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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max.

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George Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hardy ... Max Rockatansky
Charlize Theron ... Imperator Furiosa
Nicholas Hoult ... Nux
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Immortan Joe
Josh Helman ... Slit
Nathan Jones ... Rictus Erectus
Zoë Kravitz ... Toast the Knowing
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ... The Splendid Angharad
Riley Keough ... Capable
Abbey Lee ... The Dag
Courtney Eaton ... Cheedo the Fragile
John Howard ... The People Eater
Richard Carter ... The Bullet Farmer
Iota ... The Doof Warrior (as iOTA)
Angus Sampson ... The Organic Mechanic
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Storyline

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. Written by Production

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Taglines:

Only the mad survive. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense sequences of violence throughout, and for disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Australia | USA | South Africa

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Max: Fury Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Namib Desert, Namibia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,428,128, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$154,058,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$375,209,362
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Color:

Color | Black and White (black and chrome edition)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a July 2014 interview at San Diego Comic-Con International, George Miller said he designed the film in storyboard form before writing the screenplay, working with five storyboard artists. It came out as about 3,500 panels, almost the same number of shots as in the finished film. He wanted the film to be almost a continuous chase, with relatively little dialogue, and to have the visuals come first. Paraphrasing Alfred Hitchcock, Miller said that he wanted the film to be understood in Japan without the use of subtitles. See more »

Goofs

After the Buzzards' spiked car is harpooned by one of the War Boys, it swerves in front of Nux's vehicle that Max is tied to, to the right of them. In the next shot from behind, it's on Max and Nux's left. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits there is a memorial dedication that reads "Lance Allen Moore II, May 24, 1987 - March 10, 2015." Apparently Moore was a Mad Max fan killed in a motorcycle accident near Silverton, New South Wales, Australia, where Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) was filmed. See more »

Alternate Versions

George Miller prepared a black-and-white version named 'Mad Max: Fury Road. Black & Chrome' edition. It received a theatrical release in December 6th 2016 in some countries. See more »

Connections

References Red Dwarf (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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Performed by Massive Attack
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
[Additional Stock Footage]
Written by Robert Del Naja (uncredited), Grant Marshall (uncredited), Andrew Vowles (uncredited), and Elizabeth Fraser (uncredited)
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An Action Masterpiece. Ridiculous In All The Right Ways. (9.5/10)
14 May 2015 | by isaacsuttleSee all my reviews

George Miller returns to live-action filmmaking with one of the greatest action films ever put to screen. 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is ridiculous in all the right ways.

For those who have seen the original films and loved them, you'll fall in love all over again with this film. Tom Hardy takes the reigns this time around as Max - a man of few words who has been hardened by the world in which he lives. Along with him is Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa - a woman who seeks redemption by helping five young '"wives" escape from the film's antagonist.

Leading up to the film's release, many speculated if this would be just another action film that lacks a solid narrative and motive, but I am happy to say that this is simply not the case. Yes, the film does fill 80% of its run-time with action sequences, but it never gets in the way of the humanity between these characters that Miller has brought to life. There are some emotional moments. Specifically, with Theron's character. Is the story something we haven't seen before? Not at all. But in a film loaded with action, it's nice to see a solid narrative.

Now, how about those action sequences? Incredible - exhilarating - jaw-dropping. George Miller has put together some of the greatest, most memorable action set-pieces ever. One thing that sets the action in this film apart from a good majority of mediocre action films today is that every action the character's make have an affect on them. For good and for bad. The action is not pointless. It's motivated. And it's glorious to behold thanks to the use of practical effects, incredible stunt work and stunning cinematography.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' has set a new standard for action films. It's arguably the greatest action film of the 21st century. It's that good. George Miller has brought back what we loved about 80's action films while also brining new ideas to the table. It's the best time I've had in a theater in a long time, and I couldn't help but laugh in appreciation of the ridiculousness that was unfolding before my eyes. The film left me feeling giddy, with a big smile on my face.


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