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Barb Wire (1996)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 May 1996 (USA)
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
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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 ...
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:

Barb·Wire  »

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

The original comic book ended its run shortly after the film's disappointing reception. See more »

Goofs

After retrieving the memory of one of Schmitz's men, as the Directorate Colonel is talking about capturing Cora D, he picks up a metal tool which is covered in blood on the end. But then as he holds it the end of the tool is completely free of any blood. When he places it back on the tray, blood is still on it once again. See more »

Quotes

Woman in Torture Room: You'll never find her.
Colonel Pryzer: You're so beautiful. I'm sorry.
[electrocutes her to death]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit sequence is one of the most famous in exploitation film history as Barb does a topless wet and wild dance as the credits roll. See more »

Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) See more »

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Word Up
Written by Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins
Performed by Gun
Courtesy of A&M Records Ltd., London
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Babewatch
17 April 2001 | by (Germany) – 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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