YMMV / Fatal Deviation

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Just before the final battle (and the infamous car crash), a man in a cowboy hat and a speedo appears, takes off his speedo and jumps into a heated open-air bathtub (which is literally just an old bathtub propped over an open flame). The scene then changes to Jimmy driving and shooting at the Drug Lord bodyguards before crashing his car. After the crash and the ensuing explosion, the naked cowboy jumps out of his bathtub and runs off screen. His sudden presence in the film is never explained and he is never seen again. Bizarrely enough, he's credited for the role.
  • Cult Classic: It's got a fairly strong following among Irish viewers for being Ireland's greatest martial arts movie and among moviegoers with a Bile Fascination.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A member of Boyzone appearing in an Irish production about a drug gang? Are we talking about Fatal Deviation or Love/Hate?
  • Narm: "Fuck you and your gun, ya prick!"
    • After Nicola's capture by the bad guys, Jimmy has a Flashback to his memories of her. In the middle of the generic picnic/lovemaking memories, one scene is of him driving a motorbike and firing a handgun, while Nicola clings to his back in fear.
    • "You made me look bad. And that's not good."
    • "But what about Nicola?!"
    • To say nothing of the soundtrack.
    • In one scene, two Mooks are cutting up cocaine with a Dunnes Stores Value Club Card.
  • So Bad, It's Good: This film combines poor acting with ridiculous dialogue wrapped up in a hilarious Excuse Plot with a side order of Special Effect Failure. The result is priceless.
  • Special Effect Failure: It's glaringly obvious where muzzle flashes have been added in post-production.
    • The explosion from the car crash looks fairly tacked on too.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Mikey, being played by the biggest name cast member, is the only one who looks like he's capable of acting in any way shape or form. He's probably the most memorable character in the film.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Mikey Graham of the boyband Boyzone as The Dragon. Yes, seriously. It just adds to the film's Narm. This was at the height of their fame too, so it's not as if he needed the money from a film that cost less than ten grand to make.