The first sequel to MAD MAX takes place after nuclear war has destroyed Australia. In this installment, Max lends his aid and protection to a small band of survivors who are losing their struggle to protect an oil refinery under siege by a band of savage, mohawked marauders. Playing very much like a post-apocalyptic western (right down to Max's dog, Hondo) THE ROAD WARRIOR boats one of the most thrilling car chase scenes ever filmed.
Shot on location in Broken Hills, NSW, Australia, in Panavision.
Road Warrior Reviews:
"...MAD MAX 2 is a stunning technical achievement....Bigger, bolder, and infinitely more spectacular and powerful than the original..." -- Dogo., Variety
"Never has a film's vision of the post-nuclear holocaust world seemed quite as desolate and as brutal, or as action-packed and sometimes as funny as in George Miller's apolcalyptic THE ROAD WARRIOR, an extravagant film fantasy..." -- Vincent Canby, New York Times
"...Not only did WARRIOR up the ante on motorized mayhem, but film fashion was never the same..." -- Entertainment Weekly Staff, Entertainment Weekly