18 certificateMad Max is a Film programme that first aired in 1979 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

Mad Max is a 4 star programme

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Mad Max (1979)

Directed by
George Miller

In nightmarish scenes, Australia's sun-baked highways are ruled by violent gangs who rob and terrorise the innocent. One victim is policeman Max Rockatansky (Mel Gibson). When Max killed their leader The Knight Rider, a murderous motorcycle gang led by the evil Toecutter killed his partner Jim Goose and murdered his wife and son. Max - now "Mad Max" - resorts to vigilante justice as he sets out to get his revenge on the motorcycle gang.

George Miller's low-budget 1979 cult-action drama brought Mel Gibson firmly into the limelight as a rising star, and was a huge hit, spawning two sequels. Produced on a wafer-thin budget, Mad Max made it into the Guinness Book of Records for achieving the highest profit-to-cost ratio of any movie (it cost approximately $400,000 to make and earnt more than $100 million at the box office). The minimal budget rarely shows. There's so much high-octane action going on here that it's a breath-taking ride. Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1979

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Image for Mel GibsonMel Gibson...'Mad' Max Rockatansky
Joanne Samuel...Jessie Rockatansky
Hugh Keays-Byrne...Toecutter
Steve Bisley...Jim Goose Main Force Patrol Officer
Tim Burns...Johnny the Boy
Roger Ward...Fifi Macaffee
Lisa Aldenhoven...Nurse
David Bracks...Mudguts
Bertrand Cadart...Clunk
David Cameron...Barry MFP Garage Mechanic
Robina Chaffey...Singer at Sugartown Nightclub
Stephen Clark...Sarse
Mathew Constantine...Toddler
Jerry Day...Ziggy
Reg Evans...Station Master