Original Australian Daybill Poster Mad Max 3 Beyond Thunderdome
Daybill Poster, artwork by Richard Amsell.Mad Max 3 or Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is a 1985 Australian post-apocalyptic action film directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie, distributed by Warner Bros., and written by Miller and Terry Hayes. In this sequel to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Max (Mel Gibson) is exiled into the desert by the ruthless ruler of Bartertown, Aunty Entity (Tina Turner), and there encounters an isolated cargo cult centred on a crashed Boeing 747 and its deceased captain. The film is the third instalment in the Mad Max film series and the last with Gibson as Max Rockatansky. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was the first Mad Max film made without producer Byron Kennedy, who was killed in a helicopter crash in 1983 while location scouting for the film. A title card at the end of film reads: "...For Byron". Exterior location filming took place primarily in the mining town of Coober Pedy, with the set for Bartertown built at an old brickworks (the Brickpit) at Homebush Bay in Sydney's western suburbs and the children's camp shot at the Blue Mountains. The film contains two songs performed by Tina Turner, "We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)" and "One of the Living". We Don’t Need Another Hero won a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal. Critically it received positive reviews.