Skip to main content

News

Mad Max 'Nightrider' Vincent Gil Has Died

Vincent Gil, an icon of Ozploitation from Stone to Mad Max to Body Melt, passed away at the age of 83.

“Do you should see the damage, bronze. Huh? Metal damage, brain damage. Are you listening, bronze? I am the Nightrider. I’m a fuel-injected suicide machine. I am a rocker, I am a roller, I am a out-of-controller! I’m the Nightrider, baby!”

Gil, who played Crawford ‘Nightrider’ Montizano, in the unforgettable opening chase of Mad Max (1979), was a regular feature in Australian cinema, appearing in the outlaw biker movie Stone (1974), Rolf de Heer’s eerie Incident at Raven’s Gate (1988), sci-fi thriller Resistance (1992), and the gross-out satirical body horror Body Melt (1993) – one of Quentin Tarantino’s favorite films.

Vincent Gil as Pud in Mody Melt (1993), a satirical shocker in which an experimental drug is unleashed on an unsuspecting Australian town.

The final word goes to his Mad Max colleague Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne):

“The Nightrider. That is his name. The Nightrider. Remember him when you look at the night sky.”

CGI Fridays | Adam Howard Made Phasers Pop on Star Trek: The Next Generation

From a firefighter’s mosaic to phasers and photon torpedoes, digital painter and animator Adam Howard reveals a passion for pyro in CGI Fridays Episode 6.


Looks like you’re using an ad blocker that may prevent our website from working properly. To receive the best experience, please make sure any blockers are switched off and refresh the page.