Mad Max beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max beyond Thunderdome

George Miller (2) (1985)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The third in Mel Gibson's sci-fi series is the weakest, but it remains a hugely entertaining futuristic spectacular. This time around Gibson finds himself a reluctant surrogate father to a lost tribe of youngsters, as well as getting mixed up with gladiatorial battles in the thunderdome of the wild city of Bartertown, ruled over by the extraordinary Tina Turner. Directors George Miller and George Ogilvie stage some exhilarating set pieces and keep the action bustling along nicely, even if there are also some daft dollops of new ageism that tend to hold up the proceedings. Gibson is effortlessly charismatic in the lead role, but you can't escape the feeling that, at this late stage in the saga, he just isn't mad enough any more.


The nomadic warrior pitches up in the city of a cut-throat desert community in search of his stolen vehicle and ends up making a deal with a local dictator to get rid of her rival for power. But when the bargain turns sour, he is cast out into the wilderness - where he becomes the unlikely protector of a tribe of feral youngsters. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Mel Gibson, Tina Turner and Bruce Spence.

Cast & Crew

Mad Max Mel Gibson
Aunty Entity Tina Turner
Jedediah Bruce Spence
Jedediah Jr Adam Cockburn
The collector Frank Thring
The master Angelo Rossitto
The blaster Paul Larsson
Ironbar Angry Anderson
Pigkiller Robert Grubb
Blackfinger George Spartels
Dr Dealgood Edwin Hodgeman
Waterseller Bob Hornery
Ton Ton Tattoo Andrew Oh
Savannah Nix Helen Buday
Mr Skyfish Mark Spain
Gekko Mark Kounnas
Director George Miller (2)
Director George Ogilvie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: May be edited for violence and swearing. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray