* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Some people believe that O-Dog has a FreudianExcuse for his misdeeds because frankly he feels compelled to be a criminal by the environment in which he's in. Others see him as a [[TheSociopath callous madman]], a homicidal maniac unimpeachable where his only joy seems to be sadism or killing.
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The violence of this film rises to intense levels.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The opening flyby set to an instrumental of IceCube's ''Ghetto Bird'', and the end credits song ''Streiht-Up Menace'' by MC Eiht. Hell yeah.
* MoralEventHorizon: O-Dog crosses this at the very beginning when he murders the AsianStoreOwner and his wife. Worse, he then uses the security footage as entertainment for he and his friends.
** Rival gangsters cross the line when they shoot a young man and Caine without reason. Furthermore, it gets worse when one of them gets in the car and callously cleans the blood off the windshield with his elbow.
* NightmareFuel: Several things that O-Dog and other gangsters do can qualify; to some extent they reach a disturbing point.
* OneSceneWonder: ''Creator/SamuelLJackson'' plays Caine's dad in a flashback. He's quite a bit more {{Badass}} here than in ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', which was released the same year.
* TearJerker: Caine's life and death.