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Barb Wire (1996)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 May 1996 (USA)
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Post-apocalyptic remake of Casablanca (1942) set in a sleazy nightclub.

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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)
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Storyline

In the early 21st century, the USA is in the wake of the Second Civil War. The whole country is in a constant state of emergency. What was formerly called the American Congress now rules the country with fascistic methods. There is only one free city left, Steel Harbor, a coastal California industrial town which is headquarters for the resistance. This is the home town of Barb Wire, owner of the Hammerhead nightclub. 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 in the crime-ridden streets of Steel Harbor. One evening, her former lover Axel Hood appears at the club asking for a favor to help him and his lover Cora D flee the country to Canada, 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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Taglines:

Don't call me babe! See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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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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$3,794,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2017. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie says "I talk to Spike, or I talk to nobody," his necklace changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

[an Asian stripper asks Barb a question in French]
Barb Wire: [not understanding] Come again?
Stripper in Dressing Room: [to Barb] She's Chinese.
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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

Spoofed in Barb Wire XXX (2013) See more »

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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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A fair time-killer.
9 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Barb Wire" was pretty transparently designed as a showcase for both Pamela Anderson's body (too "artificial" for my taste) and her newly-acquired martial arts skills (which, I must say, are quite remarkable). Other than that, it has nothing new to offer to the sci-fi/comic-book adventure genre, although it has a few (too few!) well-executed action sequences and a more professional look than thematically similar crap like "The Demolitionist". (**)


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