Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Opens in Hollywood

Title:
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Opens in Hollywood
NFSA ID:
546150
Year:
1985
Courtesy:
Network Ten
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This Network Ten Eyewitness News segment reports from Hollywood on the enthusiastic response to the premiere of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Thunderdome was notable for the casting of Tina Turner as Aunty Entity, and she appears in this clip giving her verdict on co-star Mel Gibson: 'I rate him a 10'.

As the clip notes, initial reviews questioned the film's reduced violence, in comparison to its predecessors, but it was expected to be a summer blockbuster in the US.

Turner's recording of the film's title song, 'We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)', was an international hit single reaching No. 1 in Australia and going Top 5 in many countries

The song was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Grammy award and Terry Britten and Graham Lyle won an Ivor Novello songwriting award in 1985.

Broadcaster :
Network Ten