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Directed by George Miller • 1979 • Australia
Starring Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Filled with eye-popping stunts and charged with adrenaline, George Miller’s action classic MAD MAX proved wildly influential in its vision of a ruthless postapocalyptic future. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, a vicious motorcycle gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max (Mel Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max’s best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for—revenge!