With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
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
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It is the Thunderdome fights in this film inspired the late professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes to propose and introduce a distinctive wrestling match format known as the War Games match. In this type of match, two teams consisting of five wrestlers each fight in a double-joined ring surrounded by locked steel cages. The first two opponents will fight for five minutes before the next wrestler is released from a cell. While it is by convention the next wrestler is chosen by a coin toss or by the ABAB form, usually the wrestler from the heel faction will be released first, in order to generate more heat from the audience. Subsequently a wrestler will be released from his cage after every two minutes. A team can win either by submission, making the opponent quit or knocking out an opponent unconscious (the pinfall victory was allowed much later on), while escaping from the cell results in a disqualification for that team. The match was first premiered in National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) on 4 July 1987 and was held on certain road shows. Between the years from 1993 to 2000 (except 1999), the match was held at World Championship Wrestling (WCW) annually during the start of autumn, at the September PPV event known as Fall Brawl. However, this form of match would not be shown again (while they are format spin-offs introduced during the gap) until being reintroduced on an annual basis in November 2017 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving week) by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)'s NXT division own PPV NXT:Takeover War Games. See more »
During the opening scene as Max is knocked off his vehicle, there are visible tire tracks in the sand in front of the vehicle. See more »
This is no enemy. It's almost family.
Oh, I see, real civilized!
The reasons don't concern you, only the conditions. Do you want the deal or not?
[nods in agreement]
The first is, no one knows you're working for Aunty. You hit him, you go. The second is, it's a fair fight. The third is, it's to the death.
Who's the bunny?
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Scenes filmed but cut from the final film: Max comforting the dying Ghekko while facing Bartertown from the desert dunes and telling him it's Tomorrowmorrow land (this scene can be glimpsed in the Tina Turner video for We Don't Need Another Hero.) Max waking in Crack in Earth in the middle of the night and remembering his wife Jessie and crying, realising he is no better than the people he has hunted for so long. See more »
I can't believe how low the imdb rating is on this film!
Sure it's probably the least good of the Mad Max films, but it is still entertaining as heck! It is maybe a little more Hollywood (which is a bad thing) than the first two. The music is overbearing at times, and some of the attempts at jokes were very cheap and American blockbusterish.
One of the main faults that has to be sited with this one is that the last thirty minutes or so are basically taken straight from The Road Warrior. The car chase and then the speech about how a stranger helped them establish a new society were taken right out of the 2nd installment.
It still is very creative, and the action has a wonderful momentum. I love the whole society that finds Max in the desert. I loved the recitation of their foundation, and I loved their dialect. I loved Masterblaster. And Tina Turner was actually cool, too. 8/10
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