sue from a crocodile, she becomes intrigued with this rugged and handsome bushman and offers to take Mick back to America.
Never having been to a big city, Mick travels to the Big Apple to experience the adventure of a lifetime. Upon learning the city has seven million people, Mick says, "That's incredible. Imagine seven million people all wanting to live together. Yeah, New York must be the friendliest place on earth."
During his adventures in New City, Mick sees the best and worst that America has to offer, including, esculators, luxurious hotel suites, bubble bathes, hordes of honking traffic, hookers, transvestites and other assorted hoodlums.
While Mick and Sue take an evening stroll, a street punk with a knife tries to rob Mick and his Sheila (girl). Unperturbed, our visitor from Australia’s outback politely pulls out his own blade, and says, “That’s not a knife. That’s a knife. Mick slashes the muggers red jacket with his huge Bowie blade and the hoodlum and his two accomplices run away in panic. Putting his knife away, Mick says, "Just kids having fun."
In the end, Mick decides to leave Sue and do a Walkabout around America. Realizing she is in love with Mick, Sue dumps Richard (Mark Blum), her editor and fiance and rushes to the subway station to find Mick and tell him that she loves him The two fight their way though the crowded subway platform, fall in to each others arms and kiss. Another Hollywood happy ending.
Note: The adventures of Mick Dundee continued in the motion pictures 'Crocodile' Dundee II (1988) where Mick escapes to the Australian outback with Sue to protect her from a drug dealer; and in 'Crocodile' Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), where Mick, Sue and their young son, Mickey (Devon Fitzgerald) get involved with international art thieves. At the end of the film Mick and Sue return to Australia, where they are officially married.
On an episode of THE SIMPSONS, an Autralian guy with a big spoon approaches Bart who is holding a small knife, and says "That's not a knife, that's a knife" To which Bart replies, "That's not a knife that's a spoon. Defeated, the guy says. "Alright, Alright, You win. I see you've played knifey, spooney before."