- Awesome Music: "The Show Goes On," complete with Training Montage as the engine company responds to incidents ranging from the silly (overturned chicken truck, with the firefighters gathering the stray chickens in their helmets) to the serious (car accident with injuries).
- Hans Zimmer's score as well, especially for the track "Show me your firetruck", which, Food Network watchers might recognize... (Sadly, the rights expired for the use of Zimmer's score, and the old episodes of Iron Chef shown in reruns now use different music.)
- One-Scene Wonder: Donald Sutherland is probably in the movie for all of fifteen minutes, but man does he make it work for him! The creepiness factor is off the scale; this is a man that truly does want to watch the world burn.
- Tear Jerker: Stephen's death. "Who's your brother Brian"?