Summer City on VHS video. Starring John Jarratt, Phillip Avalon, Steve Bisley, Mel Gibson. Directed by Christopher Fraser. 1977.
From the VHS box cover:
Mel Gibson in his movie debut
Mel Gibson in his film debut stars in this Australian teen rebel film. Four wild friends go on a surfing weekend at a sleepy little seaside community only to find trouble when one of them gets involved with a local’s daughter. Fun-and-sun surfing film complete with romance, hot rods, and murder.
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Mad Max on VHS. Starring Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne. With Steve Bisley, Tim Burns. Directed by George Miller. 1979.
From the box:
Mel Gibson introduces the character of Max in this full-speed futuristic epic, a bleak, decaying landscape of the post-nuclear future that continues in “The Road Warrior.” MAD MAX is the dark vision of this stark future, a high-speed, high-intensity film that became an instant cult classic.
In this desolate wasteland, all that remains is the highways of the Australian outback, the scene of bizarre death chases between vicious rebel bikers and the police who guard what is left of civilization. Max is a gung-ho young cop, the best of his squad. But when Max’s best friend on the force is killed, Max hangs up his guns, taking his wife and young child across the country on a long-needed vacation. But the renegade gang isn’t through with Max just yet…
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