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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patron
Adriana Alexander ... Redhead
... Goon #2
Vanessa Lee Asher ... Emily
... Customs Agent #1
... Spike
... Dancer (as Candace Camille Bender)
... Alexander Willis
... Foster
Alex Bookston ... Man in White Suit
Gil Borgos ... Old Man
... 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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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)  »

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Barb·Wire  »

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$3,794,000
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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 leaves the table where Willis and the Directorates sit, we can see the table is covered with loads of glasses. But in the overhead shot when the waiters brings their meals, there aren't any glasses on the table. See more »

Quotes

Axel: What happened to "Barb doesn't take sides"?
Barb Wire: Keep it to yourself.
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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

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Pigskin Parade
Written by Sam Ireland, Debbie Quargnolo, Rita Blazyca and Andy Semple
Performed by Die Cheerleader
Courtesy of London Records
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Babewatch
17 April 2001 | by 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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