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Barb Wire is an American motion picture from 1996. It is an odd movie that tries to combine several genres, as produced by Brad Wyman and directed by David Hogan. Barb Wire can be collectively called a comedy, an action film, and a science fiction flick, yet also tries to incorporate a romantic storyline. Being based on the series of comic books by the same name, Barb Wire has a wide mix of fans and critics.

Essentially the plot is patterned around the classic movies of the early Hollywood era, but only loosely. Barb Wire is the main character, as played by Pamela Anderson. There is a parody with modern American, as the film has the nation entering into a second civil war. Barb Wire is an independent nightclub owner in Steel Harbor, the only free city left in the United States. She also freelances as an information peddler, covert spy for hire, a mercenary, and bounty hunter during her free time.

Barb Wire has many plot twists. The freedom of American fugitives hinges in the balance. It is understood that the main character has connections within the new secret order of government in America, the scientific fringe community, the law enforcement, and anyone related to weapons sales since the war years. These connections are important for the heroine, as she attempts to aid friends in their defection into Canada.

Barb Wire manages to take possession of contact lenses that can block retinal scans. With these, she hopes to help her allies escape to the Canadian lands and tell the world about the American plight. Most of the story relies on the suspension of known realities, so that viewers can see things from the new futuristic point of view. Post-apocalyptic visions and sexy latex create the eerie landscape where the film Barb Wire inhabits. Barb Wire a film for all fans of kitsch, dark comedy, fantastic futurism, and erotic comedy.

Barb Wire is an Western movie that was released in 1996 and has a run time of 1 hr 38 min. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

Barb Wire is available to watch and stream, download, buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, Starz, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent Barb Wire for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

1996 | 1 hr 38 min | 5.0/10
Jack Hoxie, Jean Porter, Olah Norman, William Berke
David Hogan
Produced By
Dennis Brody, Robert Del Valle, Peter Heller, Ray Manzella, Todd Moyer, Mike Richardson, Brad Wyman

Also directed by David Hogan

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