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.
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 … more
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 … more