Mad Max chronicles a dystopian society where law and order have broken down. Ruling the landscape are competing motorcycle gangs that maraud across the countryside raping, stealing, and killing. Trying to stop them is the Main Force Patrol's best pursuer, "Mad" Max Rockatansky. Early in the film, he pursues Berserk gang member Crawford "Nightrider" Montizano until he crashes his motorcycle and dies. Nightrider's gang is not pleased that Max caused his death setting off a chain reaction of violence. The gang seeks vengeance by killing Max's best friend, wife, and baby. With nothing left to live for, Max decides to take the law into his own hands. He delivers vigilante justice without need for arrests or trials while sinking into a moral abyss.
Mad Max Rockatansky
Johnny the Boy
Production Budget - $650,000
Domestic Gross - $8,800,000 (47th)
Worldwide Gross - $100,000,000 (6th)
Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $28,608,765
Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $325,099,602
1. He rules the roads.
2. The Maximum Force of the Future.
3. The last law in a world gone out of control. Pray that he's out there somewhere.
4. When the gangs take over the highway... ...Remember he's on your side.
5. The Film That Started It All
Filming locations include:
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Breamlea, Victoria, Australia
Clunes, Victoria, Australia
Lorne, Victoria, Australia
Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
Laverton, Victoria, Australia
Little River, Victoria, Australia
Wallan, Victoria, Australia
Seaford, Victoria, Australia
Spotswood, Victoria, Australia
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Other Production Companies:
Roadshow Entertainment (AU distributor)
Columbia-EMI-Warner (UK distributor)