Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 (1981)

81 mistakes

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Visible crew/equipment: When Wez rips the door off the tanker you can see a crouched crew member next to Max. This has been disputed but it is there, watch underneath the steering wheel just after Wez starts shouting "Go! Go! Go!". (01:19:05)

Jack Vaughan
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Continuity mistake: When the rear window of the semi is smashed, you can see in the very next shot that the chain of Wez's ball mace is already hanging from the ceiling to Max's right, long before Wez even starts swinging it and leaves it hanging there after he is killed.

RJR99SS
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Revealing mistake: When the tanker crashes at the end the driver is clearly wearing a crash helmet.

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Continuity mistake: After his crash, Max is hiding behind a rock. He draws his shotgun out, and you can see he has no glove on his right hand. Then the interceptor explodes, and he shields his face with his right hand, which now has a glove on it.

RJR99SS
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Continuity mistake: When Max sneaks up on the raider who's sitting at the wrecked dune buggy with the dying woman and man, look at the crossbow on the ground. At first it's unloaded. Then when the raider sees Max, he reaches for it and it's suddenly loaded and ready to fire.

RJR99SS
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Continuity mistake: When Max's interceptor rolls down the hill, on its last roll you can see one of the fuel doors pop open (which should actually set off the booby trap and cause the car to explode). When Toadie arrives to look at the tanks, both the doors are now closed.

RJR99SS
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Visible crew/equipment: In the famous stunt scene where the motorcycle driver flips end over end, you can see the blue pad the stunt driver is supposed to land on. Only in the Widescreen version. Not visible in the full frame version. (01:21:50)

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Revealing mistake: When the gyro captain crashes, the rotor on the craft is already bent before it hits the ground.

RJR99SS
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Continuity mistake: Throughout the whole film, Max's interceptor has windshield wipers attached sometimes, and sometimes it doesn't. Probably because they were using more than one interceptor for the movie.

RJR99SS
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Visible crew/equipment: In the final truck chase scene, Wez shoots Warrior Woman with a quad-barrel arrow gun. In the shot where the arrows impact on her, a guide wire for one of the arrows (red-tailed one) is visible.

Continuity mistake: When Pappagallo has agreed to let Max drive the escape truck and the tanker is prepared to go, Warrior Woman is seen in her perch on top. In the very next shot (distance change) she is seen in the background just climbing to the top of the tanker. (Pan and scan misses this detail.)

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Continuity mistake: The one shot that shows Max's car approaching and colliding with the rear of the landau coupe in the opening chase scene is reversed. The car has one door mirror on the driver's side (right) but here we see the mirror on the left, as is the car's driver. The blower's belt is on the right side when it should be on the left. (00:05:30)

johnrosa

Other mistake: When Max is making his escape from the compound in the Interceptor, he turns on the blower to speed through the bad guys' camp. Here you can see everyone running at fast-forward speed.

Revealing mistake: When the gyro thing is in the air and that bloke grabs the snake you can clearly see that it is a rubber snake.

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Max is behind the landau just about to crash it (by activating the supercharger), the interceptor's custom front-end is already destroyed. Then Max accelerates the car and the custom front-end is intact again, to finally be destroyed in the crash.

Victor De La Torre
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Factual error: There's no way the gyro helicopter could carry 2 men and four jerrycans of petrol across a desert. It is only built for one person and would never lift off. And where would they put the second person and petrol anyway?

Gavin Jackson

Deliberate mistake: When Max opens the dog food, the lid should be all jagged because of the type of can opener he uses, but when dog and the gyro captain have the can the lid is cut smoothly. This was done so dog didn't get cut whilst eating out of the can.

Visible crew/equipment: In the initial chase of the semi, as we see the view from the Gyro copter viewpoint, just before the semi turns, the camera and operator are plainly visible in the buggy behind the motorcycle.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: When the warrior woman cuts the bikers throat who is trying to grab the woman through the side window of the van its obvious that the knife does not even touch the mans throat, its positioned at his chest and she doesn't even cut the clothing he's wearing.

Jack Vaughan

Factual error: Mad Max turns on his engine blower with a switch. The blower in Max's car is driven by a belt attached to the engine itself. The only way to turn it off is to turn off the engine. It is possible to put the blower on an electric motor, but turning it off would simply shut off the oxygen and fuel, both of which are pretty important in an internal-combustion engine.

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Suggested correction: Switch-controlled superchargers are real devices, for example the commonly used Toyota SC12 and SC14. They use an electrically controlled magnetic clutch to engage or disengage the pulley. When such devices are disengaged (off), a bypass valve on the air intake redirects air around the supercharger via some extra plumbing. Also, fuel doesn't go through the supercharger - it happens below the supercharger stack as normal (in the carburettor or via fuel injection directly in the cylinder head), so that part of the entry is also wrong. For the Interceptor in the movie, it's true that the Weiand supercharger isn't set up this way. It's all fake for convenience - just a hollow shell with a regular carburettor inside. The switchable effect is simulated through the use of a small water pump connected to the front of the blower drive shaft, driven by a tiny electric motor under the hood. But there is no technical limitation to having a real supercharger controlled with a switch, just like Toyota's SC14.

Max: I got all I need here.
Papagallo: You don't have a future. I could offer you that.

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Trivia: When Max opens the Semi's door, a dead body falls out. This body is actually the same "eye popping" dummy that was used at the end of Mad Max 1.

RJR99SS
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Question: It appears that the boomerang would have had to spin in the opposite direction to kill the blonde guy the way it did. Am I looking at this the right way or is my limited knowledge of aerodynamics totally backwards?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: The filmmakers obviously didn't research the intricate logistics of aerodynamics of how a boomerang is thrown. It simply looked cool leaving the kid's hand and killing the blonde guy the way it did.

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