Mad Max

Mad Max (1979)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Dystopian Film, Vigilante Film  |   Release Date - Apr 12, 1979  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Mad Max is a 1979 Australian dystopian action film directed by George Miller, produced by Byron Kennedy, and starring Mel Gibson as "Mad" Max Rockatansky, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns, and Roger Ward. James McCausland and Miller wrote the screenplay from a story by Miller and Kennedy. The film presents a tale of societal collapse, murder, and vengeance set in a future Australia, in which a vengeful policeman becomes embroiled in a feud with a vicious motorcycle gang. Principal photography took place in and around Melbourne, Australia, and lasted six weeks.

The film initially received a polarized reception upon its release in April 1979, although it won three AACTA Awards and attracted a cult following, while its critical reputation has grown since. The film earned more than $100 million worldwide in gross revenue. It held the Guinness record for most profitable film from 1980-1999 and has been credited for further opening up the global market to Australian New Wave films. The film became the first in a series, giving rise to the sequels Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Beyond Thunderdome (1985), and Fury Road (2015).

Movie Info

Budget

$300,000

Box Office

$8,773,197

Tags

Action Hero, Australia, Baby, Biker, Bridge, Chain, Collection: Mad Max, Cult, Cult Film, Dark, Dystopia, Exploding Car, Good Versus Evil, Journey/Travel, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Gang, Partner, Revenge, Truck, Villain

Attributes

Narrative Location: Australia
Subject: anomie, gang, revenge, societal collapse

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Bolides hurlants
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Çılgın Max
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Interceptor
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Išprotejęs Maksas
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Mad Max
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Mad Max - As Motos da Morte
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Mad Max - Salvajes de autopista
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Mad Max: Loco Max
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Mad Max: O ekdikitis tis nyhtas
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Pobesneli Max
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Pobesneli Max: Cestni bojevnik
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Pobješnjeli Max
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Šialený Max
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Šílený Max
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Μαντ Μαξ: Ο εκδικητής της νύχτας
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Безумный Макс
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Лудият Макс
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Скажений Макс
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مد مکس
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मैड मैक्स
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マッドマックス
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マッドマックス:1979
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疯狂的麦克斯
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衝鋒追魂手
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迷霧追魂手
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매드 맥스
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매드 맥스 1
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매드맥스
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