* CompleteMonster: [[DirtyCop Jimmy Detillo]] is accused of [[PoliceBrutality excessive force on a suspect]] by the heroic honest cop Tom Hardy. Jimmy seemingly kills himself, but it is revealed that he [[FakingTheDead fakes his death]] to cover up the fact that Jimmy was the SerialKiller dubbed "The Polish Hill Strangler," who has been murdering young women by throttling them with a rope. To get revenge on Hardy, Detillo begins murdering any woman he's had a relationship with in the past and does his best to frame Hardy for the murder. At the end, Jimmy kidnaps Tom, his current girlfriend and Jimmy's own cousin with intent to murder them all. When Jimmy's father, the police chief, interferes and tries to stop Jimmy, Jimmy guns him down without a second thought before trying to kill the others again.
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/BruceWillis plays a character named Tom Hardy in this film. Seventeen years later, actor Creator/TomHardy would shoot the film ''Warrior'' in Pittsburgh (where this takes place).
* NightmareFuel: Paula's abduction. From the minute she leaves work when she gets the creepy sensation someone's watching/following her, right until she's attacked as she tries to get into her car. It's already a frightening scene, but the fact that literally every woman who's ever left her job/home late at night has experienced the same apprehension makes it even more so.