Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 (1981)

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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.

Visible crew/equipment: In the final crash between the Humongous and Max, as the debris of the smaller vehicle flies around, you can see it's a stunt driver because of the helmet he wore.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the dog rolls over after Max opens the dog food can, you can see the lower leg and foot of one of the crew wearing a thong/sandal on the rock to the left of the Gyrocaptain's head. The dog looks backwards in that direction towards the end of the shot and seems to be given a command to get up, so it may be the dog's handler staying close. (00:16:36)

Continuity mistake: When the Gyro Captain tells Max to lose the iron the camera pans around Max and there is white paint on his black shoulder pad. We cut to The Gyro Captain dancing and then cut back to Max - the white paint is gone and it looks like wet sand is in its place.

Continuity mistake: When Max carries the fuel cans one of them has a rolled up cloth in one acting as a bung, this disappears between shots, replaced with a cap. All the caps change shape between shots as well.

Continuity mistake: When Max catches up with The Gyro Captain and he flies him to the truck the 4 fuel cans are nowhere to be seen. These cans are instrumental in getting the truck back.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the opening chase Max gets out of his car and runs back to the crashed car, if you look at the sign on the left at the bottom there are two large rocks supporting the legs and one in the middle. From the front looking at Max the the two rocks have disappeared and the one in the middle has moved to the right leg.

Continuity mistake: When the cars leave the compound and are chased down, Max and the Gyro Captain watch the following events unfold from the hillside. Max takes the telescope from the Gyro Captain and looks at the compound, outside in front of the ditch is a pink four door sedan, but when Max walks to the entrance the sedan has been replaced by the black Landau from the opening chase and the other car has disappeared. Continuous scene so no time to swap cars.

Continuity mistake: When Max turns the truck around at the end, Wes is nowhere to be seen, but he suddenly appears just before the head on bang. The gap between the front ram and the road is to narrow for him to be underneath.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the opening chase the Landau crashes into a road sign taking out the bottom arrow pointing to the right. When Max gets out of the interceptor and runs back the bottom arrow is back in place.

Continuity mistake: During the opening chase Max drives through some wreckage. If you look at the driver's side of the interceptor the side exhaust pipes are missing and there appears to be a metal bar there instead, running from the front wheel to the back.

Continuity mistake: When Max arrives at the compound he gets out of the interceptor and closes the door. When asked to turn around the door is open.

Continuity mistake: During the final chase, the tanker turns around and heads towards to setting sun, but in the overhead, the sunlight is coming from behind. Right as Wez is killed in the collision with the Humongous, it goes from late evening to early afternoon.

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Factual error: It's impossible for the Gyro captain's helicopter to land in the compound the way it did. Those type of helicopters can't hover like normal ones and have to land on runways due to their speed. It can't just land on the ground directly.

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Continuity mistake: When Max leaves the compound and is being pursued by Wez and Toadie, the ground is flat as far as the eye can see. When Max's car begins to roll, the ground is still flat. Suddenly Max winds up in a deep terrain which came from nowhere and wasn't seen in any previous shots.

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Other mistake: Max had already driven his car a distance along the highway before he crashed. When the Gyro captain spots the smoke the next morning, it's coming from behind the hill which is way too close and suggests that Max crashed right after passing the knight riders.

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Other mistake: As the pink Chevy is blasted with flame from above, all the fire is on the hood, and top of the car. But the explosion is from the tank under the car. The body and hood would have shielded the tank.

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Continuity mistake: As Max and the Gyro captain watch the refinery, you see the Gyro captain go to pull out a handkerchief. From behind, he wipes his mouth and puts the handkerchief away. Back in front, he repeats the motions.

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Continuity mistake: As Wez comes up on Max's left, he has no facial equipment on. After he is hit, as he veers off, he has a pair of goggles or shades on.

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Continuity mistake: As Wez and his buddy ride up on Max's left, the companion has thin arms and a tattoo on his shoulder. After Wez is hit and veers left, you see the guy is a stunt man as his shoulder and arm are more muscular and has no tattoo.

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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.


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Question: Early in the movie Max finds an abandoned truck with graffiti on its side saying "The Vermin Have Inherited the Earth". Is this a reference to something?

Answer: Maybe the Judeo-Christian bible "The meek shall inherit the earth" (Matt 5:5). Not much of a stretch that someone in that environment would change meek to vermin.


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