* AngstWhatAngst : After Otto loses his GF to his BF he's angstless when he runs into them at a punk club.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Essentially ''L.A. Punk: The Soundtrack/Greatest Hits'' album you need to own. Now.
* CultClassic
* HilariousInHindsight: A punk at a party wears a Music/SidVicious t-shirt. Alex Cox's next film was ''Film/SidAndNancy''.
* SpecialEffectsFailure: {{Averted}} with [[spoiler:the car's sickly green glow]], played straight when Otto vomits over the side of the bridge. At the start of the shot, Emilio Estevez ''clearly'' has something in his mouth.
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