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Title: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, a.k.a “Mad Max 3”, a.k.a “Desertworld” (working title)
Year: 1985
Country: Australia
Direction: George Miller & George Ogilvie
Screenplay: Terry Hayes & George Miller
Production: George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Terry Hayes (Kennedy-Miller Entertainment)
Assoc. production: Steve Amezdroz, Marcus D’Arcy
Production design: Graham Walker
Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce
Photography: Dean Semler – Panavision
Special effects: Mike Wood
Make-up: Elizabeth Ann Fardon
Costume-design: Norma Moriceau
Stunts: Grant Page
Art director: Anni Browning
Music composer: Maurice Jarre
Mpaa rating: PG-13
Running time: 106 min.

Main Cast :

Mad Max Mel Gibson
Aunty Entity - Tina Turner
Jedediah-- Bruce Spence
Ironbar Bassey Angry Anderson
Pigkiller Robert Grubb
The Collector Frank Thring
The Master Angelo Rossitto
The Blaster Paul Larsson
Dr.Dealgood Edwin Hodgeman
Blackfinger George Spartels
Jedediah jr. Adam Cockburn
Savannah Nix Helen Buday
Slake Tom Jennings
Mr.Skyfish Mark Spain
Scrooloose Rod Zuanic
Anna Goanna Justine Clarke
Gekko Mark Kounnas
Eddie Shane Tickner
Tubba tintye James Wingrove
Finn McCoo Adam Scougall
Mr.Scratch Adam Willits
Ton Ton Tattoo Andrew Oh

 

 

Awards:

 

TINA TURNER for her incredible performance as Aunty has received the famous prize called "NAACP Award" (the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Award) for the best actress in 1985.

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NORMA MORICEAU, still known as the australian best costume-designer, pretty valued also in the U.S.A. With her contribution in this movie, she won an "Australian Film Institute Award" for the best costume-design.

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In 1986 the movie won a "Golden Reel Award nomination" (Best sound) thanks to the efforts of TIM CHAU.

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The Soundtrack:



The thunderous movie propelled both Tina Turner's fantastic soundtrack songs to maximum chart topping highs. After its release in July, "WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER HERO (THUNDERDOME)" rocketed to UK #3 In August 1985, breaking several sales records, while managing to peak at USA #2 in the following September - right behind John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire". Definitely, the most iconic smash hit song of her phenomenal career.
As far as concerning Max's homeland, Australia... guess what? "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" soared to the number one spot in August 1985 and spent several weeks there.
Lately, the song has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the "Original Song" category, but lost out to Lionel Richie's "Say You, Say Me" - It was the 43th Annual Golden Globe Awards cerimony (1985).
"ONE OF THE LIVING" relevaled to be less effective, and it struggled to stall at a disappointing UK #55 in October 1985, one month from its official release (September). It wasn't the real deal, anyway: The single soon hit USA with a much bigger bang as U.S. audience couldn't get enough of the Max Trilogy. "One Of The Living" soon climbed to USA #15 in the following December, becoming one of her biggest hits to date, right behind the triumphant "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)".
In February 1986, Tina Turner eventually won a Grammy Award for "One Of The Living" as Best Rock Female Vocal... 'nuff said!

"Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" 's soundtrack is a cult favourite, and it continues to excite and entertain years after it big splash in the world charts.



Other honorable achievements

Canadian Charts
"We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" - Number 2 in September 1985

German Charts
"We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" - Number 1 in August 1985
"One Of The Living" - Number 6 in November 1985



General Infos

We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
Written By Terry Britten and Graham Lyle
Produced By Terry Britten
A. We Don't Need Another Hero
B. We Don't Need Another Hero (Instrumental)
July 1985 (EMI/Capitol CL 364)
from the motion picture soundtrack album "Mad Max III - Beyond Thunderdome"

One Of The Living
Written By Holly Knight
Produced By Mike Chapman, Co-produced By Humberto Garcia
A. One Of The Living
B. One Of The Living (Dub version)
September 1985 (EMI/Capitol CL 364)
from the motion picture soundtrack album "Mad Max III - Beyond Thunderdome"

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Business Revenue:

 

"Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" was produced at a cost of $12 million dollars
(Aus). Mel Gibson was paid $1.7 million (Aus) from this original sum.

In the U.S.A, this third movie in the popular trilogy grossed $36,230,219
million dollars. It was one of 1985's Top 25 most successful movies.
Adjusting for inflation, this amount easily translates to more than $56
million in today's dollars.

In the U.K., Thunderdome grossed £ 4,100,000 million and ranked as the ninth
most successful Australian movie ever released in that country.

In Oz, it cashed in at $4,272,802 million (Aus).


It has been estimated that "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome" has exceeded $100 million in worldwide sales. Upon their initial release, both MM2: The Road Warrior and MM3: Beyond Thunderdome spent a week as the #1 movie box office attraction.

Easily the revenue champ, "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" is still a bestseller in video and DVD markets.

 


THE TRILOGY's BOX OFFICE PERFORMANCE


Australia
Mad Max - $5,353,390 (Aus)
Mad Max 2 - $10,845,391 (Aus)
Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome - $4,272,802 (Aus)


U.S.A
Mad Max - $8,750,000
The Road Warrior - $23,667,907
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - $36,230,219


UK
Mad Max - £ 700,000
The Road Warrior - £ 2,500,000
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - £ 4,100,000



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