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  Scifilm -- Reviews, MAD MAX (1979)
Max even recognizes the dehumanizing effects that those roads have on people when he says, "Any longer out on that road and I'm one of them." The tragedy of this character is that he desperately tries to resist the pull the roads have on him and in the end, is powerless to do so.
MAD MAX was the first movie produced in Australia to use widescreen and there's a good reason for it.
MAD MAX spawned many imitators (and two sequels) but none of the pretenders to MAX's throne were able to match the raw, visceral energy of this true original.
www.scifilm.org /reviews3/madmax.html   (2276 words)

 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (released in the U.S. in 1981 as The Road Warrior) was director George Miller's sequel to his 1979 film Mad Max.
Mad Max 2 was praised for its originality, visuals, costumes, revolutionary action sequences, and it helped to popularize the post-apocalyptic science fiction genre as referred to in later films and other works of fiction.
Max Rockatansky, the former police officer and vigilante, carried out the revenge killings of the motorcycle gang that caused the death of his infant son and wife (both events are depicted in the first film), and has now become a nomadic drifter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mad_Max_2   (2246 words)

The original Mad Max motorcycle has experienced many ¼ mile passes in search of optimizing the full potential of the V-Max motorcycle at the same time maintaining all the accessories for complete street legal riding.
The original Mad Max bike has experienced everything from a normally aspirated, chain-drive 9 second quarter mile runner, to a super-charged, fuel injected, nitrous oxide assisted pro-street monster.
Mad Max Enterprises’ relentless pursuit of V-Max performance, has led to the development of the new Mad Max turbo system.
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 Mad Max - Synopsis - Moviefone
Max has seen too many innocents and fellow officers murdered by the bomb's savage offspring, bestial marauding bikers for whom killing, rape, and looting is a way of life.
Despite an obviously low budget and a plot reminiscent of many spaghetti Westerns, Mad Max is tremendously exciting, thanks to some of the most spectacular road stunts ever put on film.
Trivia buffs should note that Max's car is a 1973 Ford Falcon GT Coupe with a 300 bhp 351C V8 engine, customized with the front end of a Ford Fairmont and other modifications.
movies.aol.com /movie/mad-max/6851/synopsis   (312 words)

 Mad Max - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The beginning of the film only hints that the story takes place "a few years from now" but it is obviously set in a society that is suffering from a prolonged fuel shortage and a dystopic state which has resulted in a breakdown of civil order.
Max once again dons his police outfit and takes the Pursuit Special on a mission to avenge the death of his family.
Max's yellow Interceptor was a 1974 Ford Falcon XB sedan (previously, a Melbourne police car) with a 351C Cleveland V8 engine with many other modifications.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mad_Max   (1487 words)

 OZ CINEMA.com : Reviews : Mad Max (1979)
Just as the Australian nation originated from a haphazard blend of nationalities and cultures that found unity in their differences, Miller's work combines the most effective elements of a number of cinematic genres and visual styles in creating a raw and chaotic yet, in some way, harmonious balance to offset the film's unbalanced narrative.
As a result of this, Mad Max took more at the box office in Australia than Star Wars (1977) and found a place in the Guinness Book of Records as having obtained the highest cost-to-profit ratio of any feature film.
Max represents the normality within each of us that, when upset by some sharp bend in the road (or the death of his friend and family members), triggers a transformation.
www.ozcinema.com /reviews/m/madmax.html   (1110 words)

 Science Fiction Movie and TV Reviews
Max is torn between the adrenaline-laced life guarding the highways with his best friend, Goose (Bisley), and a more normal life with his wife, Jessie (Samuel) and their young son.
Max's two worlds collide with tragic consequences when he and Goose run afoul of a particularly vicious gang led by the Toecutter (Keays-Bearne).
When Mad Max was released in the United States, however, it was rather infamously dubbed into "American" English to get rid of the Australian slang and accents.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue247/screen3.html   (809 words)

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I believe that Mad Max was therapy of sorts for George Miller, and Byron Kennedy.
Mad Max is an excellent movie, but the sequel astounds as a movie superior in all respects.
Mad Max II (or The Road Warrior, in America) is set in the postnuclear future.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Corridor/3377/Max.htm   (1313 words)

 MAD Newton and MAD Max
It is based on MAD Newton, a port of Robert Leslie's excellent MAD MP3 decoder to the Newton and plays MP3 files and Icecast or Shoutcast MP3 streams.
MAD Max is a NewtApp based program and is similar to other NewtApp programs such as Dates or Names.
When files are put away, MAD Max uses the ID3 tag data in the file to set the artist, album and title fields of the track.
www.40hz.org /MADNewton   (834 words)

 Mad Max (1979)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Max Rockatansky is a policeman in the near future who is tired of his job and wants out, so he can spend time with his wife and baby son.
Then Max's world is shattered as a gang led by the evil Toecutter murders his family in retaliation for the death of one of its members.
Max's wife Jesse (Joanne Samuel) loves Max a lot and the movie clearly shows this through her performance.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0079501   (1295 words)

 Mad Max
Max and his best friend and fellow cop Jim Goose come across the couple after the crime is done and catch one of the bikers, Johnny the boy.
Max gets his leather police uniform out of storage, heads back to the police HQ (called the Halls of Justice....isn't that where the Super friends lived?) and roars off in "The last of the V-8's".
Mad Max is a cult classic and it deserves to be one.
www.badmovieplanet.com /inferno/archives/madmax.html   (1203 words)

 Mad Max: Special Edition (1979)
Miller introduced Max in an especially provocative manner that kept him a mystery until the right moment; it’s a great introduction that made the first section of the film quite compelling.
Mad Max merits a look as a groundbreaker, but I don’t think it’s held up tremendously well as a film.
Mad Max appears in both an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 and in a fullscreen version on this DVD-14; the widescreen image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /madmax.shtml   (2091 words)

 Mad Max - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mad Max is an Australian apocalyptic science fiction film starring Mel Gibson which was first released in Australia in 1979, and internationally in 1980.
The gang runs down Max's wife and son, leaving their crushed bodies lying in the middle of the road.
Eight years later the duo created Mad Max, with the assistance of first time screen writer James McCausland (who appears in the film as the bearded man in an apron in front of the diner).
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Mad_Max   (1497 words)

 moviefans.de !!! Mad Max...
Auch in den Fortsetzungen "Mad Max 2 - Der Vollstrecker" (1981) und "Mad Max 3 - Jenseits der Donnerkuppel" (1985)...
He was twenty one when he first played Mad Max and he’s now in his fifties Also I think he’s much more interested in what’s happening behind camera than in front.
There’ve been rumours that "Mad Max 4" might be pushed back even more, and now with an announcement in The Hollywood Reporter that Director George Miller is about to start work on a different flick altogether - it seems almost certain.
www.moviefans.de /madmax   (2041 words)

 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was a 1985 film, the second sequel to the action movie Mad Max.
Entity recognizes Max as a resourceful (if disposable) fighter, and strikes a deal with him to provoke a duel with and kill Blaster in the "Thunderdome," a gladiatorial-esque arena where conflicts are resolved, turning what is arguably a political assassination into a lawful act.
Max and the children free him, but alert the guards, and a frenetic chase ensues, ending at the hideout of the recurring "pilot" character.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Mad_Max_Beyond_Thunderdome   (1379 words)

 White Panic or, Mad Max and the Sublime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Mad Max, apocalypse is present as a potential of the spectator's present; the film always begins 'a few years from now', in a world a little worse than the one we know, and ends, some time later, with Max en route to a world worse again.
Mad Max is not the only film to have made me flee the cinema (at a blundering run quite unlike the lucid 'walking out' that signifies distaste), but it is easily the most memorable; the first time, I didn't make it through Jess's headlong flight through the bush.
Max himself is a waverer, afraid of becoming one of the crazies he is meant to control – which is exactly what he needs to do.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/01/18/mad_max.html   (9410 words)

 Mad Max 2 (1981)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After the enormous success of "Mad Max" in 1979, it was predictable that a sequel would follow.
In fact, two sequels followed, and the first of these is "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior".
I would say that "Mad Max 2" is quite possibly the greatest film to come out of Australia.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0082694   (562 words)

 Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Movie -The 80s Rewind «
Max Rochtansky (Gibson), better known to the world as Mad Max, was once a macho cop who, alongside his partner, always got the dirtiest jobs done.
Mad Max 2 opens with a powerful narrated montage of apocalyptic images detailing the demise of a society based upon greed and fossil fuels.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior was filmed on loactions in the areas of Silverton and Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
www.fast-rewind.com /madmax2.htm   (1354 words)

 Mad Max 3, Beyond Thunderdome
This movie was supposed to launch her big acting career, but the only thing she did after "Mad Max" where she wasn't playing herself was the The Last Action Hero in '93.
The first one, "Mad Max," came out in 1979 and was huge box-office hit everywhere except America and Canada, 'cause when they released it here they did a bad job and practically nobody saw it.
Max leads his pilgrims to safety and remains in the wilds, the warrior used and discarded by the forces of progress.
www.angelfire.com /mn/nn/MadMax3.html   (3585 words)

 Mad Max 4
There have actually been stories about Mad Max 4 for several years now, if you want to read those older articles and rumours as well, they are archived on two sub-pages: Rumours from 1998 to 2000; and Rumours from 1998 back.
According to moviehole.net, Australian actress Georgie Shew is in talks for a role in Mad Max 4.
Showbiz' question of the day is 'Are you interested in another Mad Max sequel' - see their web site at http://www.canoe.ca/Jam/home.html, the survey is on the right of the page, half way down.
www.madmaxmovies.com /films/madmax4   (1795 words)

 Mad Max
While traveling in the desert in his camel-drawn vehicle, Max is overtaken by a small methane-powered plane flown by the freewheeling bandit Jedediah and his son.
Max manages to survive until he comes to a sign that points towards "Hope," which in turn leads him to the city of Bartertown.
Max Worrall is not the only extra to have come to his part in a rather unusual way.
www.lofficier.com /madmax.htm   (3507 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Gibson 'makes Mad Max return'
Mel Gibson is to return as apocalyptic road warrior Mad Max in a role that could make him $25m (£16.3m), according to reports.
The last Mad Max film was Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, which was in 1985.
Mad Max is the tale of a law enforcement officer, "Mad" Max Rockatansky, who battles motorcycle gangs in a post-nuclear apocalypse Australia.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/2561391.stm   (353 words)

 Amazon.ca: Mad Max: DVD: George Miller,Steve Bisley,David Bracks,Tim Burns,David Cameron,Reg Evans,Max Fairchild,Sheila ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
MGM has thankfully released Mad Max the way it was meant to be seen on DVD, with the original Australian language track restored in place of the dubbed American accents that were infamously incorporated into the film for years on home video and television.
Max is a member of a fl leather-clad police force in an unspecified future.
It's Max that is after them for incidentally (to the KnightRider's cause) killing Max's child and wife, both of whom the gang coincidentally met up with while the family of Max (and Max too) were faraway on a vacation!
www.amazon.ca /Mad-Max-George-Miller/dp/B000BX0VQY   (1733 words)

 Mad Max & the Maccabees
Mad Max will be replaced by Mad at Max.
Secular critics will be mad at Gibson because there's no way to film accurately the story of the Maccabees without lots of violence.
Then, to top things off, virtually everyone in the world will be mad at Mel Gibson because, given the state of affairs in the Middle East, a movie that dramatizes violence between Syria and Israel may not be altogether helpful.
www.markdroberts.com /htmfiles/resources/madmaxmaccabees.htm   (2526 words)

 Amazon.com: Mad Max: DVD: George Miller (II),Mel Gibson,Joanne Samuel,Hugh Keays-Byrne,Steve Bisley,Tim Burns,Roger ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mad Max sets the standard for the sequals and truly gives us a man gone mad by the loss of loved ones at the hands of not just the bikers, but the decay of life as we know it.
Mad Max is a Classic, so Warner Brothers needs to get a move on with that remastered version (you know they won the rights to it) so people can see the original Mad Max in all its glory!....G'day!
MAD MAX will always be known as the film that made Mel Gibson an international star.
www.amazon.com /Mad-Max-George-Miller-II/dp/6305075379   (2423 words)

 Mad Max Online - Home to the original Mad Max movie
This website exists as a point of contact between you, the fans, and the Mad Max community – the talented cast and crew, who came together in 1977 to create a movie that still excites to this day.
In the coming months, we will be showcasing some rare Mad Max memorabilia in our Museum, in addition to the 25th Anniversary Commemorative Badge and the autographed Toecutter Gang and Crew photographs listed for sale now in our online Shop.
This website (including all images and text) is ©copyright 2005-2006 Macau Light Company, except for the images from Mad Max, which are copyright Kennedy Miller Pty Ltd, and are reproduced here with their kind permission.
www.madmaxonline.com   (160 words)

 eBay - Product Info - eBay - DVD: Mad Max   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mad Max is a must see if your interested in the Mad Max Trilogy.
This is the first in the trilogy, and shows you why Max is Mad.
But Mad Max was a rather odd purchase for me to begin with, and my neglect might have been for more than the.
product.ebay.com /Mad-Max_W0QQfvcsZ1177QQsoprZ3106545   (628 words)

 Mad Max - Products
The "Mad Max" chain-drive conversion is a very comprehensive package with an easily removable counter shaft sprocket, that has been engineered and tested through many years of development.
The new "Mad Max belt-drive option will let you take advantage of the weight savings and power efficiency of chain-drive, with the added benefit of smooth, maintenance free riding.
Mad Max Enterprises are experts in "max"imizing the true performance potential of your V-Max.
www.madmax.com /products.html   (734 words)

 George Miller Planning 'Mad Max' Prequel Without Mel Gibson :: Hollywood.com (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
HOLLYWOOD - Mad Max director George Miller is set to make a fourth movie about the apocalyptic road warrior, but this one won't feature Mel Gibson.
The actor starred in Miller's three previous Mad Max movies--the last being Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome in 1985--but he won't be a part of the fourth and final installment.
At that point, Miller reveals, Gibson was onboard to reprise his most famous character--but now the moviemaker is looking for a new Mad Max.
www.hollywood.com.cob-web.org:8888 /news/detail/id/3579727   (252 words)

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