* BeamMeUpScotty:
** Max's black coupe. It is a Pursuit Special, but is often mistakenly called the Interceptor, the designation of his yellow patrol car (and also Roop and Charlie's patrol car), by fans, because [[RuleOfCool it sounds cooler]]. And not just by fans -- in ''Road Warrior'', it's described as "the last of the V8 Interceptors" by the mechanic.
** Max is never referred to onscreen as Mad Max. The nearest anyone comes to it is when Johnny screams at Max that he is mad when he is handcuffed by the ankle to a car rigged to explode.
* DeletedScene: [[http://www.madmaxmovies.com/mad-max/filming-locations/mad-max-cut-scenes/index.html The Mad Max Movies page]] lists various scenes that were cut from the first movie, but were said to have shown up in early cuts of the US version, especially on cable and VHS/Betamax. One deleted scene was said to have the biker gang return to Main Force Patrol headquarters and [[KillEmAll kill the remaining MFP officers]]. That [[FridgeBrilliance may explain]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse the absence of Max's comrades]] when he goes hunting for the bikers.
* [[FakeNationality Fake Australian]]: Because Mel Gibson gets a pass (he was born in NY, but raised in Australia), there is Tina Turner in ''Beyond Thunderdome'', and most of the cast in ''Fury Road'' (Max, Nux and Angharad: British; Furiosa: South African; Capable and Toast: American).
* FoodAsBribe: Most of the extras used in the original film were paid in beer.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad Immortan Joe]] was a nasty piece of work, running both a motorcycle gang AND being a colonel in the Australian Army. Guess he truly is immortal to [[spoiler: survive getting run over by an eighteen-wheeler.]]
** Wez is Bennett from ''Film/{{Commando}}''. Seems that he didn't need the girl after all.
** Nobody should trust the Warrior Woman. [[Series.{{Farscape}} She's a]] [[ObligatoryJoke plant.]]
** The Gyro Captain is Zedd from ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker''. And [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Mouth of Sauron]]. And he's in a bunch of other stuff.
** Papagallo is also Jared Syn.
** Goose would later become [[Series/SeaPatrol a commander in the Navy]].
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Hugh Keays-Byrne plays the violent, murderous Toecutter but interviews show that Keays-Byrne is a very humble old fellow who seems really grateful to be able to do another Mad Max villain in Immortan Joe decades later. A scene in a behind-the-scenes clip for ''Fury Road'' shows him walking in full costume while stuntmen (also in full costume) stand on the trailer used to transport the screen-used cars. He bellows "You look amazing!", and they respond with the Warboy salute.
* NamesTheSame: The first two films were not scored by Music/BrianMay, guitarist of Music/{{Queen}}, but by a Australian composer of the same name.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The events of the film were heavily based on Creator/GeorgeMiller's memories of all the serious injuries and death he witnessed while working in a Sydney ER, as well as the serious car accidents, some of which killed friends of his, that occurred around his boyhood home in rural Queensland.

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