Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 (1981)

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Revealing mistake: As Max runs through the encampment, a car is run off by the semi. After it hits the back of the car being worked on, the wire pulling the car off the supports to crush the dummy's legs is visible.

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Continuity mistake: When Max walks over to the auto gyro, from the overhead shot there is only one set of footprints in the sand leading away and the rest of the sand looks like it's been raked, then when the Gyro Captain appears the sand is covered in footprints.

Revealing mistake: As one of the raiders shoots Papagallo with an arrow, you can see the wire it went along to his thigh.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Toady gets his fingers cut off by the boomerang, the goon with the blue tinted goggles has what appears to be the camera crew reflected in his left lens.

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Continuity mistake: While watching the Humongous and his horde leave the compound, the Gyro Captain is wiping his mouth, and puts his hankie away. When the camera faces him, he repeats pulling out the hankie, and wipes his mouth again.

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Continuity mistake: After the Warrior Woman is shot in the stomach, she starts to fall over the side. In the close up, the left corner of her mouth is clean. As she settles on the side, there's a trickle of blood going down toward the left side of her chin. Impossible, as the wind would have smeared it along the cheek.

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Continuity mistake: As the paraplegic warrior pats at the flames on his legs, the arrow he was shot with is missing, and back in the close up of him looking at his now on-fire hands.

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Revealing mistake: As the tanker approaches the camera in the final chase, you can see the stunt driver in an obvious, terrible wig in control. (01:17:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the goon led by Wez are chasing Max, the driver turns on the nitrous oxygen with the right hand. Later, the Humongous uses the same gear, only on the left. Using freeze frame, you can see the lettering on the bottle is reversed. Two set-ups on the same rig?

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Continuity mistake: When Max leaves the compound after fulfilling the contract, it's very early daybreak. After he cranks up the blower, it's suddenly broad daylight.

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Continuity mistake: After Max gets the semi running, the Gyro captain starts protest about being left behind. As he does, he goes from about six feet from the truck to about a foot away between cuts.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening chase when Wez gets hit with the crossbow bolt and the bike goes off to the right of the screen, at this point the rider (Wez) is wearing sunglasses - in the rest of the chase he does not wear sunglasses.

Continuity mistake: During the opening chase we go inside the chasing car, and the passenger points a gun out the window and the hand is bare. Next shot is looking into the car, and the same person is now wearing a glove, holding the same gun in the same position.

Continuity mistake: When Wez gets shot by the crossbow bolt in the opening chase, the bolt should be from left to right feathered end then point through his arm, but when he pulls it out the bolt is from right to left feathered end, then point - it's round the wrong way.

Revealing mistake: During the tanker chase we go to an aerial shot behind the gyro captain and we can see on the wasteland Pappagallo getting chased - you can also see tyre tracks in the dirt from previous takes.

Revealing mistake: The buggy that the landau crashes into is stationary when it should be moving, also the driver has been replaced by a dummy.

Continuity mistake: When Max reverses the interceptor at the end of the opening chase the front wheels are straight. When he runs back to the truck the front wheels are now turned to the right and the side of the car is a lot cleaner.

Humungus: I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.

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Trivia: You might have to look close, but the Gyro Captain's copter is completely covered with pornographic pictures. It took many viewings for me to notice this. Apparently he's very sexually motivated, as later in the movie he complains that the only thing he really misses from the old world is lingerie, and the only reason he joins the escapees in the end is because he wants to be with the cute blond girl.


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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?

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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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