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Max Rockatansky (Character)
from The Road Warrior (1981)

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
[from trailer]
Max Rockatansky: My name is Max. My world is fire. And blood.

[first lines]
Max Rockatansky: [Narrating] My name is Max. My world is fire and blood. Once, I was a cop. A road warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy... me... or everyone else.

Imperator Furiosa: You never gonna have a better chance.
Max Rockatansky: At what?
Imperator Furiosa: Redemption.

Max Rockatansky: I am the one that runs from both the living and the dead. Hunted by scavengers, haunted by those I could not protect. So I exist in this wasteland, reduced to one instinct: survive.

Max Rockatansky: Have you done this before?
Imperator Furiosa: Many times.

[Max proposes turning back and claiming the Citadel]
Keeper of the Seeds: I like this plan... we could start again, just like the old days!
Max Rockatansky: Look, it'll be a hard day.
[points to the horizon]
Max Rockatansky: But I guarantee you that a hundred and sixty days ride that way... there's nothing but salt.
[points back]
Max Rockatansky: At least that way we might be able to... together... come across some kind of redemption.
[He holds out his hand. After a pause, Furiosa takes it and clasps tight]

Max Rockatansky: You know, hope is a mistake. If you can't fix what's broken, you'll, uh... you'll go insane.

Max Rockatansky: Max. My name is Max. That's my name.

Max Rockatansky: That's my head!

Max Rockatansky: CONFUCAMUS!

Max Rockatansky: How much more can they take from me? They got my blood, now it's my car!

The Valkyrie: It'll take two weeks to skirt the wall of mountains.
Max Rockatansky: No. I suggest we go back the same way we came. Through the canyon.
Toast: [after a pause] It's open - we know that, right? He brought all his war parties through.
Max Rockatansky: So we take the War Rig and charge it right through the middle of them. We can decouple the tanker at the pass, shut it off behind us.
Keeper of the Seeds: [she and the Dag make the same gesture] Kaboom!
[laughter]

Max Rockatansky: [to Nux] That's *my jacket...!*

Max Rockatansky: [pointing at his Interceptor car being driven by a War Boy] That's mine!

Max Rockatansky: Here they come again... worming their way into the black matter of my brain. I tell myself, they cannot touch me. They are long dead.

[Max appears and heads off Furiosa, the Wives, and the Vuvalini. They brake to a stop, and Max shows Furiosa a map]
Max Rockatansky: [points to the Citadel] All right. This is your way home.
Imperator Furiosa: [incredulous] We go back?
Max Rockatansky: Mmm.
Toast: [incredulous] Back?
Max Rockatansky: Yeah.
The Dag: I thought you weren't insane anymore.

Toast: [Max returns after killing the Bullet Farmer] Are you hurt?
Max Rockatansky: Huh?
Toast: You're bleeding.
Imperator Furiosa: That's not his blood.

Max Rockatansky: Hey - you need to take the War Rig half a klick down the track.
Imperator Furiosa: What if you're not back by the time the engines are cooled?
Max Rockatansky: [looks back, then shrugs] Well, you keep movin'.
[heads off towards the Bullet Farmer's gunfire]
Toast: What do you suppose he's gonna do?
Imperator Furiosa: Retaliate first.

The Vuvalini: What's there to find at the Citadel?
Max Rockatansky: Green.
Toast: And water. There's a ridiculous amount of clear water. And a lot of crops.
The Dag: It's got everything you need, as long as you're not afraid of heights.
Keeper of the Seeds: Where does the water come from?
Toast: [re: Immortan Joe] He pumps it up from deep within the earth. He calls it "Aqua Cola" and claims it all for himself.
The Dag: And because he owns it, he owns all of us.
Keeper of the Seeds: I don't like him already.

Max Rockatansky: [to Furiosa] I am so sorry...
[stabs her]

Imperator Furiosa: Hey. What's your name? What do I call you?
Max Rockatansky: Does it matter?
Imperator Furiosa: Fine. When I yell "fool," you drive out of here as fast as you can.

[Max and Furiosa come across a naked woman screaming and crying in a cage]
Max Rockatansky: Uh-uh. That's bait.
Imperator Furiosa: Stay in the rig.

Capable: [after Angharad's death, to Max] Stop! Turn the rig around! Go back for her!
Max Rockatansky: No.
Capable: [to Furiosa] Tell him to turn the rig around!
Imperator Furiosa: [to Max] Did you see it?
Max Rockatansky: She went under the wheels.
Imperator Furiosa: Did you see it?
Max Rockatansky: [looks at Furiosa] She went under the wheels.
Imperator Furiosa: We keep moving...
Capable: NO!
Imperator Furiosa: We keep moving!
Capable: [crying] He doesn't know what he's talking about!
Toast: Whatever happens, we're going to the Green Place...
Cheedo the Fragile: The stupid "Green Place!" We don't even know where to find it!


Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Max: Thunderdome. How do I get in there?
Aunty Entity: That's easy. Pick a fight!

The Collector: Perhaps you've got something to trade after all.
Max: Keep talkin'
The Collector: Twenty-four hours of your life, in return, you'll get back what was stolen.
Max: Sounds like a bargain.
The Collector: It's not. It's the law.

Aunty Entity: This is no enemy. It's almost family.
Max: Oh, I see, real civilized!
Aunty Entity: The reasons don't concern you, only the conditions. Do you want the deal or not?
Max: Mmm
[nods in agreement]
The Collector: The first is, no one knows you're working for Aunty. You hit him, you go. The second is, it's a fair fight. The third is, it's to the death.
Max: Who's the bunny?

Max: I don't know anything about methane.
Aunty Entity: You can shovel shit can't you?

Aunty Entity: And what did you do before all this?
Max: I was a cop, a driver.
Aunty Entity: But how the world turns. One day, cock of the walk. Next, a feather duster.

Master: Who you?
Max: Me Max.

Aunty Entity: We call it Underworld. That's where Bartertown gets its energy.
Max: What, oil? Natural gas?
Aunty Entity: Pigs.
Max: You mean pigs like those?
Aunty Entity: That's right.
Max: Bullshit!
Aunty Entity: No. Pig shit.
Max: What?
The Collector: Pig shit. The lights, the motors, the vehicles, all run by a high-powered gas called methane. And methane cometh from pig shit.

Max: [Max recognizes Jedediah] YOU!
Jedediah the Pilot: Me?
Max: You, it's your lucky day!
Jedediah the Pilot: It is?
Max: Uh huh. You've got a plane.
Jedediah the Pilot: I have?
Max: [Outside, a plane is being started] It might just save your life.
Jedediah the Pilot: It will?
Max: Uh huh.

Max: The first place you'll find is a sleaze-pit called Bartertown. Now if the earth doesn't swallow you up first, that place sure as hell will!

Master: Me order! Me Master! Me run Bartertown!
Max: Sure, that's why you live in shit!
Master: Not shit! Energy!
Max: Call it what you like. It still smells like shit to me!

Jedediah the Pilot: We're not gonna make it.
Max: We haven't got any choice.
Jedediah the Pilot: between them and us, there isn't enough runway.
Max: There will be.

Max: I ain't Captain Walker. I'm the guy who carries Mr. Dead in his pocket.

Max: So, what's the plan?
Pigkiller: [laughing] PLAN? There ain't no plan!

Max: [Pig Killer's leg been impaled to the door with a spear]
[Max grabbing the door]
Max: Okay, we're going to count to three. One...
[Max rips open the door, freeing Pig Killer's impaled leg]
Pigkiller: [whimpering, in pain] What happened to two...?

Max: Who are you?
Slake: We're the waiting ones.

Pigkiller: [sees that Max has discovered Blaster's weakness] Mr., who are ya?
Max: No-one
Pigkiller: What's your name?
Max: Nobody.
Pigkiller: No Mr., I can feel it! The dice are rollin'!

Max: You!
Jedediah the Pilot: Me?
Max: You've got a plane!
Jedediah the Pilot: I have?
Max: It just might save your life!
Jedediah the Pilot: It will?

Max: You!
Jedediah the Pilot: Me?
Max: It's your lucky day!
Jedediah the Pilot: It is?
Max: You've got a plane!
Jedediah the Pilot: I have?
[plane motor starts outside]
Max: It just might save your life!
Jedediah the Pilot: It will?

Max: I've got skills, I could trade them.
The Collector: Sorry, the brothel's full.

Blackfinger: [trying to disarm Max' booby trapped vehicle] I'll disconnect the battery!
Max: I wouldn't do that.
Master: Who you?
Max: Me Max.
Master: You smart.
Max: That's my vehicle.
Master: Disarm!
Max: How much?
Master: No trade! Do!
Max: [turns and walks away]
Master: [to Blaster] FETCH!

Max: How long are you in for?
Pigkiller: The big one. Life.
Max: For killing a pig?
Pigkiller: I had to feed the kids. Ah, it doesn't bother me. Down here, life's two, three years.


Mad Max (1979)
Fifi: They say people don't believe in heroes anymore. Well damn them! You and me, Max, we're gonna give them back their heroes!
Max: Ah, Fif. Do you really expect me to go for that crap?
Fifi: You gotta admit I sounded good there for a minute, huh?

[Max hands Fifi his letter of resignation]
Fifi: What's this?
Max: I'm through.
Fifi: Again?
Max: No, not again. I'm through. I'm quitting.
Fifi: Sit down.
Max: I didn't come here to dicuss it, I came here to say it. I'm through.
Fifi: Now just a minute! Alright, so the Goose bought it, but that's the way he always came in the world...
Max: -Off beat!

Max: I'm scared, Fif. You know why? It's that rat circus out there. I'm beginning to enjoy it.
Fifi: What is this, bonny week?
Max: Look. Any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, you know? A terminal crazy... only I got a bronze badge to say I'm one of the good guys.

[the Kid is handcuffed to a car that's about to explode]
Max: The chain in those handcuffs is high-tensile steel. It'd take you ten minutes to hack through it with this. Now, if you're lucky, you could hack through your ankle in five minutes. Go.
[the hacksaw is dropped next to The Kid, and Max limps off]

Max: I just can't get it clear in my head, Jess. He was so full of living, you know? He ran a franchise on it. Now there's nothing. And here I am trying to put sense to it, when I know there isn't any.

Goose: [via radio] Max.
Max: [via radio] Go ahead.
Goose: We are 100% SNAFU.
Max: You ok?
Goose: Nothin' a year in the tropics wouldn't fix.
Max: Much damage?
Nightrider: [via radio] You should see the damage, bronze. Huh? metal damage, brain damage. Heheheh. You listen bronze. I am the Nightrider. I'm a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker, I am the roller, I am the out-of-controller! I'm the Nightrider, baby,
[unintelligible]
Nightrider: , and we ain't never comin' back!

Max: [to old woman] I think we've got some hoon trouble...


The Road Warrior (1981)
Max: I'm just here for the gasoline.

Max: If it's all the same to you... I'll drive that tanker.
Pappagallo: The offer is closed. Too late for deals.
Max: No deals. I want to drive that truck.

Max: Two days ago, I saw a vehicle that would haul that tanker. You want to get out of here? You talk to me.

The Gyro Captain: [Max loads his shotgun with a shell found on a dead body] How do we know that one's not a dud?
Max: [Max aims at the Captain's face] Find out.

Max: I got all I need here.
Papagallo: You don't have a future. I could offer you that.

The Gyro Captain: Look, we had a deal. I show you the gas, and you let me go, right?
Max: The arrangement was I wouldn't kill you.
The Gyro Captain: After all I've done for you...
Max: [Max jerks the Captain's face to his own by the collar] I reckon you got a bargain, didn't you?

Max: I want to drive that truck.
Zetta: And how do you plan to do that? Look at yourself. You couldn't drive a wheelchair.


Mad Max (2015) (VG)
Gastown Outcrier: [Woken by Max] Heh Heh Heh... Fresh meat for the grinder! Straight from the unforgiving wastes.
[slaps helper to wake]
Max Rockatansky: I wanna join the races.
Gastown Outcrier: [Pointing to slate] You see that slate? You put your mark on it. Then I'll put you in the Murder Dome!
Gastown Outcrier: [Whispering to Max] You work the blood-and-guts circuit for a couple of years... Survive it, make champion. Then maybe, I can start grooming you for a shot at the races.
Max Rockatansky: [Pins Outcrier against slate] No time, jawbone. I need to join the races now.
Gastown Outcrier: Okay, maybe we can find a spot for a man of you temperament...