1979 First of a series, and a classic must-have! Mel Gibson is Max, a motorcycle cop in post apocalyptic Australia, struggling to protect the outback from violent gangs. After Max's son is killed and wife critically injured by one of the gangs, Max then becomes Mad Max, and filled with obsessive rage and the need for revenge, straps on his sawed-off shotgun and one by one, hunts down and kills all the gang members. This is a great, edge of your seat, sci-fi thriller full of adventure and death! 7 stars, rated R and runs 88 minutes.