Mad Max

Mad Max

Mel Gibson
Director: George Miller Cast: Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
, Joanne Samuel
Joanne Samuel
, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Hugh Keays-Byrne
George Miller

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Overview

This stunning, post-apocalyptic action thriller from director George Miller stars Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a policeman in the near future who is tired of his job. Since the apocalypse, the lengthy, desolate stretches of highway in the Australian outback have become bloodstained battlegrounds. Max has seen too many innocents and fellow officers murdered by the bomb's savage offspring, bestial marauding bikers for whom killing, rape, and looting is a way of life. He just wants to retire and spend time with his wife and son but lets his boss talk him into taking a peaceful vacation and he starts to reconsider. Then his world is shattered as a gang led by the evil Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) murders his family in retaliation for the death of one of its members. Dead inside, Max straps on his helmet and climbs into a souped-up V8 racing machine to seek his bloody revenge. Despite an obviously low budget and a plot reminiscent of many spaghetti Westerns, Mad Max is tremendously exciting, thanks to some of the most spectacular road stunts ever put on film. Cinematographer David Eggby and stunt coordinator Grant Page did some of their best work under Miller's direction and crafted a gritty, gripping thrill ride which spawned two sequels, numerous imitations, and made Mel Gibson an international star. One sequence, in which a man is chained to a car and must cut off a limb before the machine explodes is one of the most tense scenes of the decade. The American version dubbed all the voices -- including Gibson's -- in a particularly cartoonish manner. Trivia buffs should note that Max's car is a 1973 Ford Falcon GT Coupe with a 300 bhp 351C V8 engine, customized with the front end of a Ford Fairmont and other modifications.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2016
UPC: 0883904353461
Original Release: 1979
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 4,105

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mel Gibson Max Rockatansky
Joanne Samuel Jessie
Hugh Keays-Byrne Toecutter
Steve Bisley Jim Goose
Roger Ward Fifi Macaffee
Tim Burns Johnny the Boy
Vince Gil Nightrider
Lulu Pinkus Nightrider's Girl
Nick Lathouris Grease Rat
John Ley Charlie
Sheila Florance May Swaisey
Max Fairchild Benno
George Novak Scuttle
Jonathan Hardy Labatoche
David Bracks Mudguts
David Cameron Underground Mechanic
Reg Evans Station Master
Phil Motherwell Junior Doctor
Geoff Parry Bubba Zanetti
Neil Thompson TV Newsreader
Tom Broadbridge Actor
Peter Ford Actor
Clive Hearne Actor
Paul Young Actor

Technical Credits
George Miller Director,Screenwriter
Jon Dowding Art Director
David Eggby Cinematographer
Clare Griffin Costumes/Costume Designer
Clifford Hayes Editor
Byron Kennedy Producer
Brian May Score Composer
James McCausland Screenwriter
Bill Miller Associate Producer
Chris Murray Special Effects
Grant Page Stunts
Tony Paterson Editor

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