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.

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.

Mad Max mistake picture

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: 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.

Mad Max mistake picture

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.

luchador

Mad Max mistake picture

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)

Pat Patterson Premium member

Continuity mistake: During the bikers destroying the Chevy Bel Air, the front headlights are damaged. Some cuts later, the front headlights get destroyed again.

Continuity mistake: The weather changes several times during the bikers destroying the Chevy Bel Air.

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.

Mad Max mistake picture

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)

johnrosa

Continuity mistake: After Roop drives the police car through the trailer, Charlie in the passenger seat leans back and you see a neck injury. Look at Roop and you notice he is wearing a black jacket, but then only shorts as he reports the incident on the radio.

Continuity mistake: In the kitchen scene early in the movie as Max is leaving to meet Goose, the camera briefly zooms in on his infant son in the floor playing near his clothing/equipment. The child is playing with his service revolver! When the camera pulls back to take in the full room again, there's no sign of the gun. (00:14:43)

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.

Movie Nut

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.

Movie Nut

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.

ozwal13

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

More mistakes in Mad Max

Fifi: They say people don't believe in heroes anymore. Well damn them! You and me, Max, we're gonna give them back their heroes.
Max: Ah, Fif. Do you really expect me to go for that crap?
Fifi: You gotta admit I sounded good there for a minute, huh?

More quotes from Mad Max

Trivia: Due to budget constraints, the only real leather costume was Mel Gibson's.

More trivia for Mad Max

Question: Whatever happened to the 2 cops from the beginning that were in the March hare pursuit vehicle? We never see them again after the beginning. Did they die when their car overturned or what?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Yes, they died. One of the other MFP officers says after the crash that "they're wasted".

More questions & answers from Mad Max

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.