Confused hulking homeless superhero The Maxx tries to protect his social worker and friend Julie from an omniscient serial killer Mr. Gone both in the real world, which may or may not actually be real, and the subconscious fantasy world.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Sarah (7 episodes, 1995)
Glynnis Talken ...
 Glorie / ... (7 episodes, 1995)
Tony Fucile ...
 Sgt. Ocono, Cop, Fridge, The Crappon / ... (7 episodes, 1995)
Barry Stigler ...
 Mr. Gone (7 episodes, 1995)
Michael Haley ...
 The Maxx (6 episodes, 1995)


Maxx is a purple-clad superhero living in a cardboard box. His only friend is Julie Winters, a freelance social worker. Maxx often finds himself shifting back and forth between the "real" world and a more primitive outback world where he rules, and protects Julie. Mr. Gone, a self-proclaimed "student of the mystic arts" seems to know more about Maxx and Julie and their strange relationship than they could ever guess, but he's not exactly telling all....not yet, anyway. Written by Gregg Long <>

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Release Date:

8 April 1995 (USA)  »

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MTV Oddities Presents The Maxx  »

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The comic book series was adapted into an animated series as part of the MTV program Oddities. It covered Darker Image #1, The Maxx #1/2, and issues #1-11 of the regular series, depicting the introduction of Julie, the original Maxx, Mr. Gone, and, later, Sarah. The series included few of the revelations of the characters' origins, however, and did not describe the interconnections between them. The series made wide use of scanned artwork and CGI. See more »


[about her schoolmates]
Sara: They're all necro-nerds and Sand freaks. They think death is romantic. Death is hard and cold and ugly, not some cute chick.
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Referenced in Everything Else, Volume 3 (2007) See more »

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what is wrong with MTV?
6 May 2001 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

it truly seems like every time MTV nails something, they throw it away. I fully attribute this to the ever sickening growth of pop culture, and the way that MTV as well as many networks, feel a need to bathe in the conformity of "cuddly" entertainment. in my experience most things being "cuddly" are in actuality extremely non-entertaining. this series/film is a beautifully disturbing piece of art. even as an animation, it is much more a reality then half the rubbish being churned out today. where did it all go?

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