Barb Wire 1996 R CC

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(86) IMDb 3.1/10
Available in HD

Barb Wire is the sexiest, toughest woman in Steel Harbor, a city marked by chaos and crime, providing a home for a new kind of mercenary.

Starring:
Pamela Anderson, Temuera Morrison
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Barb Wire

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action
Director David Hogan
Starring Pamela Anderson, Temuera Morrison
Supporting actors David Andriole, Vanessa Lee Asher, Ron Balicki, Jennifer Banko, Candace Kita, Xander Berkeley, Tony Bill, Alex Bookston, Gil Borgos, Andre Rosey Brown, Mark Collver, Tina Cote, Vinnie Curto, Shelly Desai, Miles Dougal, Ken Forsgren, Darrel Heath, Clint Howard
Studio Universal Studios
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

And don't call her babe!
Lb worshiper
Action galore with surprisingly good acting on everyones parts.
Mark J. House
Personally i dont feel the plot is as bad as reviewed here.
kaoskitty

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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Writerdana on June 30, 2005
Format: DVD
Okay, this isn't an Oscar-level movie. But once again the movie critics are taking themselves MUCH too seriously. A long time ago I was taught that the three questions a reviewer has to ask are:

What was done?

Was it done well?

Was it worth doing?

Based on those criteria, this movie deserves a lot more respect than it gets.

What was done? The filmmakers set out to do an outlandish remake of Casablanca. But where Casablanca was intended as social commentary (not surprising since it came out in 1942) and although this movie does pay homage to that class of commentary, their main goal was to HAVE FUN!

Was it done well? If they had set out to make a brilliantly acted Oscar-worthy film, then you could say it wasn't done well. There are holes in the plot you could drive a truck through. And no one can argue that the dialog or the script or the acting is Oscar-level material. But this movie set out simply to have some fun and use Pamela Anderson to provide it. She is not and will never be a brilliant actress. But (as subsequent projects have proven) she is much more intelligent than most people give her credit for and she carries out the role of the "shoot-em-up" bounty hunter very well. The special effects are also well-done, and the fact that people can fire 3000 bullets at her and she doesn't get hit is reminiscent of the old B-movie westerns with the good guys in the white hats and the bad guys in the black hats. You want an example of how the movie KNOWS it is just fun? Check out the first real shooting scene (in the hotel room), at the end of which you see a shot of her hand. She says something like, "Oh, shit" because in the mayhem she broke a fingernail.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Beau Yarbrough VINE VOICE on November 29, 2000
Format: DVD
"Barb Wire" is not a good film. Honestly, it's a one or two star film at best, save that it does the unthinkable: It's a scene-for-scene remake of "Casablanca," set in a post-apocalyptic future, with Pamela Anderson replacing Humphrey Bogart.
The sheer cheek involved in doing this -- I would love to have been in the pitch meeting for "Barb Wire" -- really makes this a hoot to watch and redeems its awfulness. Each scene from "Casablanca" that's cheerfully trashed is a laugh riot to watch, once you relax and stop worrying about Humphrey Bogart spinning in his grave.
Easily the most fun I've ever had watching a "bad" movie and good (extremely) mindless fun.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Lillian Gillies on October 25, 1999
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
I'm not a Pamela Anderson fan, and (as a woman) I'm not really interested in cleavage. I was more-or-less forced to watch this at a friend's house. But I have to admit "That's Entertainment!!" Bad dialog, ridiculous fight scenes, and every unbelievable reason for Pam to dress in tight, black leather. Anyone who took this as a serious movie needs a CAT-scan. The ultimate in camp! Thoroughly enjoyable for the same reason that people slow down for accidents on the freeway or eat cheese out of a spray-can. After seeing this, I have to believe that Ms. Anderson is far more intelligent than she lets on. This could only have been done tongue-in-cheek as the trite scene of the shapely heroine limping away from the battlefield complaining, "Dammit - I broke a nail" could never have been included in a serious picture. If you're going to watch this, do yourself a favor and get the director's cut "with extra cleavage!" Those who know me and have seen this movie will understand the inclusion of "Don't call me Babe" and "Get in line" in my vocabulary.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Baranyai on July 23, 2005
Format: DVD
This movie is a futuristic action film which I hope just may gain Cult Status given time. Ms. Anderson revells in her role as the Lady Who Is In Charge and she hunts down the bad guys with her two big 38's and she has a couple of big guns too!!! I do believe that she has the talent to become a Major Star in Hollywood given the right roles like this one. Plus I have admired her comedic acting in her new sitcom "Stacked" and she has even written a book. This lady ROCKS!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Weldon on January 18, 2003
Format: DVD
Barb Wire is a movie about a chick in war torn America who just wants to run her club and do the occasional bounty hunter work. The movie opens in a strip club where Barb (Anderson) is stripping on a swing while being hosed down (Do we have your attention yet?). After a killing a man with her spiked heel for calling her babe, we get her catch phrase (cuz every comic book hero has one) "Don't call me babe". Things are crazy in her world aparently because her club, which seems to be a mix of a leather/fetish club and Motley Crue concert, is the only one left that is a place for people to go and be themselves. Barb spends her days protecting her blinde brother, played by Jack Noseworthy, and her nights either fighting crime (in black leather and 7 inch high heeled boots) or running her club. She gets mixed up in a plot involving the government and a group of rebels (who used to be her friends before they left her and her brother on the battlefield to die). The rebel group is trying to help a doctor escape to Canada, and the government wants to catch her and get the information she has in her head. In order to get her out of the country, the rebel group needs a pair of retina disguising contacts to help the good doctor get thru an eye scan at the airport. Barb must find the people who have them, get them and decide if she wants to give them to the rebels and fight the power or be a "good girl" and give them to the government. Which do you think she'll chose?
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