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The first film of the Mad Max trilogy.

Rebel bikers combat the police in a bleak post-nuclear future where the highways are bloody battlegrounds. When a gang of motorcyclists brutally murder a policeman's family he becomes Mad Max, avenger of the highways. Sequel: THE ROAD WARRIOR.
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review by . April 27, 2009
The film that launched a franchise, a sub genre and a hundred knock-offs
Mad Max is a low budget Aussie film that became a huge success in the U.S. because of it's sequel Mad Max 2 a.k.a. The Road Warrior. Not only did this movie spawned a franchise but it created a new genre of film (the post apocalyptic wasteland/road film) many rip-offs and pro wrestlers inspired by the movie and it's sequels.      Mel Gibson (in his greatest role in my opinion) stars as "Mad" Max, a cop who has seen too much while trying to enforce the law in …
review by . November 03, 2001
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Pros: Gibson     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: A great introduction to Gibson's style that would soon develop     The Oracle says: Mel Gibson has a Bacon number of 2.      Mel Gibson was in Hamlet (1990) with Helena Bonham Carter    Helena Bonham Carter was in Novocaine (2001) with Kevin Bacon ***         This could have easily been my first introduction to the enigma that is …
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