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Barb Wire (1996)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 May 1996 (USA)
During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

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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
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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
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Big Fatso
Mark Collver ...
Manny (as Marc Collver)
Tina Cote ...
Woman in Bar #1 (as Tina Coté)
Vinnie Curto ...
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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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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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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

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$3,794,000
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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, while 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 while 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 Krebs' bodyguards she opens the refrigerator door and throws one of the bodyguards into it. He lands halfway in so she closes the door as much as she can and shoots the guy twice through the door but in the next shot the bullet holes have disappeared. A few shots later however the bullet holes return but this time there's three instead of two. See more »

Quotes

Woman in Torture Room: [moans]
Colonel Pryzer: Why don't we start again? From the beginning.
Woman in Torture Room: I told you. I told you everything I know. I told you.
[Mind scan up on screen one]
Woman in Torture Room: [Image is present. Image is recording]
Colonel Pryzer: Citizen, I... uh, I abhor torture. But your words just don't match your thoughts. There are too many details you're just not sharing with us. Our little mind-reading device doesn't lie.
Woman in Torture Room: [groans]
[Reset sensors. Go]
Colonel Pryzer: Now, where's Dr Corrina Devonshire?
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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

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.3 (1996) See more »

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Miracle
Written by Louise Hoffsten and Leif Larson
Performed by Louise Hoffsten
Courtesy of BMG Ariola AB
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Babewatch
17 April 2001 | by 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)


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