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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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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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Box Office

Gross:

JPY 25,130,100 (Japan) (17 January 1997)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mary Anna Reyes was actually naked during the torture scene. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight scene, when Axel hits the Directorate soldier off the platform, he elbows him on the back. The shot immediately goes to him falling off in a forward-facing back flip. It would be impossible to hit him off like that. 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 »

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Soundtracks

Let's All Go Together
Written by Jaime B. Harding, Anthony P. Grantham and Phillip Cunningham
Performed by Marion
Courtesy of London Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film and TV Licensing
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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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