Friday, March 15, 2013

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

1981 Post-Apocalyptic Action Film

Director: George Miller

Writer: Terry Hayes, George Miller & Brian Hannant

Cinematography: Dean Semler

Running time: 95 minutes

Country: Australia

Tagline: Only one man can make the difference

Mel Gibson as "Mad" Max Rockatansky
Bruce Spence as the Gyro Captain
Emil Minty as the Feral Kid
Michael Preston as Pappagallo
Virginia Hey as the Warrior Woman
Kjell Nilsson as The Humungus
Vernon Wells as Wez
Max Phipps as the Toadie
Arkie Whiteley as The Captain's Girl
Moira Claux as Big Rebecca
David Downer as Nathan

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

  1. Saturn Award-Best International Film-Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  2. AFI Award-Best Achievement in Costume Design-Norma Moriceau-Australian Film Institute
  3. AFI Award-Best Achievement in Editing-David Stiven, Tim Wellburn, Michael Balson, Christopher Plowright & George Miller-Australian Film Institute
  4. AFI Award-Best Achievement in Production Design-Graham 'Grace' Walker- Australian Film Institute
  5. AFI Award-Best Achievement in Sound-Roger Savage, Bruce Lamshed, Byron Kennedy, Lloyd Carrick, Marc van Buuren, Penn Robinson & Andrew Steuart- Australian Film Institute
  6. AFI Award-Best Direction-George Miller-Australian Film Institute
  7. Grand Prize-George Miller-Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival
  8. LAFCA Award-Best Foreign Film-George Miller-Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Mel Gibson only had 16 lines of dialogue in the entire film, and two of them were: "I only came for the gasoline."



5 star out of 5 stars

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