Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
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Mad Max is a former cop who finds himself in a post-apocolyptic desert town called Bartertown. He is hired by the leader of the city to fight in a gladiator like arena called Thunderdome, so he can kill Auntie's rival master blaster. He is later banished and finds a group of children that survived a plane crash during the war. They believe he is their former pilot Captain Walker. Some of the children leave to find their fabled tomorrow morrow land. So Mad Max has to save them from the desert and from Auntie's Bartertown.
Max is back...and Tina's got him!
Title: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Release Date: July 10, 1985
Runtime: 107 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: Australia, USA
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Mel Gibson ...'Mad' Max Rockatansky
Tina Turner ...Aunty Entity
Bruce Spence ...Jedediah the Pilot
Adam Cockburn ...Jedediah Jr.
Frank Thring ...The Collector
Angelo Rossitto ...The Master
Paul Larsson ...The Blaster
Angry Anderson ...Ironbar
Robert Grubb ...Pig Killer
George Spartels ...Blackfinger
Edwin Hodgeman ...Dr. Dealgood
Bob Hornery ...Waterseller
Andrew Oh ...Ton Ton Tattoo
Ollie Hall ...Aunty's Guard
Lee Rice ...Aunty's Guard
Max Worrall ...Aunty's Guard
Susan Leonard ...Aunty's Guard
Robert Simper ...Aunty's Guard
Virginia Wark ...Aunty's Guard
Geeling Ng ...Aunty's Guard (as Geeling)
Ray Turnbull ...Aunty's Guard
Brian Ellison ...Aunty's Guard
Gerard Armstrong ...Aunty's Guard
Helen Buday ...Savannah Nix
Mark Spain ...Mr. Skyfish
Mark Kounnas ...Gekko
Rod Zuanic ...Scrooloose
Justine Clarke ...Anna Goanna
Shane Tickner ...Eddie
Toni Allaylis ...Cusha
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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Horror Film Trailer 1
"We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)"
"One of the Living"
More Movie Taglines:
- Max is back...and Tina's got him!
- Two men enter. One man leaves.
- Hold out for Mad Max. This is his greatest adventure.
- A lone warrior searching for his destiny...a tribe of lost children waiting for a hero...in a world battling to survive, they face a woman determined to rule.
- Barter Town Crowd: Two men enter, one man leave!
Dr. Dealgood: Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we've learned, by the dust of them all... Bartertown learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves.
Dr. Dealgood: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... Dyin' time's here.
Aunty Entity: Welcome, to another edition of Thunderdome!
Max: Thunderdome. How do I get in there? Aunty Entity: That's easy. Pick a fight!
- The script called for Aunt Entity (Tina Turner) to drive a vehicle. All of the vehicles were built using manual transmissions, which Turner couldn't drive, so a car equipped with an automatic transmission had to be constructed.
One of the restaurants in the post-apocalyptic city is The Atomic Cafe, a reference to The Atomic Cafe (1982), a documentary about the Cold War, nuclear fear and propanganda films from the government.
When introducing Max to the Thunderdome crowd, Dr. Dealgood calls him "The Man with No Name". This is a reference to Clint Eastwood's character in Sergio Leone's "spaghetti westerns", particularly Per un pugno di dollari (1964), where his character also enters a town as a drifter and plays the two ruling factions against each other for profit.
The character of "Captain Walker", the absent father-figure/savior/pilot, is clearly a reference to "Captain Walker" from the film Tommy (1975). Also, the presence of Tina Turner (who protrayed the "Acid Queen" in "Tommy") strengthens the connections between the two movies.
Director/Co-Writer George Miller was given the rights to this and Mad Max 2 (1981) to get him to step aside as the director of Contact (1997).
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