The Road Warrior (1981) Poster


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Mad Max (1979)

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

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Mad Max (1979)


Stagecoach (1939)
George Miller cited the sequence where the Apaches pursue the stagecoach as a huge influence for the climatic tanker chase.
Shane (1953)
Seven Samurai (1954)
The Searchers (1956)
When Max is on the hill at night watching the biker gang camped around the desert in the distance, the cinematography resembles the sequence where Ethan Edwards sits on a mountain watching the Comanche camped around in groups.
Yojimbo (1961)
M*A*S*H (1972) (TV Series)
A Boy and His Dog (1975)
Post-holocaust survivalist warfare.

Referenced in 

Battletruck (1982)
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
villain wears a 1950's hockey mask
Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)
Castellari states it was key influence.
Gremlins (1984)
The film's poster is visible in Billy's attic bedroom.
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Storyline and costumes of the "Mad Max" saga are alluded to.
Fist of the North Star: God or Devil?! The Mightiest Man Appears from Hell (1984) (TV Episode)
Numerous aesthetic and thematic elements are lifted straight from the movie, like the appearence of the wasteland and the goons that Kenshiro fights.
Gimme an 'F' (1984)
Character Roscoe McGuinn dresses like Wez from the Road Warrior to impress a girl, crossbow and all.
Duran Duran: The Wild Boys (1984) (Video)
The band members wearing uncharacteristically rough and ragged outfits.
Weird Science (1985)
Vernon Wells, who plays the Lord General (lead biker) reprises nearly the same character he played in Mad Max 2. He essentially wears the same makeup, mohawk, mesh tank top, and lots of studded leather.
The Transformers: Auto-Bop (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Laughter Show: Episode #3.1 (1985) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Dustin & Les during their duologue.
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
"Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah"
Siskel & Ebert: Heartbreak Ridge/Solarbabies/Little Shop of Horrors/Defense of the Realm (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Solarbabies" review.
Cheers: Never Love a Goalie: Part 1 (1987) (TV Episode)
Frasier mentions the movie by name.
Mr. India (1987)
Seen as a poster and on the theater marquee as crowds flee another one of Mogambo's bombs.
Monsters: Love Hurts (1989) (TV Episode)
Jewel compares Vance to Mad Max the Road Warrior.
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Delores the Armored car driver refers to herself as "Delores The Road Warrior"
Last Action Hero (1993)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Maverick (1994)
Midnight Run for Your Life (1994) (TV Movie)
Lorna mistook "Road Runner" for "Road Warrior"
The Simpsons: Bart vs. Australia (1995) (TV Episode)
Wez from the film is seen in the Australian mob which chases Bart and Homer to the U.S. Embassy.
The Simpsons: Lemon of Troy (1995) (TV Episode)
The scene with Bart and his friends sitting on a hill above the enemy camp where the captured tree is being circled around by children on bicycles references the film.
Waterworld (1995)
ReBoot: Bad Bob (1995) (TV Episode)
Game is a parody of Mad Max 2, with a zero binome as a Lord Humungous.
The Last Don (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
movie mentioned by name by character
Titanic (1997)
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) (Video Game)
numerous references, including the crossbows.
Blade (1998)
Referenced in dialogue
Killer Flick (1998)
The bandits are dubbed by the media as the "Road Warriors" One of them says it reminds him of the movie
The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) (TV Episode)
Mel Gibson and Homer take part in a car chase in a replica of Lord Humungous' vehicle.
Frasier: RDWRER (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference: 'RDWRER' is what Martin's custom licence plates read, meaning "Road Warrior", the short title of Mad Max 2 in USA.
Recess: The Fuss Over Finster (2000) (TV Episode)
A bike gang consisting of four children on bicycles wearing costumes based on those worn in The Road Warrior makes several appearances.
Murder on the Orient Express (2001) (TV Movie)
Poirot facetiously refers to Arbuthnot as American Road Warrior when he first notices him in the dining car.
Power Rangers Time Force: Movie Madness: Part 2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Ransik's vehicle is a reference to "The Road Warrior" which starred Vernon Wells
Meat Market 2 (2001) (Video)
Rollerball (2002)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: Huge Reversal?! Abenobashi Hollywood Shopping Arcade (2002) (TV Episode)
The gasoline truck from the film is chasing Satoshi.
Reign of Fire (2002)
Star Trek: Enterprise: Marauders (2002) (TV Episode)
Good guys defend a fuel refinery, right down to the annoying young boy
Back 2 the Max (2003) (Video)
Documentary about the film
BachelorMan (2003)
Mentioned in conversation about what Heather is taping on the VCR
New Fist of the North Star (2003) (TV Series)
numerous references, including the crossbows.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
character based on The Humungus
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Shot of Frodo becoming semi conscious as the eagle carries him from Mount Doom is the same shot as when Max becomes semi-conscious as the Gyro Captain flies him to safety after he is nearly killed.
A Cook's Tour: Mad Tony: The Food Warrior (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference: "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior"
The Anti-Hero's Journey (2004) (Video)
briefly mentioned
South Park: Good Times with Weapons (2004) (TV Episode)
"If the Road Warrior says it, it must be true"
South Park: The Passion of the Jew (2004) (TV Episode)
"Two days ago I saw a rig that could haul that tanker. If you want to get out of here, talk to me"
Guardian of the Realm (2004)
"You're not supposed to be looking like something out of 'The Road Warrior'."
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
There are many references to this movie in this video game.
South Park: Best Friends Forever (2005) (TV Episode)
When Kenny reaches heaven, you hear "Open the gate!" followed by a higher-pitched "Open the gate!", mimcing Max arriving at the oil refinery for the first time.
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Poster is shown.
The Birth of a Queen: Directing a Drag Classic (2005) (Video)
Director Stephan Elliott states that crew members had worked in the desert on "Mad Max" movies and that "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" was a complete contrast to these films in terms of costume colours.
Interview with Peter Weir (2005) (Video)
Peter Weir refers to seeing Mel Gibson for the first time at a 'Mad Max' preview it being the first part of George Miller's trilogy.
The O.C.: The Road Warrior (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference
South Park: Smug Alert! (2006) (TV Episode)
Stan has a poster of this movie in his room
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
"road warrior" mentioned
South Park: ManBearPig (2006) (TV Episode)
movie poster in Stan's room
Passion to the Max (2006) (Short)
A dinki-di dog food can is seen with the holy water
Neighbours: Mad Max Too (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a montage of posters for movies starring Mel Gibson in a segment on Mad Max.
South Park: Make Love, Not Warcraft (2006) (TV Episode)
Poster in Stan's room.
South Park: Stanley's Cup (2006) (TV Episode)
poster in Stan's room
Smallville: Progeny (2007) (TV Episode)
Chloe calls herself "The Road Warrior" when she learns she drove Lex off the road.
Ten Inch Hero (2007)
"extra from 'Road Warrior'"
An Evening with P. Oswalt (2007) (Video)
Local movie critic gives it zero stars because it's confusing.
Where's Waldo: The Second Coming (2007)
"A shell of a man"
Top Gear: Botswana Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeremy: "I am the road warrior [pause] Mad Jeremy"
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
South Park: Over Logging (2008) (TV Episode)
poster in Stan's room
Step Brothers (2008)
poster seen
Anatomy of Catastrophe: The Making of 'Doomsday' (2008) (Video)
Writer/director Neil Marshall acknowledges this film as an influence on his movie.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
When Kirk tells the others in the chopper that Tug's not coming he says the exact line that Wez says in Mad Max 2 when he thinks Max is dead: "He's gone. It's over. We go."
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger: Behind the Scenes Featurette (2008) (Video)
The kid from 'Mad Max' is mentioned.
Criminal Minds: Normal (2008) (TV Episode)
The killer is nicknamed the Road Warrior due to his imitating Mad Max's look.
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Car Chases (2008) (Short)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag on a Dime (2009) (TV Episode)
Merle Ginsberg calls Nina Flowers' runway look a "punk thing with a little Road Warrior."
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
mentioned as an example of a good sequel
South Park: Eat, Pray, Queef (2009) (TV Episode)
The woman's queef she calls "The Road Warrior" sounds like Wez and the Humungus from Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior.
South Park: Pinewood Derby (2009) (TV Episode)
Road Warrior poster in Stan's room
Carriers (2009)
'Road Warrior' is written on a car
Deconstruyendo 'Déjame entrar' (2009) (Video)
behind Angel Sala there's a miniature of Max's car
South Park: Dead Celebrities (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Stan's room
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
The bandit boss in the Dahl Headlands is called 'Mad Mel' and the truck he drives resembles one from the movie, the one driven by Humungus and Wez.
The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown ("The Road Warrior").
South Park: Whale Whores (2009) (TV Episode)
poster in Stan's room
Broken Hill to the Flinders (2009) (Video)
Mad Max 2 Museum; photos from the making of this movie are shown; Vehicles & props from the film are seen at the museum.
Ben 10: Alien Force: Above and Beyond (2010) (TV Episode)
Ben says "You can run, but you can't hide"
South Park: The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs (2010) (TV Episode)
The Street Warrior poster in Stan's room
South Park: You Have 0 Friends (2010) (TV Episode)
"The Street Warrior" poster in Stan's room
The Boondocks: The Fried Chicken Flu (2010) (TV Episode)
When the Woodcrest Fried Chicken Flu Militia shows up to demand the food and water that Huey has stashed away in his house, one of the Militia Members is dressed like Lord Humungus with face mask and bare-chested leather straps.
20 to 1: 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown when a segment on Crocodile Dundee looks at other Australian movies of the 1980's.
Maho Shojo Madoka Magica: Sore wa tottemo ureshi inatte (2011) (TV Episode)
a piece of artwork at the end features Lord Humungus
Bellflower (2011)
The two main characters are fans of Mad Max 2 and dreaming of an appocalypse in the style of the movie.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: The Ring (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned
Brows Held High: Zardoz (2011) (TV Episode)
"The Australians are wasting fossil fuels..."
South Park: Crack Baby Athletic Association (2011) (TV Episode)
poster in Stan's room
Mad Max Renegade (2011) (Short)
"7 Sisters Petroleum" is a reference to The Road Warrior. The fuel tanker bore the "7 Sisters" logo.
South Park: Ass Burgers (2011) (TV Episode)
poster in Stan's room
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that George Miller directed the film
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Happy Feet 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Listed as a movie directed by George Miller
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bad Movie Beatdown: Doomsday (2012) (TV Episode)
"...signalling some runaways from Mad Max."
Jay and Silent Bob Go Down Under (2012) (TV Special)
Alfred Coolwell references Mad Max and the boomerang throwing Feral Kid while teaching how to throw and catch a boomerang. Kevin has Jason and an audience member mime a sex act called Mad Max gets it jacked.
Justified: Hole in the Wall (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bob
The Cinema Snob: The German Chainsaw Massacre (2013) (TV Episode)
Snob says the environment is a mixture of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Road Warrior.
Regular Show: Trailer Trashed (2013) (TV Episode)
There is a pursuit of a truck by a gang.
Family Guy: Vestigial Peter (2013) (TV Episode)
Characters seen in Sears
Teen Titans Go!: Starfire the Terrible (2013) (TV Episode)
Starfire's villain attire is based on the appearance of the main villain from the Road Warrior
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
Shot of Katniss becoming semi conscious as a hovercraft carries her to Distract 13 is the same shot as when Max becomes semi-conscious as the Gyro Captain flies him to safety after he is nearly killed.
Face Off: Guitar Gods (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) (Video Game)
"The Street Warrior" poster in Stan's room
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Boxman (2014) (TV Episode)
Lord Humongous mentioned
Revelation Road: The Black Rider (2014)
plot details, images and music type imitated
Welcome to Wherever You Are (2014)
Documentary about
Turbo Kid (2015)
One of Zeus' goons has a crossbow on his wrist--a callback to many of the thugs in the 1981 film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
Community: Basic Email Security (2015) (TV Episode)
Jeff says, "It's like 'Road Warrior' out there."
Road Wars (2015)
Title reference/post-apocalyptic setting
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
When Max is tied to the front of one Immortan Joe's vehicles, there is a skull with a pilot's skull cap and goggles on a spike above him. This is a reference to the Gyro Captain.
Video Buck: Cazadores del futuro (2015) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Half in the Bag: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Someone Has to Review It!: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is discussed in this episode
Sense8: Limbic Resonance (2015) (TV Episode)
During the drug robbery, one of the thieves says "a smart guy, like you, probably has a gun on there" when the drug dealer is reaching into his floor safe. This is the same as what the gyro captain says when Max is disarming the booby trap on his car's fuel.
Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween (2015)
Guy Hunsinger mentions having a mohawk, just as his character did in Mad Max 2.
Mad Max (2015) (Video Game)
Intro about the hellish state of the world is based on the one from the movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions that this is now his least favorite Mad Max film
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
If you choose the name "Toadie" for your character, Codsworth will speak it.
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8819 (2016) (TV Episode)
In order to avoid Ken, Gail and Audrey lie that they are going to see Mad Max and that they have seen all the films in the franchise.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
One of Patrick's friends mentions The Road Warrior by name.
Cybershock 1999 (2016) (Short)
Post-apocalyptic warriros inspired by Mad Max 2 wardrobe.
Best of the Worst: Order of the Black Eagle, Wired to Kill, and Raiders of Atlantis (2016) (TV Episode)
Rich Evans points out a character in Raiders of Atlantis looking a lot like Lord Humungus
The Flash: Trajectory (2016) (TV Episode)
Cisco says "You can run, but you can't hide."
Robot Chicken: Yogurt in a Bag (2016) (TV Episode)
"Shell of a man"
Mad Max, univers brûlant (2016) (TV Mini-Series)
Documentary about the 'Mad Max' saga
Day 5: Night Terrors (2016) (TV Episode)
The answer to a game of 20 Questions
The Cinema Snob: Tarzan, the Ape Man (2016) (TV Episode)
"Someone woke up Wez. Shit's about to get real."
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Colin alludes to it.
Brimstone (2016)
When director Koolhoven was asked by 'Schokkend Nieuws Magazine' which movies had influenced Brimstone, he mentioned this one. He referred to the book ending.
Shooting Blood Simple (2016)
Flip Flappers: Pure XLR (2016) (TV Episode)
The episode's visuals take inspiration from the imagery of the franchise
Atop the Fourth Wall: Fist of the North Star, Ch. 1 (2017) (TV Episode)
"A bunch of Road Warrior cosplayers..."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Time Travelers (2017) (TV Episode)
"This is like Mad Max but without all the cool driving."
Infinitium (2017)
References to the apocaliptic world of Mad Max 2
South Park: The Fractured but Whole (2017) (Video Game)
"The Street Warrior" poster in Stan's room
Stranger Things: Chapter Five: Dig Dug (2017) (TV Episode)
Keith at the arcade calls Max 'Road Warrior'.
Ready Player One (2018)
Max's Interceptor is in the race staging area

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Hollywood's Fear of Love (1993) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV Movie)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1982 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
Watchmen (2009)
Seen on Ozymandias' monitors
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Mel Gibson's films
20 to 1: Blockbuster Heroes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Max Rockatansky.
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010) (TV Movie)
Discussed and clips shown in part 2.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.131 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Mel Gibson films
Anime Abandon: Fist of the North Star (2013) (TV Episode)
"Can you tell the franchise was inspired by The Road Warrior?"
The Blockbuster Buster: A Look Back @ the Mad Max Trilogy (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Honest Game Trailers: Mad Max (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
re:View: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
One Hit Wonderland: "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls (2016) (TV Episode)
Brief clip from the film.
Road War: The Making of 'The Road Warrior' (2016) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes, making of, cast interviews
Best of the Worst: Merry Kick-mas! (2017) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown

Spoofed in 

Phil Collins: Don't Lose My Number (1985) (Video)
Phil Collins appears in a post-apocalypse Mad Max 2 themed world.
Steel Dawn (1987)
Moving (1988)
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: E.C. the Extra Creepy/Toad Warriors (1989) (TV Episode)
The segment "Toad Warriors" is a spoof of "The Road Warrior".
Rugrats: Kid TV/The Sky Is Falling (1994) (TV Episode)
The end of the world scene parodies Mad Max 2.
Toad Warrior (1996)
Daria: Road Worrier (1997) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the alternative title of the film in USA - "The Road Warrior".
Snow Day (2000)
Kid tied to front of snowplow
South Park: Proper Condom Use (2001) (TV Episode)
The stand-off at the girls' fortress with Butters parodying the Lord Humungus
Purple Gas (2003)
South Park: The Passion of the Jew (2004) (TV Episode)
Mel Gibson in his vehicle from this movie attacks a bus on the road
South Park: Fantastic Easter Special (2007) (TV Episode)
poster of "The Street Warrior" in Stan's room
American Dad!: Rapture's Delight (2009) (TV Episode)
Lord Humungous and other raiders from this movie are seen inside the bar where Stan is drinking
Rango (2011)
The chase in the canyon involving the water jug imitates many shots from chase scenes in Mad Max 2.
Hodejegerne (2011)
Instead of human hostages, there's a dead dog on the front of the tractor
Phineas and Ferb: What a Croc!/Ferb TV (2012) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Dr. Ninja Baljeet" on "Ferb TV." Australian thugs in post-apocalyptic battle gear give a high-speed chase to Dr. Ninja Baljeet and his lady friend from an oil truck outfitted quite similarly to the one in 'The Road Warrior.'
Robot Chicken: Botched Jewel Heist (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
This Is the End (2013)
The bad guys they meet after the apocalypse having the fashion of the iconic Mad Max bad guys.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
Post-apocalyptic Bikini Bottom without "order" the citzens are also dressed up in leather & mohawks
The Luigi0730 Sequel (2015)
When Mario and Luigi go into the future, there is a post-apocalypse.

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