R | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich community escape a horde of bandits.
Mel Gibson called Vernon Wells "Barometer Bum" because of the outfit he was wearing for the role of Wez. When Wells butt cheeks went purple on set, they'd sent everyone into the bus so they could warm up.
My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos... ruined dreams... this wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called "Max." To understand who he was, you have to go back to ...
When the pink Desoto skids to a halt outside the refinery gate and gets torched, it's riding on oversized truck tires mounted on shiny chrome wheels. Every time it's visible on-screen after it explodes, it's wearing normal car tires with plain stamped-steel wheels.
Slightly censored when first released in the US, but released uncut abroad. The uncut version has several more seconds of Wez pulling the arrow out of his arm, and a few more seconds of Wez' partner lying on the ground with the boomerang embedded in his head. This footage was restored to the US Blu-Ray release.
AUD 847,220 (Australia) (31 December 1981)