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Johnny the Boy is a member of the Toecutter's Gang and the final antagonist in the 1979 post-apocalyptic action film Mad Max.


Johnny was the Toecutter's protege who committed many crimes include rape and serial murder. He was arrested by Max and his friend Jim "Goose" Rains for participant in gang rape of woman and beating her boyfriend almost to death but they refused to testify against Johnny out of fear, forcing Johnny to be bailed out.

Later Johnny sabotaged Goose's bike with Toecutter's help, causing Goose to be injured the next day while riding at high speed. Johnny was persuaded by Toecutter to finish Goose off, lighting a match and throwing it at the leaking fuel, resulting in a fiery end for the patrol officer.

Johnny was later hunted down by Max and handcuffed to the car wreckage. Max then set up a deathtrap, telling Johnny he could either cut his handcuffs in 10 minutes or cut through his own ankle in five. As Max drove away, the car exploded, taking Johnny with it.


  • Tim Burns was so into character that he annoyed everyone on-set, and was abandoned one day during lunch while handcuffed to the wreck.
  • The first scene shot was that of Johnny breaking the chain on the overpass phone. He appears hurried, not only because of the storyline, but also because the film company didn't have permission to shoot on that overpass.
  • When Toecutter sticks the shotgun barrel into Johnny the Boy's mouth, it cut the inside of actor Tim Burns's mouth.
  • Despite Toecutter being the leader and Bubba being the second-in-command, Johnny was the final antagonist to die.


           Mad Max Villains

Toecutter's Gang
Toecutter | Bubba Zanetti | Nightrider | Johnny the Boy

Lord Humungus' Marauders
Lord Humungus | Wez

Aunty Entity | Ironbar Bassey

Cult of the V8
Immortan Joe | Rictus Erectus | Scabrous Scrotus | Prime Imperator | Bullet Farmer | People Eater | Organic Mechanic | Coma-Doof Warrior | Nux | Slit | Ace | Morsov | War Boys

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