* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The [[OneSceneWonder One]]-''[[UpToEleven Shot]]''-[[OneSceneWonder Wonder]] of the dog with giant sunglasses.
* CultClassic
* MemeticMutation: Anyone carrying two guitar cases full of firearms (Such as in ''VideoGame/TotalOverdose'') is likely going to be referencing this movie.
* MisaimedFandom: A harmless example. The film was hugely successful on the American indie circuit at least partially because it was a foreign-language film, which Americans took to mean that it was a chić art film. Rodriguez would later admit that it's actually a parody of low-budget, DirectToVideo Spanish-language action movies and was intended as a {{black comedy}}. It's safe to assume that he doesn't have many complaints otherwise.