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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.

Director:

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 »

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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

Gross USA:

$3,794,000
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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

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 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

When Barb says "Goodbye Axel," she puts on her motorbike helmet in a side shot, and reflected in the helmet is the camera and crew members. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Kopetski: You don't have to buy me a drink, Axel. I'm tight with the management here. You've got a lot of nerve coming in here.
Axel: I had no choice. Where's Barb?
Charlie Kopetski: I don't think talking to Barb's going to be such a good idea. She took what went on in Seattle a lot better then I did.
Axel: I need her help, Charlie. I need her to put me in touch with the local resistance.
Charlie Kopetski: Haven't you heard? Barb's retired. Leave... now... before Barb sees you. There's no telling what she might do.
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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

Network TV version is heavily edited, where the opening credits are altered during the wet-and-wild sequence, especially where the semi-nude scenes (e.g. partial nipple exposure) are replaced with alternate shots. See more »

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Soundtracks

Miracle
Written by Louise Hoffsten and Leif Larson
Performed by Louise Hoffsten
Courtesy of BMG Ariola AB
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don't call her babe!
3 April 2009 | by johnc2141See all my reviews

OK the critics dismissed this,and many call this a cheesy bad movie,all the Pamela Anderson haters,but me i thought barb wire rocked. its a good action movie,i think Roger Corman would envy,and yes Pam Anderson does look like a busty Barbie doll.she looks great.her acting is'nt great but who cares.its an action film.that follows the plot of Casablanca,believe it or not.Pam plays a variation of the Bogie character.Canadian actor Steve Railsback plays a Nazi type officer who runs around shooting people along with his Nazi like henchmen.i saw this originally in 1996 and did'nt really like it that much,i had re watched it recently and changed my mind.i know barb wire is mentioned on all these bad movie lists but its really pretty good.not a classic but a good action movie nonetheless.props to Pam Anderson playing a real kick butt heroine.7 out of 1o,just don't call her babe.


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