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Mad Max is an Australian apocalyptic science fiction action film from 1979 directed by George Miller and written by Miller and Byron Kennedy. The film, which starred the then little-known Mel Gibson was released internationally in 1980.

This low-budget film's story of societal breakdown, murder, and vengeance turned out to be a box office hit; for decades it had the highest profit-to-cost ratio of any motion picture (cost $400,000, profit in excess on $100,000,000) only losing the record 20 years later in 1999 to The Blair Witch Project. The movie was also notable for being the first Australian film to be shot with a widescreen anamorphic lens.

It was followed by two sequels, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

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