MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 491 this week

Barb Wire (1996)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  3 May 1996 (USA)
3.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.1/10 from 18,761 users   Metascore: 40/100
Reviews: 90 user | 65 critic | 14 from Metacritic.com

Post-Apocalyptic remake of "Casablanca" set in a strip club.

Director:

Writers:

(characters in comic), (story), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 08 Jan 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 03 Aug 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 24 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Aug 2013
 
B
a list of 45 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Barb Wire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Barb Wire (1996)

Barb Wire (1996) on IMDb 3.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Barb Wire.

User Polls

1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Naked Souls (1996)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Edward is busy trying to unlock the secrets of reading and recording people's thoughts. He is very involved with his work leaving little room for girlfriend Britt. Longstreet comes along ... See full summary »

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck
Stars: Brian Krause, Pamela Anderson, David Warner
Raw Justice (1994)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Mayor Stiles' daughter Donna is killed the night after a lousy date with the shy Mitch. Of course this makes him the main suspect. When Mitch gets free on bail, Styles hires ex-cop Mace to ... See full summary »

Director: David A. Prior
Stars: David Keith, Robert Hays, Pamela Anderson
Snapdragon (1993)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Two men have already been killed during intercourse by a prostitute. The young Sergeant Peckham is transferred from vice to homicide squad for the investigation. She asks her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Steven Bauer, Chelsea Field, Pamela Anderson
V.I.P. (1998–2002)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Campy syndicated series about Vallery Irons, a girl working at a hotdog stand who accidently saves a celebrity and is mistaken for a bodyguard. She and a team of beautiful bodyguards form a... See full summary »

Stars: Pamela Anderson, Molly Culver, Shaun Baker
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Biographical video about Pamela Anderson before and after she became a major hollywood player.

Directors: Vicangelo Bulluck, Scott Allen, and 6 more credits »
Stars: Pamela Anderson, Barry Anderson, Carol Anderson
Stripperella (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Pamela Anderson provides the voice of Erotica Jones who is stripper by night and superhero Stripperella by even later at night.

Stars: Pamela Anderson, Tom Kenny, Maurice LaMarche
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Baywatch lifeguards Mitch, C.J., Stephanie, Caroline, Matt and Logan travel to Ohau, Hawaii for a much needed vacation and get caught up in a series of mis-adventures. Stephanie teams up ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Schwartz
Stars: David Hasselhoff, Alexandra Paul, Pamela Anderson
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
Director: Daniel D'Or
Stars: Julie Strain, Jeff Wincott, Zehra Leverman
Stacked (2005–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A party girl starts a new life as an employee at a family-run bookstore.

Stars: Pamela Anderson, Brian Scolaro, Christopher Lloyd
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Rob Estes, Pamela Anderson, Randi Ingerman
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Comic mayhem ensues when two lovely blondes, Dee and Dawn, are mistaken as international mob killers.

Director: Dean Hamilton
Stars: Pamela Anderson, Denise Richards, Emmanuelle Vaugier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A titillating teen comedy, a young surfer and his friends head to Costa Rica to save his beautiful aunt's beach motel, resurrect an old surf champion and find enough waves and women to make for a totally tasty time.

Director: Jason Matthews
Stars: Peter Dante, Pamela Anderson, Brock Kelly
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Patron
Adriana Alexander ...
Redhead
...
Goon #2
Vanessa Lee Asher ...
Emily
...
Customs Agent #1
Jennifer Banko ...
Spike
...
Dancer (as Candace Camille Bender)
...
...
Foster
Alex Bookston ...
Man in White Suit
Gil Borgos ...
Old Man
Andre Rosey Brown ...
Big Fatso
Mark Collver ...
Manny (as Marc Collver)
Tina Cote ...
Woman in Bar #1 (as Tina Coté)
Vinnie Curto ...
Aide to Pryzer
Edit

Storyline

21st century. USA. The second civil war. The whole country is in a state of emergency. What was formerly called the American Congress now rules with fascistic methods. There is only one free city left, Steel Harbor, headquarter for the resistance. This is the hometown of Barb Wire, owner of the night club Hammerhead. As times aren't good, Barb has a second job. She's a bounty hunter and you probably wouldn't want her after you. Barb's credo is to never take sides for anybody and that's the only way to survive these days. As her former lover Axel Hood appears asking for a favour, Barb suddenly finds herself to be key player on high political stage. Now she has to take sides... Written by Oliver Heidelbach

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

No laws. No limits. No turning back. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barb·Wire  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

JPY 25,130,100 (Japan) (17 January 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The theatrical trailer includes additional footage of the war flashback that didn't make the final cut. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight scene where one of the goons is shot and falls off the roof you can see the inflatable bag he is meant to land on in the lower right hand corner. See more »

Quotes

Manny: What are you doing here?
Barb Wire: [holds up a cigarette] Looking for a light. Got one?
Manny: [laughing] I don't smoke.
[Barb shoots him in the head with a mini-dart from the fake cigarette]
Barb Wire: Neither do I.
See more »

Crazy Credits

A scene of an additional longer opening title sequence, which is just a longer video of Barb Wire dancing topless, following in the credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: Charlie's Angels (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Blondie's Squad Car
Written by Kurtis McFarland
Performed by Jack Johnson
Courtesy of PC Music!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Babewatch
17 April 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

What do you really expect from a chick like Pamela Anderson..? That she´s performing character roles Meryl Streep is normally meant to play?!? In this film you get her usual qualities in a sufficient amount: Pam is pretty, Pam is sexy and she´s joking in a self-ironic humor for the whole film. So what do you want more?!? The opening sequence is great and Udo Kier, one of the most culty German actors next to the deceased Klaus Kinski is also in! Of course, if you expect a great film you certainly will be disappointed: the set decoration is pretty cheap and the plot is stolen from "Casablanca". Nevertheless "Barb Wire" is very entertaining and should be regarded as funny action trash with an attractive main actress - nothing more, nothing less! Just be glad that David Hasselhoff is not in!!! (6/10)


31 of 36 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How much people went to see this movie in Cinema in 1996? patrick295767
Is there any fans of this movie? agatasanders
Song/Artist cabsher111
Remade Casablanca- badly! evilgeekgirl
GREAT MOVIE! tderdevil
Have her kids seen this Brenapp
Discuss Barb Wire (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?