!!Richard Chance
* AntiHero: A SociopathicHero at best and an arguable VillainProtagonist at worst.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Change screws up multiple times in the film, gets multiple people killed [[spoiler: including himself, and is effortlessly manipulated by Masters]].
* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]]
* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: If he can be considered as one, that is.]]
* IdiotHero: Chance never thinks about the consequences of his actions at the best of times, but taking the handcuffs off of Cody is ''astonishingly'' stupid.
* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Chance is an extremely abrasive risk-obsessed CowboyCop, but he strongly believes in friendship and partnership, and is sympathetic when Cody claims his daughter is sick in hospital. [[{{Deconstruction}} These values bring Chance nothing but misery.]]
* MeaningfulName
* PoliceBrutality: Prone to doing this.
* PsychopathicManchild: His genuinely scary glee after the car chase [[spoiler:and during his rape of Ruth]] reeks of this.
* RabidCop: A particularly rabid ''Secret Service agent''.
* RevengeBeforeReason
* SociopathicHero
* VillainProtagonist
!!Rick Masters
* AntiVillain: Keeps his word, and never breaks a contract. Woe to those who fail to do either.
* BadBoss: Tries to have Cody killed in prison.
* DeathSeeker: A common interpretation of his motivations.
* EvilVirtues: Takes extreme pride in his level of crafstmanship, and his reputation.
* KillItWithFire
* TheUnfettered
!!John Vukovich
* CowardlySidekick
* HeroicBSOD
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInJerkass]]
!! Bianca Torres
* BiTheWay
* {{Moll}}
* MsFanservice