wee jerusalem

from mad max (1979) posted in movies


wee jerusalem
65 fraser street
clunes, australia 3370

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Toecutter and his biker crew terrorize the small town of Wee Jerusalem while retrieving Nightrider's body from the train station in Mad Max. These scenes were shot on Fraser Street in Clunes in Victoria, Australia. Clunes was the location of the first gold rush in Victoria after gold was discovered there in 1951. It has since reinvented itself as a booktown with used bookstores, antique shops and an annual book collectors festival.

Mad Max was only the second movie for future real-life mad man Mel Gibson. The film cost an estimated $400,000 to shoot but grossed over $100 million worldwide making it the Guinness World Record holder for over 20 years for the highest profit-to-cost ratio of a motion picture.

Wee Jerusalem in Mad Max