Mad Max

Continuity mistake: When Goose crashes his motorbike, he lands on his front. The previous shot shows him falling back-first.

Continuity mistake: When Goose is ambushed by the bikers, one of them throws a brake drum through the windshield of his car, making Goose lose control and crash. As the car begins rolling down the hill, you can clearly see a silver-helmeted stunt driver falling across the front seat bench.

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Continuity mistake: When Max has stolen the Interceptor and is closing in on the bikers for the first time, there's a sequence of shots showing the bikers and the approaching Interceptor. They're on a two-lane road surrounded by trees. Cut to Max turning on the car's blower and shifting gears. Then we see him dive into the bikers; but the whole scenery has changed. The road is now narrow and there are no trees around.

Continuity mistake: In the opening chase sequence, the Nightrider is being chased by two Main Force Patrol (MFP) cars (the bright yellow, red and blue ones). In one scene the stolen car driven by the Nightrider and one of the pursuit cars are side by side (they past either side of a small child standing in the road. In the following shot there is a point of view shot of the road ahead which shows a yellow/red/blue car lying on its roof in the road in front the caravan. This vanishes in the next shot when the lead MFP car hits the telephone box and rolls but reappears seconds later as the second MFP car (with the smashed in nose) goes through the caravan.

Continuity mistake: When Goose is leaving for his final ride, he burns rubber, leaving a long, black mark on the road. As the shot changes to Johnny the Boy, Goose can be seen in the background, but the mark on the road has disappeared. It's the same street, same place, you can tell it by the details on the walls of the buildings in the scene.

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Continuity mistake: Just in time for the impact, the semi truck that kills Toe Cutter instantly has a large metal shield in front, painted to look like the actual front of the truck seen moments earlier. It even has all the lights painted to appear as if they are lit up.

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Continuity mistake: After Max and his family reach Aunt May's house, Jessie decides to go down to the beach. As she walks toward Max, working on the Holden, she's wearing sandals. She walks around the van and is now wearing sheep skin boots. Yet, as she walks off, she is now wearing sandals again. (01:02:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Max is lying on the road towards the end of the movie, his right arm is stretched and he's trying to reach for his gun; then in the next shot, his arm is in the air and he's stretching it towards the gun.

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Continuity mistake: During the opening chase sequence, one police car (March Hare) is behind Nightrider while another (Big Bopper) is on another roadway attempting to join the chase. Big Bopper is wearing an air dam beneath the front bumper, while March Hare is not. But for a few shots, we see March Hare does have an air dam. It is seen when March Hare is first shown from the front, in the distance behind Nightrider, then again when both Hare and Bopper are shown right behind Nightrider as they approach the boy in the road. It is also present when Big Booper spins and we see March Hare pass, viewed through Bopper's windshield. (00:03:10 - 00:07:10)


Continuity mistake: When the first car crashes at the start the bonnet is hanging off, one of the policeman pulls it off and it lands on the ground upside down, when the car pulls away the bonnet is now the right way up.

Continuity mistake: As the cop car slides after missing the running felon, the car is shown hitting the sign post, smashing a blue light, then the city names are seen, then the sliding car is hitting the sign post again, and again smashing the blue light.

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Continuity mistake: When the semi that kills Toe Cutter is seen, the flat, painted shield it suddenly sports for the stunt is gone as Max rolls by after Toe Cutter is killed.

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Continuity mistake: Before Max gets hurt by the bikers, he walks out from his car and stands some feet away from it, then he shoots one biker and stands up, but he is now further from the car.


Continuity mistake: When the bikers get Max's baby the sun changes in every shot.


Continuity mistake: When Max gets shot by the bikers the sun changes in every shot.


Continuity mistake: When Goose has an accident on his bike the sun changes between shots.


Continuity mistake: In the opening chase sequence, while the Nightrider is being chased by two Main Force Patrol, the sun changes in almost every shot.


Continuity mistake: When the Toecutter is talking to Johnny The Boy at the beach, the man behind in the army style overcoat has his hand in and out of his pocket, depending on the angle.

Continuity mistake: When Max first gets in his car at the start, he listens to the chase on the radio and we see the reflection in his sunglasses showing the bonnet of the car, a yellow road sign, and what looks like a white single decker bus/coach (could be the film crew bus). When he pulls away, none of those things are there. He drives down the road and pulls up, waiting for the Nightrider to appear, and we see the same reflection in the close up to his sunglasses again - sign, bus/coach and bonnet, but the road in front is clear.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the opening chase, when the police car flips over, just before this you can see the stunt driver in the car and the passenger is missing, not even replaced by a dummy.

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Visible crew/equipment: You can see the string that pulls Bubba off the bike when Max shoots him. (01:19:41)

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Max: I just can't get it clear in my head, Jess. He was so full of living, you know? He ran a franchise on it. Now there's nothing. And here I am trying to put sense to it, when I know there isn't any.

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Trivia: Amongst the taunts that the Nightrider shouts to the police on the CB is a verse of the song "Rocker" by AC/DC.

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