THE WHEEL FROM MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME
"But ain't it the truth: you take your chances with the law. Justice is only a roll of the dice. A flip of the coin. A turn of the Wheel."
In Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), post-apocalyptic wanderer Max (Mel Gibson) breaks his deal with Aunty Entity (Tina Turner) when he refuses to kill his opponent in the Thunderdome arena. In Bartertown, breaking a deal is one of the most serious crimes imaginable, and the punishment is clear – bust a deal, face the wheel.
Amputation • Life imprisonment • Auntie’s choice • Gulag* • Acquittal •
Hard labour • Spin again • Forfeit goods • Death • Underworld**
*Exile into the desert wasteland.
**Forced labour in Bartertown’s underground methane refinery and pig farm.