With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.
Taking place in a dystopian Australia in the near future, Mad Max tells the story of a highway patrolman cruising the squalid back roads that have become the breeding ground of criminals foraging for gasoline and scraps. When his wife and child meet a grisly end at the hands of a motorcycle gang, Max sets out across the barren wastelands in search of revenge.Written by
Often credited as the movie that opened up the global market for Australian movies. On it's shoestring budget, it managed to gross one hundred million dollars worldwide - setting a new record for most profitable independent film of all time. It held that Guinness World record until it was out-grossed by The Blair Witch Project (1999). See more »
When Jesse and May are being chased in the station wagon, it quits running because of radiator failure due to a piece of the gate they drive through stuck in it. It can be seen when Jesse runs in front of the car. When Max runs by the car moments later, it is no longer visible in the radiator. See more »
[Max returns to the garage to question Greast Rat about the Toecutter and his gang]
Bubba Zanetti, is that? You come for the grunt? She won't be ready until this afternoon. Still have trouble with the front forks. They're mongrels to work with.
[Max pulls Grease Rat out from under the car]
You asshole! What the moly fuck you think you're doing?
You and me are gonna talk about the Toecutter.
Never heard of him
[Max pushes Grease Rat back under the car]
What the Christ are you?
I wanna know about ...
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MGM's 2002 DVD release, called the "Special Edition," contains the original Australian English dialog track. There are also options that play the film with American International's replacement U.S. dubbed track as well as a pan and scan version. This DVD version runs 93 minutes. See more »
Not many low budget flicks age very well but Mad Max certainly has.
I watched it again recently, as I only had vague memories of watching it years ago, but I found it to hold up well. Only by reading the other user comments did I discover that it had been dubbed! What a load of crap. Why would a movie in English be dubbed in English! If you cant understand Aussie accents, you dont deserve the pleasure of seeing this movie. I cant imagine this movie having the same effect without the Australian accents.
What George Miller did with this fairly simple script is remakable. The camera angles and speeds with which this film moves along at times were thrilling, Not to mention the great stunts and even the barbaric humour (the ripped off arm!).
The car which Mel Gibson eventually gets revenge in (an Aussie Ford coupe) looked as menacing as a car could! built for the movie for A$35 Grand, a replica was used for the final crash 'n burn scenes of Mad Max 2. The original car was salvaged and is still around somewhere, appearing at car shows in the late 80's.
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