Mad Max 2 script
Mad Max 2 (1981)
Synopsis: After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders. Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group's reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders.

It is dark, decaying, Silent ...

NARRATOR V/O

People stopped in the streets and

listened:
for the first time they

heard the sound of silence.

lq. IN A DESERTED STREET.

A terrible scream... a YOUNG MAN runs down the street

... a shot is fired.

The YOUNG MAN falls dead ... crushing the meat and eggs

he has been clutching to his chest ...

NARRATOR V/O

Their world crumbled ...

DISSOLVE.

lq.IN A DESERTED CITY STREET.

Bank notes, blown by the wind, flutter towards a store

dummy, lying smashed on the road ...

A rat emerges from the back of the mannequin's skull and

scurries away as we hear the roar of a big engine.

The wide wheels of a big car crush the dummy. As the

vehicle roars down the street, it is followed by two big

bikes...

NARRATOR V/O

And only those mobile enough to

scavenge, brutal enough to pillage

would survive.

DISSOLVE.

(THE FOLLOWING IS ALL FOOTAGE FROM MAD MAX)

Ir. A GROUP OF OUTLAW BIKERS...

... leap from a hillside onto the roof of a moving fuel

tanker. They pass a hose into the tank..

NARRATOR V/O

At last, the vermin had inherited

the earth.

DISSOLVE.

1s. A PACK OF BIKERS ...

... swarm around a car and start to hack it to pieces.

DISSOLVE.

1t. A SERIES OF RAPIDLY DISSOLVING IMAGES.

Speeding cars, speeding bikes, crashing vans, crashing

police cars, crashing bikes, brawls, smashed windows,

explosions.

NARRATOR V/O

And in this maelstrom of decay,

ordinary men were battered and

crushed...

lu. MAX IN POLICE UNIFORM.

... turns and smiles.

NARRATOR V/O

...men like the Warrior Max...

DISSOLVE.

IV. MAX PLAYS.

... with a woman - JESSIE and their child.

DISSOLVE.

... through a wheat field. He catches her. They

tumble on the ground laughing.

Ix. MAX EMBRACES JESSIE.

NARRATOR V/O

who in the roar of an engine, lost

everything ...

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Terry Hayes

Terry Hayes (born 8 October 1951) is an English-born screenwriter, producer and author best known for his work with the Kennedy Miller film production house. more…

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