- Actor Allusion: "I especially love the shaft!"
- Shaq was notoriously bad at free throws, and so is Steel.
- Genre-Killer: This film almost single-handedly destroyed the superhero movie genre for years to come. Shaquille O'Neal dressed in a rubber costume that's supposed to be metal fighting crime out of a junkyard crime lab. 'Nuff said.
- Hey, It's That Guy!:
- Not Screened for Critics