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Story

Although Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third part of George Miller's post-apocalyptic Mad Max trilogy, is certainly the least of the bunch (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior is the undisputed masterpiece, and maybe the best action movie ever made), it has still got a good share of imaginative industrial-wasteland-pastiche imagery. And casting Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, the queen of Bartertown, was a masterstroke. Mel Gibson's character Max is pitted in a battle to the death against the bizarre Master Blaster in the Thunderdome, flying around on rubbery straps inside a sort of gigantic overturned colander with bloodthirsty spectators clinging to the outside. Miller's producing partner, Byron Kennedy, was killed in a helicopter crash while scouting locations for this film. Miller was devastated, only agreeing to direct the action sequences--and, somehow, you feel his heart wasn't entirely in it. --Jim Emerson

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Mel GibsonMad Max Rockatansky
Bruce SpenceJedediah the Pilot
Adam CockburnJedediah Jr.
Tina TurnerAunty Entity
Frank ThringThe Collector
Angelo RossittoThe Master
Paul LarssonThe Blaster
Angry AndersonIronbar
Robert GrubbPig Killer
George SpartelsBlackfinger
Edwin HodgemanDr. Dealgood
Bob HorneryWaterseller
Andrew OhTon Ton Tattoo

  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Theme(s): Post-Apocalyptic
  • Director: George Ogilvie
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 107 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 10, 1985
    EuropeOct 18, 1985
    AustraliaAug 8, 1985
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJun 4, 2013
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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