Mad Max

1979 - 88 minutes - Color - Mono - 2.35 : 1
US release date: May 9,1980
Kennedy Miller Productions, Crossroads, Mad Max Films
Budget: $650,000 (estimated)


A vision of an apocalyptic future set in the wastelands of Australia. Total social decay is just around the corner in this spectacular cheap budget gang orientated road movie, where the cops do their best to lay down the law and the outlaw gangs try their hardest to defy the system. Leather clad Max Rockatansky husband, father and cop turns judge, juror and executioner after his best friend, wife and baby are killed. Here we see the final days of normality of a man who had everything to live for, and his slip into the abyss of madness. Mad Max is the antihero on the road to vengeance and oblivion.


Mad Max Rockatansky - Mel Gibson
Jessie - Joanne Samuel
Toecutter - Hugh Keays-Byrne
Jim Goose - Steve Bisley
Johnny the Boy - Tim Burns
Fifi - Roger Ward
Nurse - Lisa Aldenhoven
Mudguts - David Bracks
Clunk - Bertrand Cadart
Underground Mechanic - David Cameron
Singer - Robina Chaffey
Sarse - Stephen Clark
Toddler - Mathew Constantine
Ziggy - Jerry Day
Station Master - Reg Evans
Diabando - Howard Eynon
Benno - Max Fairchild
Grinner - John Farndale




Director - George Miller

Writing credits

Screenplay - George Miller
Screenplay - James McCausland
Story - George Miller
Story - Byron Kennedy


Producer - Byron Kennedy
Associate producer - Bill Miller