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Barb Wire (1996)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 May 1996 (USA)
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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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David Hogan

Writers:

Chris Warner (characters in comic), Ilene Chaiken (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amir AboulEla ... Patron
Adriana Alexander Adriana Alexander ... Redhead
David Andriole ... Goon #2
Vanessa Lee Asher Vanessa Lee Asher ... Emily
Ron Balicki ... Customs Agent #1
Jennifer Banko ... Spike
Candace Kita ... Dancer (as Candace Camille Bender)
Xander Berkeley ... Alexander Willis
Tony Bill ... Foster
Alex Bookston Alex Bookston ... Man in White Suit
Gil Borgos Gil Borgos ... Old Man
Andre Rosey Brown ... Big Fatso
Mark Collver Mark Collver ... Manny (as Marc Collver)
Tina Cote Tina Cote ... Woman in Bar #1 (as Tina Coté)
Vinnie Curto 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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barb·Wire See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,844,426, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$3,793,614

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,793,614
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The theatrical trailer includes additional footage of the war flashback that didn't make the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Barb goes to see Big Fatso with the lenses, she's got three ammo belts over her shoulders. The one over her right shoulder is under the two that are over her left shoulder meaning that she'd have to take off the two that are over her left shoulder before being able to take off the one that's over her right shoulder. Then Willis arrives with the Congressionals and he tells her to drop her weapons. When he tells her this, the ammo belts have switched places. The one that was over her right shoulder which used to be under the other two ammo belts is now over the other two ammo belts. Then in the next shot, as she's dropping her weapons, the ammo belts return to where they originally were. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Willis: Add it to my tab, Miss Kopetski. Boom boom boom!
Barb Wire: Barbara Kopetski died in the war. I'm Barb Wire.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

For UK cinema the R-rated print was submitted and passed uncut with a 15 certificate. Video versions were raised to an 18 and featured the unrated print with additional footage of a topless Barb being hosed down during the opening credits. For DVD the R-rated print was again released, with the nude credits scene included as an extra on the disc. See more »

Connections

References Barbarella (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Call Me Babe
Written by Con Fitzgerald, Carrie Askew (as Caroline Askew) and Jacqueline Blake
Performed by Shampoo
Courtesy of Food Ltd.
Under exclusive license to EMI Records U.K. Ltd.
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not that bad
26 November 2008 | by drtommy94See all my reviews

This movie is not as bad as people say it is. it has some value that we can learn from. first, now we know that artificial boobs can be looks quite entertaining,so, for those who has second though of having plastic surgery to had their boobs enlarged, they can be safely doing it now. second, now we know where CASABLANCA got the story inspired from. the third and the last.we shouldn't under estimate a blonde big boobs chicks because who knows maybe they can kick the hell out of your butt before you know it. that's my comment for this artificial good piece of art movie.for those who hasn't watch this movie yet, don't doubt. if you found it at your nearest movie store, borrow it, buy it, if you don't have enough money, rob it!


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