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Mad Max (1979) Poster

(1979)

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Followed by 

Mad Max Motion Comic (2013) (TV Mini-Series)

Edited into 

La classe américaine (1993) (TV Movie)
several shots of the black V8 Interceptor + death of the Nightrider

Spin-off 

Mad Max (1990) (Video Game)

References 

Hell Drivers (1957)
Lots of camera shots traveling down roads at high speeds. Cameras were mounted on the hoods of vehicles.
Psycho (1960)
Lolita (1962)
The Born Losers (1967)
The biker gangleader gets spit on, then licks the spit off his finger. Toecutter in Mad Max re-enacts the same scene.
Duel (1971) (TV Movie)
The Cars That Eat People (1974)
The plot involves a gang and vehicular violence.

Referenced in 

The Burning (1981)
the scene where Cropsy's burned arm grabs the orderly was inspired by a scene from this movie.
Mad Mission (1982)
One of the character is named Mad Max after the Mel Gibson character.
Prisoner: Cell Block H: Episode #1.297 (1982) (TV Episode)
Biker Maxie Daniels refers to herself as "Mad Maxine" to Lizzie Birdsworth (Sheila Florance, who appears in both).
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Eyeball-popping effect in "Nightmare" segment
Suffer, Little Children (1983)
Acknowledged in the end credits.
Top Secret! (1984)
Old lady in floral dress running with a shotgun like in Mad Max
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Villains' costumes from the "Mad Max" saga are referenced.
Weird Science (1985)
In the scene outside the mall when Lisa is leaving, Ian introduces Max to her as "Mad Max"
Road Avenger (1985) (Video Game)
main inspiration for this game
Punky Brewster: Baby Buddies, Inc. (1985) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
The Zero Boys (1986)
Mentioned.
Les frères Pétard (1986)
Brigitte says her first boyfriend looked like the guy in Mad Max (meaning Mel Gibson).
Hiding Out (1987)
Clinton refers to Andrew/Max as "Mad Max" in his rap song.
Akira (1988)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Robot Holocaust (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: "You think they shop at the same place Mad Max does?"
Lionheart (1990)
A man seeking justice after his friend/brother is brutalised, burned alive & left for dead
Escape from Madness (1990)
Tape seen.
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee: Der Ehrengast (1990) (TV Episode)
a poster is visible in Idas room
Designing Women: Love Letters (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Outlander (1992) (Video Game)
There are several unofficial visual reference to the Mad Max universe in the entire game.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
Grunge Girls, you're wanted on the Mad Max set
Lovejoy: Pig in a Poke (1993) (TV Episode)
Eric inquires if the famous actress starred in the Mel Gibson movie.
True Romance (1993)
Mentioned in Clarence's "That's a Movie" speech.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
"Sad Max?"
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The chopper owner is named Zed. The Zed Runners is the name of the motorcycle gang in Mad Max (1979).
Blown Away (1994)
Max has a novelty plate on his car that says "Mad Max".
Siskel & Ebert: When a Man Loves a Woman/PCU/With Honors/No Escape/The Favor (1994) (TV Episode)
In his review of "No Escape" (1994), Gene Siskel says that in its best moments it reminded him of the "Mad Max" movies.
Bushwhacked (1995)
The main character on the news are refered as "Mad Max Grabelski".
See You (1995) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Tori Amos (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on The Joe Pesci Show
Pusher (1996)
movie poster on the wall
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Big Sleep (1999) (TV Episode)
Salem jokingly calls Zelda "Mad Max."
Bleeder (1999)
Excel Saga: Legend of the End of the Century Conqueror (2000) (TV Episode)
Koshi Rikdo is wearing the Warrior Costume
The Patriot (2000)
RoboCop: Prime Directives (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
Fear Effect (2000) (Video Game)
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Sigurna kuca (2002) (Short)
Reign of Fire (2002)
The Movie Hero (2003)
mentioned by lead actor Jeremy Sisto
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
The scene where Skinner's burned arm reaches for Tom Sawyer mimics a similar scene for Mad Max.
The Simpsons: My Mother the Carjacker (2003) (TV Episode)
Homer writes to Die Hard asking if he knows Mad Max
Saw (2004)
Recommendation to saw feet rather than chain
The Punisher (2004)
Maria Castle's death. Also, Frank Castle is shot in the leg, just like Max
Murderball (2005)
In Murderball, one of the people talks about the wheelchairs being like a Mad Max version of wheelchairs.
Peep Show: Mugging (2005) (TV Episode)
Jeremy tells Mark that Mad Max is going to happen.
Entrenched: The Making of 'Gallipoli' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
The O.C.: The Road Warrior (2006) (TV Episode)
Mad Max is called the Road Warrior, this episode's title
Biker Mice from Mars: It's the Pits (2006) (TV Episode)
"That underground dump full of rejects from a Mad Max flick".
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Angel's long, lonely car drive is a reference to Max's long drive for justice. There are also several other revving-up-the-cop-car nods to this film.
Dinosaurs Alive (2007)
mentioned when describing the drive through the desert
Nitro (2007)
Max is called Mad Max
Total Drama: Off the Chain (2007) (TV Episode)
when Chris see Dunkans bike he mentions mad max
Never Back Down (2008)
Max is called Mad Max
Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (2008) (Video)
"Stallions of the Highway", by Saxon, is sung over clip.
Exit Speed (2008)
driver is called Mad Max
Top Gear Australia: Ford vs. Holden! (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Charlie Cox during Steve Bisley's introduction.
Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned after it is revealed that Steve Bisley is the only celebrity to set a faster lap time than Ian Moss in the Proton Satria.
Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Warren Brown after Brendan Jones beats Steve Bisley's lap time.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Edge of Darkness (2010) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Mel Gibson's previous movies
NCIS: Guilty Pleasure (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by McCadden, and then DiNozzo quotes a line from the film.
30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A. (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Bill Plaschke
En prácticas: Instituto RTVE (2010) (TV Episode)
talking about apocalypse movies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.83 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says Mel Gibson will play "Even Madder Max"
Home and Away: Episode #1.5150 (2010) (TV Episode)
Xavier mentions this
Beyond the Grave (2010)
The stylized vehicle with the police siren driven by the lonely and quiet main character are among the references to the Mad Max post-apocalyptic world.
Shattered: Sound of a Strap (2010) (TV Episode)
Joseph calls Ben "Mad Max" because of the erratic way he drives.
Castle: Under the Gun (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle notes that driving in NY is like a Mad Max movie.
Top Gear Australia: Episode #3.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
When Ewen Page brings a Ford XB Falcon to the sailing on Lake Eyre challenge, he mentions that it was used in Mad Max.
Top Gear: Apocalypse (2010) (Video)
Mentioned on this DVD.
The Simpsons: How Munched Is That Birdie in the Window? (2010) (TV Episode)
Moe says, "Forget about Detroit; them people is livin' in 'Mad Max' times."
The Nostalgia Critic: The First Couple: TMNT (2010) (TV Episode)
Critic refers to gang members as being from Mad Max: The Musical
Bellflower (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Rango (2011)
Driving and defending the tanker only to find out it's empty.
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul's Hair Extravaganza (2011) (TV Episode)
Shangela's outfit is compared to one from the film.
Detroit Wild City (2011)
Referenced by the Black Monk
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
The skull in the desert with a bommerang from Mad Max can be seen.
Conan: The One Where Conan Does That Thing (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced during interview with ' Rep. Donald McGuire
Alyce Kills (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Sons of Anarchy: Una Venta (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Castle: Cuffed (2011) (TV Episode)
Castle references the film by name when suggesting they cut off Beckett's arm to get out of the handcuffs.
Brows Held High: Goodbye 20th Century (2011) (TV Episode)
"After their car broke down, the cast of Mad Max decided to go hikiing."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.59 (2012) (TV Episode)
The movie title is used sarcastically to descibe Mel Gibson's latest personal rant.
Brows Held High: Sleeping Beauty (2012) (TV Episode)
points out the actor who played the Toecutter.
The Cinema Snob: The German Chainsaw Massacre (2013) (TV Episode)
"Look, The Toecutter just showed up."
Machete Kills (2013)
When Voz, (Gibson), speeds away in the armored buggy in the third act, the light through the slotted windshield is reference to Mad Max in his Interceptor
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) (TV Episode)
Closing credits: "Bobby 'Mad Max' Ton"
Family Guy: Vestigial Peter (2013) (TV Episode)
Characters seen in Sears
Naked Vegas: Cosplay and Steampunk (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bad Movie Beatdown: Shepherd (2013) (TV Episode)
"...When some Mad Max reject cannibal..."
Anime Abandon: Apocalypse Zero (2013) (TV Episode)
"In the 21st century, Fist of the North Mad Max Judge Dredd happened."
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Jordan refers to his father as Mad Max several times throughout the film.
The Forbidden Dimensions (2013)
Numerous homages to the Mad Max movies in the Wasteland Weekend scenes.
Parenthood: Promises (2014) (TV Episode)
Hank calls Max "Mad Max".
Face Off: Guitar Gods (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Americans: Comrades (2014) (TV Episode)
Stan finds a bootlegged VHS in the FBI evidence lock up.
A Tale of Two Sillies (2014)
The famous "eyeball" shot was originally going to be referenced on the coffee house TV in scene 6 but due to lack of rights granted to the production for use it was instead reenacted by the Yendis Character.

Featured in 

40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV Movie)
An excerpt of this film is featured.
20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Watchmen (2009)
It is playing on ozymandias' monitors.
Love the Beast (2009)
Clips shown
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Mel Gibson.
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Max Rockatansky.
Special Collector's Edition: Especial sonido (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown, Rich Hall discusses this film.
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Xaver (1986)
similar gangs, guy standing on open car while driving
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip (1999) (TV Movie)
South Park: The Wacky Molestation Adventure (2000) (TV Episode)
The children of South Park tell about the "before time" just like in Mad Max.
Rat Race (2001)
Home Movies: Time to Pay the Price (2002) (TV Episode)
The opening film that Brendon and co make is a parody of this, complete with Australian accents.
Purple Gas (2003)
Passion to the Max (2006) (Short)
Mad Max car in film driven by character Mel Gibson
Mad Max Sweded (2010) (Short)
'Sweded' version of it (amateur funny remake).

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