* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In one scene, Wesley has his trophy wife perform a strip tease in front of Dalton at the Double Deuce so that he can... show how powerful he is? Show off how hot his trophy wife is? It's not really clear what he was hoping to achieve.
* ClicheStorm: TropesAreTools. The movie wouldn't be nearly as much fun if didn't play everything with a straight face.
* CultClassic: It ain't ''Masterpiece Theatre'', but it sure is easier to turn into a DrinkingGame.
* FoeYay: Jimmy tells Dalton "I used to fuck guys like you in prison!"
** And then there's this gem by Wesley:
-->'''Wesley:''' I see you found my trophy room, Dalton. The only thing missing... is your ass.
* HarsherInHindsight: The line [[BadassBoast "Pain don't hurt"]] became incredibly poignant once Creator/PatrickSwayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which would ultimately kill him.
** An eerie coincidence: Creator/PatrickSwayze and Ben Gazzara both died from pancreatic cancer.
* HoYay: There's plenty of stuff for the ladies in this movie, and by extension, for the guys, too.
* MemeticBadass: Dalton. You know how pain hurts, by its very definition? Well, it doesn't to Dalton. This man calls the dictionary a liar, and ''he gets away with it!''
* MemeticMutation: This movie inspired the filk song "Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas" from [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]].
** [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy *Kicks someone in the face*]] [[BondOneLiner "Road House!"]]
* MoralEventHorizon: Brad Wesley having [[spoiler:Wade Garrett]] killed.
* {{Narm}}: "You want to save them from Brad Wesley? Well, who's gonna save them from ''YOU?!''" This might have been a more effective ArmorPiercingQuestion if Dalton had shown any indication whatsoever of being a threat to any of the townsfolk. As it is, it's a random spurt of goofy, overacted melodrama that both comes from and goes absolutely nowhere.
* NarmCharm: The story, script and action are all cheesy enough to sprinkle over pizza, and that's why it's so entertaining. Even [[Series/MST3K Michael J. Nelson]] has unironically praised it.
* SoBadItsGood: Taking a standard Western-movie plot and transplanting it into the decade of excess shouldn't work at all, and it somehow does anyway.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Wade Garrett.]]