Mad Max was the opener flick on a double bill with Outlander Sean Connery’s High Noon in Space. A mining moon of Jupiter….
In North America, it was feared that people wouldn’t understand the Australian Accent, so there was another voice dubbed and I swear it was Lyle Wagoner from the Carol Burnett Show.
Mad Max 2 Down Under Asia-stralia Way and The Road Warrior…
In the summer of 1985, my younger sister and I were chamermaiding outside of Banff and we talked the ticket clerk into letting us sit through both showing of the Thunderdome movie, because we were bored and there was air conditioning.
What convinced her was saying, “Oh, we’re from Vancouver, BC, they let you do that all the time.”
“The same movie?” she asked incredulous…
“Yup.” we nodded muttered assurance…. then.. the clincher:
“We promise to buy snacks each showing.”
Where the theatre makes it’s money. the ticket sales go to the distribution company. or it did in the day.
Why I stopped liking Mel Gibson.
I found out he wasn’t Australian. He was American and his family left America when he was 12. His holocaust denier very Irish Catholic father supported the family by appearing on game shows.
When he was filming his hollywood debut Leading Man actor roles, he trashed the house in Toronto which was rented for him by the production company.
Without any permits or permission from anyone, he knocked holes in the walls to put in a sauna room, causing massive steam, mold, electrical and other problems for the home owner.
I remember seeing him, shortly after I came out in the 1990s on a daytime talk show.
He stood up, turned his Lethal Weapon ass to the audience and camera to much screams and applause and shouted “This is for shitting, not sex.”
Then it was the drunk driving Jewish bashing incident with the Sugar Tits to the Woman Police Office left uncommented upon.
More recently, there was the “incidents” with his last media known girlfriend.
I vaugely recall he had 12 kids with his first catholic wife.
Playing Jesus tends to be an actor curse as all before and up to Willem Dafoe discovered.
Mel’s pet project. a movie version of the middle ages passion plays, the point of which is to stir up hatred of Jews.
Funny how they miss the message that Jesus was to be the last sacrifice, so stop oppressing other people.
Gibson’s Passion of the Christ was such Torture Porn that this movie delivered what no other horror movie could: a body count.
Feb 18, 2012 – The Passion of the Christ: 2004. A woman … Other audience members then called the police and an ambulance. … The man died 11 days later.
Oh. apparently the Playing Jesus Actor Curse is still on.
“ah don’t know nuthing abut no methane” mad max snarls
“You can shovel shit, can’t you?”