Mad Max 2

Mad Max 2 (1981)

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New this month 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?

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New this month 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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New this month 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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New this month 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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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!".

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Jack Vaughan

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.

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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.

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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: 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other 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.

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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.

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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.

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Jack Vaughan

Factual error: It would be impossible for the Gyro Captain to completely cover himself with dirt and to leave no markings in the sand, no footprints to his location and leaving the sand flat around his hiding place as if the ground is undisturbed.

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Other mistake: The climactic chase scene at the end of the movie has us believe that the tanker being driven by Max is full of "precious fuel", which is why The Humongous and his goons are desperately trying to halt it. But during one shot, the ending of the movie is spoiled because red dirt is seen spilling from one of the pipes leading to the tank. The climax of the movie, of course, is when Max discovers that he was used as a decoy hauling dirt, not fuel. But when the dirt is seen spewing from the tanker in an earlier shot, that surprise is ruined.

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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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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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Revealing mistake: When they leave the compound at the end, the gyro captain drops some petrol bombs on the ground as he flies over the bad guys. The ground is already wet with petrol where the bombs land.

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Continuity mistake: When the Warrior Woman is killed on top of the tanker, the close up shows her falling to her left, but the long shot shows her falling forwards onto the barbed wire.

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Continuity mistake: After the Golden Youth is killed by the boomerang his forehead shows the wound right across his head, but when the gang leave the body is dragged round and the would to the forehead is missing.

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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: After the announcement by the Humongous, the Feral Kid retrieves his bloodied boomerang. As he crawls through his tunnel, the amount of blood changes as he does so.

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Continuity mistake: When Max opens the can of dog food he uses a can opener that would leave a jagged edge. He the throws it to Dog who starts to eat it, but the can and lid are now smooth around the edges.

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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.

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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.

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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: When the pink car is set on fire at the gate, there is an obvious cable pulling the car backwards as it blows up.

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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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Visible crew/equipment: When the camera does a close up of a goon, it looks like the lighting panel is 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: When the paraplegic warrior gets shot, you can see the guide string the arrow was on.

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Revealing mistake: When the warrior and his perch is pulled off the back of the tanker, there is an explosion as it crashes. In slow motion, you can see a white, square object that may be an explosive device go off like a flare and then explode.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: Using slow motion, it can be seen that after Toady realizes what the burning fuse is for, and the explosion occurs, his hat is blown off, and he starts to shield his face with his arms. After the cut, the figure that gets blown apart has the hat on, the legs below the knees are at wrong angles, and it's facing into the explosion rather than being turned a quarter way around.

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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: The arrow in Wez's arm changes angles between shots.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other mistake: At the end of the opening chase Max starts to collect the leaking fuel from the crashed car. Only problem is, the fuel is so contaminated from the dirt in the containers he is using, it makes the fuel unusable for his car, considering his red low fuel warning light is on.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening chase, the camera looks at Max, then the goons chasing him. One shot, they're about two hundred feet or so behind him. The next shot, and they're about twenty to thirty feet back, and trying to gain.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the opening chase the landau rolls and Max skids to a stop as he passes the truck. Look at the cab - it is facing down the road, but when Max gets out the cab is now facing across the road in front of the skid marks the car has just made, indicating that the interceptor should have gone through the truck.

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Continuity mistake: In the final chase scene, Lord Humungus' clothing keeps changing (in fact it's clear that the actor playing him is switching). He switches between bear arms, to wearing a sort of fur vest, to a full length sleeve shirt under the vest.

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Continuity mistake: The amount of dirt on the interceptor and engine blower changes throughout the opening chase scene from very dirty to clean on close up shots, and dirty again on the sides.

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Revealing mistake: When Max has the head on at the end you see a shot from in front of the truck to show the impact. Look at the cars and bikes behind that should be moving as they are chasing the truck - the motorbike riders and cars are stationary; the motorbike riders even have their feet on the ground.

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Continuity mistake: When Max is first trying to get the semi to start up, the Gyro Copter is parked right where the big yellow Mundi Mundi Lookout sign was from the opening chase scene.

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Visible crew/equipment: As the camera pans up to the front of the car that is about to get rear ended by Max during the opening chase scene, you can see a white pickup truck and a small red crane in the background for about two frames.

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Continuity mistake: As Max runs up to the bus to man the flamethrower, note the Warrior Woman on top of the bus and the gang member standing in front of the bus door. Before, from inside the bus, they had shown the Warrior Women jumping down and slitting that gang member's throat.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Max first finds the Gyro Copter you can see the shadow of the camera on the V8s' windshield as it stops.

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Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: When Max and the Gyro captain are watching the attack on the fleeing woman after she is pulled by the bikers from the wrecked car, as the gyro captains' smile turns to a look of shock and moves the binoculars down, you can see a reflector screen in both lenses.

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Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: After Papagallo tells the warrior woman to get rid of Max you can see Max's' V8 being towed into the compound and reflected on the side you can see a cameraman holding a camera then a second later as the shot changes to the side of the car a boom mic is visible also reflected on the car.

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Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: When Wez back flips behind the man on the rails if you watch carefully you can see the spring board that was used to aid him in the flip and as he lands behind the man a pair of arms come in on the left edge of the screen to catch him.

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Jack Vaughan

Continuity mistake: As Max gets out his car after first finding the Gyro Copter there is a shot from directly above him and you can see no shadows behind his car on the sand, then as the shot changes to Max's' face as he approaches the Gyro Copter there is a long deep shadow of a tree branch cast just behind his car.

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Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: In the opening scene, when Mad Max searches the Mack truck, he finds a clearly fake body in it.

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