Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 (1981)

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Corrected entry: When Max and the gyro captain come back to the gyrocopter after Max leaves the compound, Max puts a bullet he finds into his shotgun. During the ensuing conversation Max threatens the gyro cap. He atempts to holster the gun, but misses horribly, and while the gyro captain is flapping about "aerodynamics", Max ad libs "shut up, shut up" and points the gun that was supposed to holstered.

Correction: How do you know Mel Gibson wasnt supposed to do this? Even if it was just an ad-lib, it's still not really a mistake, as it's covered up quite nicely and adds a little flavor to the scene.


Corrected entry: When Wez pulls the arrow out oh his arm, he puts it back in the quiver. However when he puts it back in it has no blood on it, and no arrow head as well.


Correction: If you look closely at the arrow there is indeed blood smeared on the arrow shaft, and as far as the "head" there is no removeable head for the arrow but it is sharpened to a point.

Corrected entry: The introduction states that Max's wife and child were killed by Toecutter's gang. His wife was crippled, but she survived the attack.


Correction: While the wife was not killed on the highway, the scene at the hospital indicates that the injuries she suffered were so severe that she would not have lived for long.

Corrected entry: When Max sends the feral kid out on the hood to retrieve the shotgun shells, Wez springs up and grabs his hand: however, prior to this, we see an aerial view of the truck making a u-turn, and Wez is nowhere in sight.

Correction: Wez cannot be seen cause he is under the truck at the time. This is why he has blood all over his face when he springs up.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: In the beginning narration, the narrators says "...and it was in this wasteland that he learned to live again" (Max). However, by the end of the movie, it seems to be a pretty strong message that Max hasn't changed at all, and is no better than the rouges that he was fighting.


Correction: The narrator meant learned to live again as a fighter just like in the first film, not as a human. Max may never regain his soul but his fighting skills are pretty strong here.

Gavin Jackson

Corrected entry: Starting with the wounded Papagello, he remarks, "Just get them organised. We're moving out tonight." It's obvious this happens around dusk (let's say, 6:00pm). Now, this opens a bunch of plot problems: (A) the mechanics get 12 hours to complete their repairs. This makes moving out no earlier than 6:00am. (B) Max juices up and drives out at dawn; it took him all night to leave? Seems he couldn't wait to leave. (C) Max gets chased, crashes, gets rescued, then offers to drive the truck while it's still daylight. The "refinery squatters" don't leave until the NEXT morning. So, instead of "leaving tonight", they end up leaving much later than Papagello's original order. Summary - Papagello never corrects his original estimation. (00:54:11)

Correction: This is all true...but not really a mistake. As anyone knows when you get a bunch of people together and make some kind of plan, it will 99% of the time never go as planned. Papagello was probably just trying to be hard on them, and get them into motion, knowing full well it wouldnt take them that short of a time (pretty standard practice from officers or foremen or anyone in a position of leadership). I mean...say they're not ready to leave on schedule, what's he going to do? Just fly out the doors into combat against raving raiders unprepared, and with his main decoy not in working order?


Corrected entry: What's the matter with Papagallo in the end? Just before Humongous closes in for kill right behind him, he shouts to Feral Kid (who's still of course in the tanker's cabin with Max): "Come on, kid. It's all over." and so on, though all around him there are still numerous marauders alive and well, let alone the Big Boss, Humongous, his killer.


Correction: He understood the tanker was a decoy. He may have decided that enough time had elapsed for the rest of the compound to make their escape. He could have been getting ready to break away from the tanker and wanted to take the kid with him.

Corrected entry: When Max gets out of the Interceptor at the end of the opening chase and runs back to the truck, look at his belt - he has a small axe attached to it, directly in the middle with the handle hanging straight down, which would make it impossible for him to sit in the car.

Correction: True, but how do you know he didn't put it there just after his boots are shown hitting the road?

Movie Nut

Correction: Continuous scene of his boots hitting the ground and running back at no point does he stop to put it there.

Corrected entry: Look closely at the car which is wrecked right in front of the gate as Max enters the compound, it's the landau that flipped upside down in the opening chase, minus the supercharger that was sticking out of its hood, but the hole for the charger is still there.


Correction: It's not hard to believe the raiders recovered the wreck in the day or more since the crash and have used it in the interim in some fashion that ended with it lying near the fortress. Not really a mistake unless the car were shown fresh and undamaged as if this scene were filmed before the crash scene shown earlier.


No. When Max goes back to the site to recover the truck, the wrecked Landau is still there. The only explanation is that there were two identical vehicles and Humungus' gang have lost both; one to the refinery/fortress and one to Max.

Corrected entry: During the final chase scene, the tanker that Max is driving has its driver's door pulled off. As the camera pans to the side you can clearly see the crew member - most likely the stunt co-ordinator - crouched down by the passenger seat.

Correction: When the door is torn off, the camera pans to the left so that the semi leaves the shot at right. At no point during the shot is any portion of any person other than Max visible in the semi's cab, even when checking frame-by-frame.


Corrected entry: When Max is driving the semi back to the compound, Wez shoots the tires out. In the next scene though, the tires are fine.


Correction: The next scene takes place the following day, after the mechanics in the compound have had 12 hours (and more) to make repairs on the truck. Which, of course, would have included replacing the lost tires.


Corrected entry: Mad Max's V8 interceptor is actually a Ford Falcon Coupe XB GT. The turbine sticking out the hood is just a decoration, powered by an electric motor. The engine sound that you can hear in the movie is not of this car.

Correction: If you want to argue along these lines, that's not Mad Max, it's Mel Gibson, and there is no Lord Humungous, just some big guy in a hockey mask. But in the movie, those actors play those characters, and the Ford Falcon is dressed up to play "the last of the V8 Interceptors."

Corrected entry: When the Gyro Captain is threatening Max with his crossbow, look at where his left hand is placed. If he actually fired the crossbow, it might very well break a few of his fingers.


Correction: Quite possibly, yes, but the Gyro Captain has never struck me as an overly smart or capable guy, so one could simply take this as in-character behaviour rather than a mistake. It's not like it creates a situation that Max could take advantage of - if the Gyro Captain looses that bolt, it's still in Max's brain, broken fingers or not.

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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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The Gyro Captain: No! It's my snake, I trained it, I'm going to eat it! I got a recipe for snake. Delicious. Fricassee of reptile. You are what you eat.

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Trivia: The logo on the tank truck is "7 Sisters Oil", reference to a conspiracy theory, popular before OPEC-conspiracy theories took over, that Standard Oil and six other companies controlled the world oil market and bought up and suppressed 200-MPG carburetor and so on to keep oil prices up. Source

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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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