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Barb Wire (1996)

R  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  3 May 1996 (USA)
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Post-Apocalyptic remake of "Casablanca" set in a strip club.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Patron
Adriana Alexander ...
Redhead
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Goon #2
Vanessa Lee Asher ...
Emily
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Customs Agent #1
Jennifer Banko ...
Spike
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Dancer (as Candace Camille Bender)
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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
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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

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

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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barb·Wire  »

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Box Office

Gross:

JPY 25,130,100 (Japan) (17 January 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The opening "Wet Strip" in which Barb dances in a strip club with her breasts hanging out of her rubber dress whilst being sprayed with water was suggested by Pamela Anderson after she was inspired by a nightmare she had in which she was being sprayed with champagne whilst performing a "Nasty dance". David Hogan, who was under pressure to include more nudity, liked the idea and threw out the movie's original opening to include it. See more »

Goofs

When Barb is fighting Kreb's bodyguards, one is walking thought the hole in the mattress (just before Barb kicks him, and he then attacks her with a chair.) In one shot you can see the floor of the room that the bodyguard is approaching - it is totally covered in small feathers from the mattress. But in the next shot as he enters the room, the floor is now free from feathers. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Kopetski: You don't have to buy me a drink, Axel. I'm tight with the management here. You've got a lot of nerve coming in here.
Axel: I had no choice. Where's Barb?
Charlie Kopetski: I don't think talking to Barb's going to be such a good idea. She took what went on in Seattle a lot better then I did.
Axel: I need her help, Charlie. I need her to put me in touch with the local resistance.
Charlie Kopetski: Haven't you heard? Barb's retired. Leave... now... before Barb sees you. There's no telling what she might do.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit sequence is one of the most famous in exploitation film history as Barb does a topless wet and wild dance as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Babewire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Call Me Babe
Written by Con Fitzgerald, Carrie Askew (as Caroline Askew) and Jacqueline Blake
Performed by Shampoo
Courtesy of Food Ltd.
Under exclusive license to EMI Records U.K. Ltd.
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My girlfriend liked it just as much as I did
11 September 2001 | by (Staffordshire) – See all my reviews

Cheese. The key to enjoying this movie is not take it seriously! Don't expect great art! It's based on a comic book, it's got guns and 'splosions and Pamela Anderson pre-reduction. Waddaya want, Ingmar Bergman? It entertained me, and I didn't have to use my brain once. I even bought a copy, it sits on the shelf between "Brief Encounter" and "Apocalypse Now". Its miles better than the dreadful "The Mummy" or the unspeakably bad "Independence Day".

Okay, have a review. The plot is a shameless rip-off of Casablanca and makes no effort to hide it. It made me laugh, has some great dialogue, and is never actually slow. It's OBVIOUS that the cast and crew had a brilliant time making it, and that really shows on screen. Steve Railsback is brilliant, as is the uniformly excellent Udo Kier.

And its got guns and 'splosions and Pam!


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