Pray That He's Still Out There

Mad Max 2 – retitled The Road Warrior in the US – is a standard-bearer for successful sequels and one of the greatest action movies of all time.

Released in Australia at Christmas 1981, it was to that date the most expensive Australian film ever made.

An enormous success at home and abroad, Mad Max 2 quickly became the highest-grossing Australian film worldwide (a record it held until the release of Crocodile Dundee in 1986).

Director George Miller didn't just expand on the world and mythology of Mad Max (1979), he arguably created a recognisable post-apocalyptic genre in film with a long-lasting impact.

He set out to tell the story of Max (Mel Gibson) and a community of settlers defending themselves against a roving band of marauders led by Lord Humungus (Kjell Nilsson). Bruce Spence as the Gyro Captain provided memorable comic relief.

The film's highlight is the astonishing climactic 15-minute action sequence. Mad Max 2 boasts over 200 stunts – while its star has only 16 lines of dialogue (and one of them is repeated).

This curated collection features a selection of interviews, posters and clips from the film, including rare promotional and behind-the-scenes materials.