Mad Max

George Miller's film is an outrageous exploiter drawing intelligently on everything from Death Race 2000 to Straw Dogs for its JG Ballard-ish story about a future where cops and Hell's Angels stage protracted guerrilla warfare around what's left of a hapless civilian population. The tone sometimes wavers into self-parody, and there are occasional crude patches, but overall this edge-of-seat revenge movie marks the most exciting debut from an Australian director since Peter Weir.

Release details

Duration: 100 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Miller
Screenwriter: James McCausland, George Miller
Cast: Mel Gibson
Joanne Samuel
Hugh Keays-Byrne
Steve Bisley
Tim Burns
Roger Ward
Vince Gill
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