* 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
* CultClassic
* 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
* MemeticBadass: Dalton.
* MemeticMutation: This movie inspired the filk song "Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas" from MST3K.
* {{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
* SoBadItsGood
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Wade Garrett.]]