* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $9,000,000. Box Office, $3,793,614.
* FranchiseKiller: The original comic ended its run after the film's failure.
* StarDerailingRole: For Pamela Anderson, who tried to use this to cross over into mainstream films from TV, but the failure sent her back to TV.
* StillbornFranchise: Dark Horse Comics pulled the plug on any more ''Barb Wire'' adaptations after this film.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Gramercy threw its backing behind this film instead of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000: TheMovie''. Ironically, one scene has the villain [[Film/FugitiveAlien trying to kill the hero with a forklift]], [[MemeticMutation olé!]]