* CompleteMonster: Zalman and Steele are both bastards (the former being a very controlling pimp, and the latter being a vicious and insane crime lord), but they're played for laughs. Mike's role is played very seriously, but he [[PunchClockVillain lacks the malice]] to really count. The closest example would be the hooker's brother, Freddy. [[spoiler: He faked the letter from her dad, since her dad died months before (and she didn't know), just so he could get her to turn up and he could see how bad her life was.]]
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: In part 2, [[spoiler: the hooker knocks Matty out, takes his gun and shoots Zalman with it.]]
** The gun battle from part 5. That whore really can shoot.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The whole entire soundtrack! Not one single song is out of place.
* FetishFuel: Hookers, Brad Jones's voice, a {{Woobie}} [[TheAlcoholic drunk]] MadScientist, mobsters in nice suits, [[SoGoodWeMentionedItTwice Brad Jones's voice]], Jillian's ... tracts of land ... the movie is a goldmine of FetishFuel.
* NauseaFuel / NightmareFuel: [[spoiler: One scene has Steele threatening his love interest (actually Brad's RealLife wife) by threatening to kill her like he did his ex girlfriend. He does this by showing her the body of his ex, which is locked away in a room bathed in Red lighting, then proceeds to have sex with his current girlfriend in front of the dead body. ]]
** [[spoiler: The heart removal scene from the end of part 4, set to Neil Young's "Heart of Gold".]]
* WhatAnIdiot: During the chase scene in Part 1, the hooker runs into an alley and looks around the corner. As soon as Zalman appears, what she ''should'' have done was pull back... what she ''did'' do was keep looking, allowing him to see her.
* TheWoobie: The hooker.
** Janet. She gets forcibly given to Steele.