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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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Aide to Pryzer
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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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No laws. No limits. No turning back. 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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Pamela Anderson had previously backed out of Miami Hustle (1996), a movie that she had already had a physical examination in preparation for, before starring in this film. She had given her reason as no longer wanting to do sex scenes after her "Horrible experience" on the set of Raw Justice (1994). However, an attorney for production company The Private Movie Co. pointed out that she later participated in the "Twice as graphic" sex scenes in Naked Souls (1996) and really just wanted to do a bigger budget, higher profile movie like this instead. A Judge ultimately ruled against The Private Movie Co.. See more »

Goofs

After Barb's battle van flips over, Axel and Willis shot at Colonel Pryzer from behind the van. Between three shots a fire appears and then disappears, right beside a tire. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Willis: Colonel Pryzer. Alexander Willis, Director of Police Operations. Welcome to Steel Harbor.
Coloney Pryzer: Wipe that smile off your face, Willis! This burned-out hellhole is the last place on Earth I want to be right now. And if it wasn't for your almost complete incompetence, I wouldn't be here in the first place. Would I?
Alexander Willis: Yes, well needless to say I intended to have both Krebs and Cora D extraditcated and sent back to Washington by now. However, due to circumstances...
Coloney Pryzer: [interupting] Listen carefully, if Cora D...
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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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Planet Boom
Written by Tommy Lee
Performed by Tommy Lee (of Motley Crue)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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