* The massive ChaseScene at the climax of the film involving the three protagonists, the [[ImperialJapan Japanese Army,]] the Manchurian bandits, [[CoolGuns lots of guns,]] [[StuffBlowingUp explosions,]] and even a [[EpicFlail flail.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt5Z4IhAAMM 8 minutes of pure awesomeness,]] combined with some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKYNqfx2ahc epic music...]] and all done without [[ComputerGeneratedImages CGI.]] Arguably one of the best ever put to film.
* The fight on the train at the beginning of the film, again accompanied with some [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD2a1mbq-cA great music.]]
** Chang-yi only has to stand on train tracks, smoking a cigarette, to be cool.
** Tae-goo's introduction: He's walking through the train, disguised as a waiter - we only see the back of him - breezing past a fight breaking out on a train and coolly ignoring his friend attempting to talk to him, then bursts into a Japanese military car, GunsAkimbo, shoots down several soldiers and holds up the rest. This is all before Chang-yi pulls the brakes, sending Tae-goo tumbling and ruining his imposing image, but it gives us a good impression that he is [[BewaretheSillyOnes far more dangerous than he appears]].
** Do-won's introduction: rescuing a little Chinese girl by expertly shooting her captor with a shotgun.
* The fight in the [[OutlawTown Ghost Market,]] complete with lots of improvised FastRoping by Do-won (The Good).
* The Korean ending has [[spoiler: Tae-goo surviving the shoot-out by sliding a thick sheet of metal under his vest]].
* Even Man-gil gets one. He gave Byung-choon a fake map that led him and his gang to the ocean, far away from where the treasure is supposed to be buried, and kept the original, correct map for himself. Whether he died or not after the Ghost Market fight, he definitely had the last laugh.
* Tae-goo's daring escape from the hotel after Byung-choon and his men try to break in and kill him.