Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

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.

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Quote: “The deal was I wouldn’t kill you. I reckon you got a bargain, don’t you?” – “Mad Max” Rockatansky

When we recorded this episode, the Coronavirus pandemic had just begun. Four weeks later, listener Jeremy’s commission gives us the timely 1981 post-apocalyptic Mad Max: Road Warrior.
In this episode, Gene points out the worst choice of vehicle in a gas shortage. Big D talks driving on the wrong side of the road, and Roger talks Mad Max tinfoil.

Additionally, we discover the science of boomerangs and their connection to a lonely childhood and answer the question of who from the pod would be whom if cast in this movie (beyond the obvious choice of Big D as Lord Humongous).

And, to wrap it all up, we get in a goodbye to every listener just in case the virus overtakes us all before we hit publish.

Plot Summary: “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” 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.

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