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Mad Max (12-Apr-1979)

Director: George Miller

Writers: James McCausland; George Miller

Music Composed and Conducted by: Brian May

Producer: Byron Kennedy

Keywords: Action/Adventure, Nuclear War, Dystopian, Classic Car Chase, Australia, Motorcycle Gang, Explosions

Max Rockatansky works in the tattered remnants of the police force in the future Australian outback, where savage outlaw bikers rule the road. After he kills a gang leader, Toecutter and the other bikers murder his wife and 2-year-old son; Max will have his bloody revenge. First film of a new genre, the post-apocalyptic road film. Followed by The Road Warrior (1982).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mel Gibson
Actor
3-Jan-1956   Mad Max

CAST

Mel Gibson   ...   Max
Joanne Samuel   ...   Jessie
Roger Ward   ...   Fifi
Steve Bisley   ...   Jim Goose
Tim Burns   ...   Johnny the Boy
Hugh Keays-Byrne   ...   Toecutter
In alphabetical order
Lisa Aldenhoven   ...   Nurse
David Bracks   ...   Mudguts
Bertrand Cadart   ...   Clunk
David Cameron   ...   Underground Mechanic
Robina Chaffey   ...   Singer
Stephen Clark   ...   Sarse
Mathew Constantine   ...   Toddler
Jerry Day   ...   Ziggy
Reg Evans   ...   Station Master
Howard Eynon   ...   Diabando
Max Fairchild   ...   Benno
John Farndale   ...   Grinner
Peter Felmingham   ...   Senior Doctor
Sheila Florence   ...   May Swaisey
Nic Gazzana   ...   Starbuck
Hunter Gibb   ...   Lair
Vince Gil   ...   Nightrider
Andrew Gilmore   ...   Silvertongue
Jonathon Hardy   ...   Labatouche
Brendan Heath   ...   Sprog
Paul Johnstone   ...   Cundalini
Nick Lathouris   ...   Grease Rat
John Ley   ...   Charlie
Steve Millichamp   ...   Roop
Phil Motherwell   ...   Junior Doctor
George Novak   ...   Scuttle
Geoff Parry   ...   Bubba Zanetti
Lulu Pinkus   ...   Nightrider's Girl
Neil Thompson   ...   TV Newsreader
Billy Tisdall   ...   Midge
Gil Tucker   ...   People's Observer
Kim Sullivan   ...   Girl in Chevvy
with
John Arnold   ...  
Tom Broadbridge   ...  
Peter Culpan   ...  
Peter Ford   ...  
Clive Hearne   ...  
Telford Jackson   ...  
Kristine Kaman   ...  
Joan Letch   ...  
Kerry Miller   ...  
Janine Ogden   ...  
Di Trelour   ...  
Vernon Weaver   ...  
Paul Young   ...  
Brendan Young   ...  

REVIEWS

Review by SABatoge2002 (posted on 1-Mar-2005)

Did you know HOW Mel Gibson got this role? The night before the audition, Mr. Gibson was beated, harrased, and mugged by three drunks. The director was looking for someone that looked worn out, scraggly, and pretty much like crap.


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