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.

DISSOLVE.

ly. ON A HIGHWAY...

JESSIE carrying the child, scrambles from her van and

runs down the road. A GANG OF OUTLAW BIKERS run them

down... the child's ball bounces down the road.

MAX runs towards their bodies...

Iz. SILHOUETTED ON A HILLSIDE GRAVEYARD.

(PRODUCTION FOOTAGE)

MAX stands looking down at two headstones...

DISSOLVE.

laa. IN FRONT OF A ROARING FIRE.

MAX fuels the blaze with the remnants of his past life:

children's toys; photo albums; his police badge.

lbb. MAX WITH HIS SHOTGUN.

...turns to camera, wild-eyed ...

NARRATOR V/O

And became a shell of a man. A

burnt out, desolate man, a dead man,

running from the demons of his past.

A man who wandered far away...

1cc. MAX DRIVING.

The supercharger On the front of the vehicle dominates

the foreground.

NARRATOR V/O

And it was out here in this blighted

place, that he learned to live

again...

FADE OF COLOUR:

THE SCREEN WIDENS TO ANAMORPHIC RATIO.

2.HELICOPTER AERIAL TRANSITION. DAWN.

We soar along the empty highway up and down its rises

and around its curves until we are out in the vast

wasteland.

3. WASTELAND. DAY.

The black hole of the supercharger dominates the frame.

Behind the wheel we see MAX looking about 3 years older.

He is gaunt, unkept - his leathers tattered and torn.

The black-on-black pursuit car, bearing the scars of

numerous road duels, cruises down the roller coaster

highway.

As MAX crests a hill he hits the brakes. His companion,

a mongrel DOG, sitting in a baby's auto seat, lifts its

head to look.

The black-on-black slides to a stop.

4.RURAL SHACK 0N HIGHWAY. DAY.

On a ridge close to the road, silhouetted in a

dust-blown field, is a strange assortment of WARRIOR

LIKE MEN. They are cannibalizing a farm vehicle:

siphoning its fuel and loading food and other loot into

their bizarre vehicles.

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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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