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Barb Wire (1996)

 -  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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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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JPY 25,130,100 (Japan) (17 January 1997)
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The theatrical trailer includes additional footage of the war flashback that didn't make the final cut. See more »

Goofs

The position of the dead man's legs, after Barb kills him with the dart-cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Pryzer: Now, where is Dr. Corrina Devonshire?
[the Woman in Torture Room turns her head aside and is panting. Colonel Pryzer taps the screen and the Woman screams as she's electrocuted. After a few seconds, Pryzer ends the shocks and the Woman in Torture Room is panting]
Woman in Torture Room: She's going to Steel Harbor, the free city.
Colonel Pryzer: Do you mind telling me why Cora D. is going to Steel Harbor?
Woman in Torture Room: She's meeting members of the Resistance. They're giving her the retinal lenses, helping her out of the country, to Canada. She's ...
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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 »

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Ca Plane Pour Moi
Written by Lou De Prijck (as Lou DePrijck) and Yves Lacomblez (as Yves Lacombiez)
Performed by Mr. Ed Jumps the Gun
Courtesy of EMI Electrola GmbH
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a guilty pleasure in every sense of the word.
18 January 2000 | by (roanoke, va) – See all my reviews

first of all, i rated this film a 7 but not on a normal film scale. no, i rated it this on a cheesy so-bad-it's great level and in that respect this movie is well done.

first of all, Pamela Anderson literally looks like a barbie doll in this so a little typecasting is evident. she delivers her lines like a cyborg at times, she has a hard time keeping her fantastically huge breasts in her outfit during the film's 'action' scenes and the plot is, believe it of not, a ripoff of Casablanca!!

the rest of the actors deliver their lines in a tongue in cheek fashion that suits the film's cheesy and overdone demeanor.

the good thing is is that much of the dialogue is unintentionally hilarious and the use of slow motion is used during action scenes to highlight some unusual things (rent it to find out what i mean.)

a classic in the so-bad-it's-good genre and a showcase for how if you're going to make a bad film, put all your heart into it and pile the cheese until it's extra high.

rating:7 (on a cheese level) 3 (on a legitimate movie scale)


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