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A former Australian policeman is rescued by a tribe of children when he is banished from a desert town and sent into the desert to die by the desert town's evil queen.

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Bartertown is a city on the edge of a desert that has managed to retain some technology if no civilization. Max has his supplies stolen and must seek shelter there in a post apocalyptic world where all machines have begun to break down and barbarians hold what is left. He becomes involved in a power struggle in this third Mad Max film where he must first survive the town, survive the desert and then rescue the innocent children he has discovered. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Max is back...and Tina's got him! See more »


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10 July 1985 (USA)  »

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$12,305,523 (estimated)

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$36,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Aunty Entity's (Tina Turner) steel mail dress weighed more than 55 kilograms (121 pounds). See more »

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The sky goes from cloudy to clear in the climactic action scenes. See more »

Quotes

Max: You!
Jedediah the Pilot: Me?
Max: You've got a plane!
Jedediah the Pilot: I have?
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Jedediah the Pilot: It will?
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We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
Written by Terry Britten and Graham Lyle
Performed by Tina Turner
Produced by Terry Britten
Copyright (c) 1985 Good Single Music Ltd. & My Axe Music Ltd.
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Disappointing.
28 August 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Third "Mad Max" film doesn't measure up, as Max finds himself in a violent and corrupt town, run by a despotic woman(Tina Turner, a peculiar choice, but does sing the title song.) where he is forced to fight in Thunderdome for his survival, only to be banished to the desert, where he is rescued by a group of orphaned children, whom he must help.

Film is technically well-made, and Mel Gibson tries, but film lacks energy and purpose, and is also slow, with not enough action to compensate. Max seems sidelined here, and Mel Gibson, though still game, looks disinterested, and who can blame him? Not enough story here to engage the viewer, and so it feels lethargic. A pity.


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