* ActorAllusion: Betty's first line, "I hate them" is likely a reference to Creator/JenniferConnelly's line from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/SamElliott accepted the role of General Ross without reading the script, being simply excited to work with Creator/AngLee.
* BigNameFan: Internet celebrity and voice actor Creator/ChristianFrates heavily admires the film and advocates for its existence.
* CastingGag: In the Brazilian dub, Bruce's father, [[AdaptationNameChange here named]] David Banner, was voiced by Newton da Matta, who had voiced ''another'' David Banner: Bruce's counterpart, played by Bill Bixby, in ''Series/TheIncredibleHulk'', then emphasizing that MythologyGag to the Brazilian audience.
* CreatorKiller: The mixed reception nearly killed Creator/AngLee's career but that did not stop him from making ''Film/BrokebackMountain'' and ''Film/LifeOfPi''.
* DeletedScene:
** Betty Ross showed a presentation on the failed nanomed test on frogs.
* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/StanLee did not like Ang Lee's interpretation.
* DescendedCreator: Ang Lee did the motion capture of the Hulk.
* DoingItForTheArt:
** As with all other Creator/AngLee films.
** Creator/NickNolte decided to join in all because he considered it to be about a Greek tragedy.
* DVDCommentary: By Creator/AngLee.
* DyeingForYourArt: Nick Nolte had his hair grown wildly for this movie when he was arrested on drunk driving charges and photographed for his now infamous mug shot.
* FanNickname: "Absorbing Dad" for Bruce's father, due to the character having the powers of Absorbing Man from the comics (who as a side note is not a relative of Bruce Banner, and gained his powers from magic).
* HeyItsThatPlace: The house used by Betty Ross was also used in ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird''.
* IKnewIt: Some fans knew that David Banner would have absorbing powers by the end.
* ImageLinks:
** ChewingTheScenery
* LifeImitatesArt: Over a decade since the film came out, nanomeds are real with the right technology.
* MissingTrailerScene: The 2002 teaser was composed of completely original footage.
* OldShame: Averted with Ang Lee and Eric Bana who had no regrets doing the film.
* PromotedFanboy: Creator/EricBana decided to join because he is a fan of the Hulk, Sam Elliott and Nick Nolte.
* StillbornFranchise: As the quote atop that trope's page shows, they had to follow this with a reboot. However, there was a video game that continued the events of the movie. In fact, [[EvenBetterSequel the video game was better received than the film itself.]]
* ThoseTwoActors: Creator/JenniferConnelly and Creator/NickNolte previously collaborated in ''Film/MulhollandFalls''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In an early version of the script, Talbot became the Abomination and fought the Hulk at the end of the movie.
** James Schamus had begun work on the script for the sequel before the release of ''Hulk'' and early drafts featured the Gray Hulk. Schamus was also considering the Leader and the Abomination (who's still Talbot) as the main villains. The Leader eventually became the villain of the video game sequel.
** Creator/EdwardNorton, who would go on to play the title character in the ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', was actually in the running for the role here but turned down the role because he didn't like the script. Billy Crudrup also turned it down. Other candidates were Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/TomCruise, Creator/JohnnyDepp, Creator/DavidDuchovny and Creator/JeffGoldblum. The latter eventually had a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''.
** The Hulk was originally animatronic.

* CelebrityVoiceActor: Creator/EricBana voiced Bruce Banner in the game.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Both Creator/PaulDobson and Creator/MichaelDobson voice two brothers.
* SequelInAnotherMedium: Even though the game came out a month before the film, it still continued on the film's events.