* ActorAllusion: One of the lines from Ford Fairlane's narration says "I could have been a rock star, if only I wasn't banned from MTV."
* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, $40 million. Box office, $21.4 million.
* VideoFullOfFilmClips - Billy Idol's video for his hit single "Cradle of Love" featured several clips from this movie.
** Although this song was featured in the movie, due to Andrew Dice Clay being banned from MTV the music video was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Love not able to show him]] (with the exception of the stylized painting). Using a song and music video as part of a movie's advertising campaign doesn't work very well when the audience doesn't see the title character as played by the top-billed actor. Lots of people remember [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FT3u-lhg4 the video]], particularly straight men who were teenagers around the time it was released. Relatively few people remember that the song was part of this movie's soundtrack.
** "Cradle of Love" was also Billy Idol's ''last'' hit single. Granted, Idol was largely thought of as an [[TheEighties 80's]] musician, so his career was likely doomed by the [[TheNineties 90's]] anyway, given the sharp turn pop culture took only a year or two later (same goes for Andrew Dice Clay). Nevertheless, it has been speculated that this movie worked as a CreatorKiller for not only Clay, but Idol as well. Renny Harlin, on the other hand, still had a few years before he would suffer the [[Film/CutthroatIsland same]] [[Film/TheLongKissGoodnight fate.]]
* This movie "scored" a triple at the [[GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]], including one for Worst Picture of 1990 (it tied with ''Ghosts Can't Do It'').