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Thunderdome is an arena for steel-cage jousting in the Australian post-apocalyptic film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie. It is also a euphemism for a contest where the loser suffers harsh consequences.

It may also refer to:




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  • A high-stakes heads-up online poker table hosted and frequented by Phil Ivey on Full Tilt Poker
  • Thunderdome Indoor Soccer Tournament, the longest consecutive-running indoor-soccer tournament in the United States
  • Death Guild Thunderdome, one of the most popular attractions at the Burning Man festival, patterned after the duels in the movie but with contestants suspended on bungees and wielding Nerf bats.


  • In the Jessie episode "The Jessie-nator: Grudgement Day" a smaller crescent cage of similar proportions, was also called a Thunderdome.