Mad Max 2

  • 18
  • George Miller (2) (1981)
  • Aus
  • 91 min
Mad Max 2
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

After the low-budget nihilism of the original movie, director George Miller moved up a gear and the result was this violent, slick and exhilarating action thriller that accelerated star Mel Gibson's progress to superstardom. His police days now well behind him, Mel the road warrior comes to the aid of a peace-loving group that owns a valuable source of fuel and is being threatened by the voracious gangs that patrol the highways of the future. Gibson is appropriately charismatic as the introspective hero and Bruce Spence shines in a supporting role. Miller doesn't take his foot off the accelerator for a second, and the ingeniously designed and staged road action is stunning.

Plot Summary

Futuristic action adventure starring Mel Gibson. In the aftermath of a Third World War, petrol has become the world's most precious commodity. Rival gangs battle for possession of the precious liquid, and caught in the conflict is Max Rockatansky, a former cop and now an embittered road warrior.

Cast and crew

Cast

Max Rockatansky
Mel Gibson
Gyro captain
Bruce Spence
Wez
Vernon Wells
Toadie
Max Phipps
Pappagallo
Michael Preston
Feral Kid
Emil Minty
Humungus
Kjell Nilsson
Warrior woman
Virginia Hey
Lusty girl
Arkie Whiteley
Mechanic
Steve J Spears
Narrator
Harold Baigent
Curmudgeon
Syd Heylen
Big Rebecca
Moira Claux
Quiet man
David Slingsby
Golden youth
Jimmy Brown
Farmer
William Zappa
Wounded man
David Downer

Crew

Director
George Miller (2)

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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