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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome
** The famous Sicilian scene, a face-off between ChristopherWalken and DennisHopper, is Hollywood's crowning moment.
** The petite 5'1" Alabama laying a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on a heavyset 6'2" gangster armed with a shotgun.
** Clarence and Drexl's confrontation followed by a CurbStomp battle ending with Drexl shot in a very uncomfortable location.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "You're part... eggplant!"
* DirectorDisplacement: It feels like a Creator/QuentinTarantino film, but he didn't direct it. Creator/TonyScott directed his script.
* EsotericHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Clarence’s father is dead, a bunch of innocent policemen died, and Clarence and Alabama got away with a lot of stolen money.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Aside from [[Film/BatmanReturns Max Schreck]] playing a mafia don, [[Film/BatmanForever Batman]] is Elvis and [[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy Commissioner Gordon]] is Drexl.
* OneSceneWonder:
** Creator/SamuelLJackson's brief appearance as the drug dealer Big Don with a NiceHat, CoolShades, and a fondness for performing oral sex on women.
** Creator/GaryOldman has two scenes as Drexl Spivey, but they're both pretty memorable.
** Creator/ChristopherWalken has only one scene as Vincenzo Coccotti, but it's quite a scene.
** Creator/BradPitt steals two scenes with about three lines of dialogue as the deadbeat stoner roommate.
* SignatureScene: Creator/DennisHopper vs Creator/ChristopherWalken and their "Sicilians are niggers" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3yon2GyoiM scene]].
* TearJerker: Alabama, the nicest character and a complete sweetheart [[spoiler: receiving an absolutely ''brutal'' beat down given by Virgil]] is arguably the hardest scene to watch in the whole movie.