MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR
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MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR

AUSTRALIANS & HOLLYWOOD – MAD MAX-A-THON
Sat
22
Sat Jan 22 3:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
96 Mins
1981|DCP|Australia|D: George Miller  

After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders.  
 
Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Michael Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group's reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders. 
 
Mad Max 2 is a standard-bearer for successful sequels and one of the greatest action movies of all time. Released in Australia at Christmas 1981, it was to that date the most expensive Australian film ever made.  
 
An enormous success at home and abroad, Mad Max 2 quickly became the highest-grossing Australian film worldwide (a record it held until the release of Crocodile Dundee in 1986). Director George Miller didn't just expand on the world and mythology of Mad Max (1979), he arguably created a recognisable post-apocalyptic genre in film with a long-lasting impact. 
 
‘Exhilarating entertainment  and a textbook for sophisticated, popular moviemaking’ – TIME Magazine 
 
This title is held in the NFSA collection. 
 
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