* AwesomeMusic: The soundtracks for ''2'' and ''3''. It is to be expected when you have [[Music/LedZeppelin Jimmy Page]] being the composer.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar7ng-AokT0 Have a listen]].
** The end credits music of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L76mr0WW2ro The Crackdown]]'' is not a bad piece of jazz instrumental, either.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The movies are very popular in Mexico, to the grade the Spanish title of the movie, ''El Vengador Anonimo'' (The Anonymous Avenger) is synonymous of a cop who fights crime outside the law.
* HarsherInHindsight: The killers in the first film targeting Kersey' s wife and daughter after spotting them in the grocery store and following them home. 33 years later, this is ''exactly'' how the horrific rape and murder of Dr. William Petit' s wife and daughters began.
** About ten years after the movie came out, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_New_York_City_Subway_shooting Bernie Goetz]] would gun down four muggers in the New York subway.
* IronWoobie: The only woman who survived being related to Paul Kersey is the one who abandoned him. Being ''a friend'' of Paul is no guarantee of survival, either. But Paul Kersey only grieves for a short while... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and then gets even. With interests.]]
* MoralEventHorizon: The three [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] thugs from the first movie rape Kersey's wide and daughter, killing the former.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JeffGoldblum makes his film debut as Freak #1.
** Creator/ChristopherGuest plays Patrolman Jackson Reilly.
* TheWoobie: Kersey's poor daughter just could not catch a break...