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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior | 1981

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior filming location: Mundi Mundi Lookout, Silverton, New South Wales
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior location: the desert road: Mundi Mundi Lookout, Silverton, New South Wales | Photograph: wikimedia / Mattinbgn

George Miller’s sequel to his low-budget smash takes on an epic sweep, and its post-punk visual style launched a slew of rip-offs.

The film was made at the deserted (except for film crews, that is) ghost town of Silverton, about 14 miles northwest of Broken Hill in New South Wales.

Once a booming silver town – producing one third of the world’s silver – Silverton is now known mostly as a film location, seen in productions such as Russell Mulcahy’s 1984 giant boar horror Razorback, the TV miniseries version of A Town Like Alice, The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert and Mission: Impossible II.

The stretch of road used for the climactic smash-up can be seen just outside town, towards the Mundi Mundi Plain.