* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Frank is making out with his girlfriend on a subway when three would-be muggers try to rob them. Frank wordlessly flashes his gun at the muggers, which make them step back. After a few seconds, Frank pulls out a wad of cash, tosses it to the lead mugger and suggests they come find him at one of his hangouts so he can employ them.
* HoYay: After [[spoiler: Flanigan]] died of mortal gunshot wounds by [[spoiler: Jimmy]], [[spoiler: Gilley]] kisses him on the mouth and says he loves him.
* MagnificentBastard: Frank.
* MoralEventHorizon
** If there is any sympathy left for Gilley and Flanigan, it is long gone after [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope their tactics of dealing with suspects went too far]].
** Frank himself at the end [[spoiler:takes a woman hostage in a last ditch attempt to escape Bishop.]]
* VindicatedByHistory: When first released, the film's reviews ranged from mediocre to unredeemably awful. Today, it is considered one of the classic crime films of TheNineties.
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