Max and the Gyro Captain

Max (Mel Gibson) holds a snakes while the Gyro Captain (Bruce Spence) points a crossbow at him
Title:
Max and the Gyro Captain
NFSA ID:
482208
Year:
1981
Category:
Access fees

This production still from Mad Max 2 features Bruce Spence as the Gyro Captain, pointing a crossbow at Max (Mel Gibson), who is holding a snake. 

Given that Gibson is laughing, even while a crossbow is aimed at him, we can assume that this still was taken when the camera's weren't rolling. 

In the scene, the Gyro Captain has laid a trap for Max, who is investigating the gyro-copter on the assumption that no one is around. 

The scene ends with Max's dog attacking the Captain and you can listen to Bruce Spence's account of filming this scene in a clip from his oral history.

Production company:
Kennedy Miller