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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 »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

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

Adam Rifkin was replaced as director with the less experienced David Hogan after producers decided early dailies were "Unsatisfactory". See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, when Barb is dancing, her nails are bright red. When she goes back into the dressing room after the dance her nails are French manicured. 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

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

Referenced in Playboy: The Best of Pamela Anderson (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Tango for Griselda
Written and Performed by Michael Garson (as Miguel Garcia)
Courtesy of Killer Tracks
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really, REALLY bad!
5 January 2001 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie is not a failure, because the movie makers obviously haven´t tried to make anything else than a mindless flick that lets Pamela Anderson show her cleavage. They have succeeded.


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