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Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2

George Miller (2) (1981)

95min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

A former cop haunted by his tragic past roams the wasteland of Australia in the aftermath of a nuclear war. He arrives at a besieged settlement and grudgingly helps protect the residents from a horde of marauding bikers who want to get hold of their valuable supply of petrol. Futuristic adventure sequel, starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells, Emil Minty and Kjell Nilsson.

Cast & Crew

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
Director George Miller (2)
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Guidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 8 May 2015

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