- The stomach scene. Combined with Awesome Music when Tuck drops the minisub into the stadium-sized (for him) lake of acid. (But see also Fridge Horror.)
Tuck: Congratulations, Jack. You just digested the bad guy.(Jack burps.)
- Jack's transformation from spineless hydrochondriac to hero.
Jack: JACK PUTTER TO THE RESCUE!
- Meta: This film won the Academy Award for Special Effects in 1988-and it's the only film by Joe Dante to win an Oscar.