[[AC:Original film]]
* Joe's fight with the cowboys near the start of the film. Crawford turned out to be right after all.
--> "You can't rope a gorilla!"
* Watching Joe take on a dozen male lions to protect some random human ([[{{Irony}} admittedly, he was the one who set them lose in the first place]]) at Max's night club.
* O'Hara gets one for refusing to help the police who've captured him get their car un-stuck from the mud. He helps again when they catch up to Joe and the others while their trying to help some children get out of a burning orphanage. One cop tried to shoot at Joe ([[WhatTheHellHero which was really stupid of him because it was obvious he was helping some children escape a burning building]]) but O'Hara grabbed at the gun before he could fire.
* The whole nightclub rampage is an [=MoA=] for the then-young Ray Harryhausen. He was barely 29 years old, working on his first major film project, and doing a lot of very complicated stop-motion that ''still'' looks great!
* Joe rescuing the children from the burning orphanage. Doubles as a Heartwarming Moment.
* O'Hara proving his BenevolentBoss credentials by stepping in to protect one of his cigarette girls from a bunch of loutish drunks.

[[AC: 1998 Remake]]
* Joe saving the young boy from the burning Ferris wheel.
* When Strasser [[spoiler: prepares to shoot Jill]], Jill smirks slyly and says "goodbye" as she sees Joe lurking behind him. Then Joe [[spoiler: grabs Strasser and tosses him into a transformer, electrocuting him to death]].