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 (as Amir Aboulela)
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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Don't call me babe! See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and nudity/sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Pamela Anderson had previously backed out of Hello, She Lied (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 "jorrible experience" on the set of Raw Justice (1994). However, an attorney for production company, The Private Movie Company, 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 Company. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Barb's battle van has four rear wheels in some shots, but two in others. See more »

Quotes

Manny: What are you doing here?
Barb Wire: [holds up a cigarette] Looking for a light. Got one?
Manny: [laughing] I don't smoke.
[Barb shoots him in the head with a mini-dart from the fake cigarette]
Barb Wire: Neither do I.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Unrated version is slightly longer, where Pamela Anderson Lee is partially topless during the opening credits. Several of the partially topless scenes are taken from the "sexy outtakes" extra scene and re-edited into the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.2 (1997) 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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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

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

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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