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Hunted by the Toecutter

Toecutter's gang, also known as The Zed Runners or The Acolytes, were a motorcycle gang that terrorized Highway 9, sector 26 following the destabilization of civilization. They were led by the psychotic Toecutter and often were engaged in road wars with the Main Force Patrol.

The gang met their end by the hands of Max Rockatansky, in revenge for killing his wife Jessie.


Toecutter's gang preying upon a mother and child

Many of the gang members acted (or in fact were) psychotic, striking fear and uncertainty into all they came across. Some were more contemplative in their madness such as Toecutter, Bubba Zanetti and Cundalini, whilst others like Diabando, Starbuck and Mudguts acted more like rabid animals. However, collectively they were all known thieves, murderers and rapists.

List of Members


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    Most of the gang members have a tattoo in the shape of the Greek letter "Phi" (which is also written φι), the beginning of the word Phonax (φονιάς or Phionas) which means killer. You can see it with Johnny the Boy who doesn't have a tattoo at the start of the movie, but after burning Jim Goose, he proudly sports this tattoo on his neck, as a kind of recognition.
  • The gang that we see in the movie is a real biker gang, called the Vigilantes, who came with their own motorcycles. This was much cheaper for this low budget film than paying extras. Especially since the gang was paid in packs of beers.