Director George Miller's landmark and influential sci-fi actioner set in a bleak post-apocalyptic Australia became a cult hit and made Mel Gibson a global star. Gibson returns as burned-out adventurer Max Rockatansky, who's enlisted to help a band of refugees cross a vast wasteland, along the way battling hordes of punkish marauders on tricked-out vehicles out to steal their gasoline, the most valuable commodity available in this nightmarish world. With Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells. AKA: "Mad Max 2." 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.