Pamela Anderson plays Barb Wire, an empowered woman with a gun! In the future, there is only one free city left, Steel Harbor, a coastal California industrial town which is headquarters for the resistance. Barb Wire is owner of the Hammerhead nightclub, and a bounty hunter on the side to make ends meet. Although she never has joined the resistance, she aligns with a scientist and finds herself to be key player on high political stage.