* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Music/JohnBarry's score is simply ''wonderful.''
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: While it flopped in America, it was a huge hit in China and Hong Kong, where the film continued playing in theaters ''for an entire year'' and later was rereleased due to its popularity.
* {{Narm}}: [[SayMyName "REEEEE-chaaarrd!!!"]]
* NarmCharm: The plot is clichéd, melodramatic, and there's more than one plothole... and somehow, '''it still works'''.
* TearJerker
* VindicatedByCable: The film was a critical and commercial failure upon release, but acquired a cult following though cable reruns.