* AdaptationDisplacement: Not many people know that the movie is based off of a play written by Sorkin himself -- even when it's stated during the early credits.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some people take Jessup's courtroom rant as a TakeThat towards the kind of [[StrawCharacter limousine liberals]] (who would never dream of joining the military themselves) who sit back and criticize armed might and the use of violence against while living their lives under the guard of those same people who they disdain. This really only works when extracted from its context, as Jessup is arguably just as much of a hypocrite as they are.
* HoYay: Kaffee and Ross. They seem to know each other pretty well and there's the whole scene with the former sucking on his doughnut-dust-covered finger while the latter stares him down. And then some of the final lines:
-->'''Ross:''' Strong witnesses.
-->'''Kaffee:''' And handsome too, didn't you think?
* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:Colonel Jessup ordered the hazing that led to Santiago's death.]]
* MemeticMutation: "You fucking people..."
* MisaimedFandom[=/=]DracoInLeatherPants: The number of viewers who admire Jessup's MotiveRant is staggering. Sure, he's meant to have depth and isn't a CardCarryingVillain, but when he says soldiers shouldn't be accountable to the law, you're not supposed to ''agree'' with him.
* OneSceneWonder: Colonel Jessup only appears in a few scenes, but he makes the most of each of them.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Percy from ''Series/{{Nikita}}'' is Kaffey's supervisor in one scene. [[HilariousInHindsight He even mentions something called "Division".]]
** Also, Noah "[[{{Series/ER}} Dr. Carter]]" Wyle as Barnes.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: See MisaimedFandom; many viewers see Jessup's "you need me on that wall" argument as true.

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