Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981, AUS) C-95m. SCOPE *** D: George Miller. Starring Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps, Vernon Wells, Kjell Nilsson, Emil Minty. Outstanding sequel to MAD MAX (1979) surpasses the original in many ways. Policeman Gibson has turned into a loner, a Road Warrior, who is constantly on the search for fuel, which has become more precious than water in the post-apocalyptic world. He reluctantly agrees to help a group of survivors defend their fuel supply against a band of scavenging lunatics. More epic in scope, grandly filmed in widescreen, this science-fiction action extravanganza made many people discover the first film and rightfully has a place in film history. Great score by Brian May. Released in the United States as THE ROAD WARRIOR. Followed by MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985).


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