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Actor Mel Gibson portrayed the titular character in the 1979 Australian film Mad Max. The film takes place in a dystopian future, where highway patrol officer Max Rockatansky clashes with a violent motorcycle gang. While the movie was not initially well received, it won three AACTA Awards and has garnered a wide cult following. It also spawned three sequels, Mad Max 2, Beyond Thunderdome, and Mad Max: Fury Road. Gibson reprised his role as Max Rockatansky for the second and third installment, while Tom Hardy portrayed the character in the fourth.
Vestron Video, a home video company, was just one of the studios to release the film on VHS. The company went bankrupt in 1991 and has since been purchased by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.