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The follow up to Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior).

Final film of the Mad Max trilogy.

The film's theme song performed by Tina Tuner charted at #2 in the US and #3 in the UK.

The only PG rated film of the series.

AlthoughMad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the third part of George Miller's post-apocalypticMad Maxtrilogy, is certainly the least of the bunch (Mad Max 2: The Road Warrioris 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
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CastMel Gibson, Angelo Rossitto, Bruce Spence, Tina Turner, Rod Zuanic, Frank Thring
DirectorGeorge Miller
Genre:  Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Release Date:  July 10, 1985
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  July 30, 1997
Runtime:  107 minutes
Studio:  Warner Bros
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review by . August 17, 2009
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was a tame action film. Even though it takes place in an even bleaker future, the filmmakers decided to line their pockets by making this one "family friendly (i.e. P.G.-13). What made the other films gritty and nihilistic is missing from this film. Only a few spots but other than that it's just other one of those sequels that morphed into a more mainstream movie (i.e Robocop 3). Needless to say I was very disappointed because when I was much younger I was a huge …
review by . September 23, 2006
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The original concept for MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME didn't even include Mad Max. The original idea was about a group of orphaned children living out in the wild alone and a man who finds them. Then someone came up with the idea of Max being their "savior" and the film soon became a "Mad Max" project.    In MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, Max is left alone to "die" in the desert. He makes his way through and comes to Bartertown, a city of last resort that has been able to maintain …
review by . November 05, 2001
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Pros: Gibson & Turner     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: the end of the Mad Max series           The Oracle says: Angelo Rossitto has a Bacon number of 2.    Angelo Rossitto was in Dark, The (1979) with William Devane    William Devane was in Hollow Man (2000) with Kevin Bacon ***            The third and final release of the saga hit both good and bad reviews. …
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