- Hilarious in Hindsight: Twelve years later Christopher Nolan would make a movie staring a thief also (sur)named Cobb. Considering Nolan got the idea for Inception early in his career (but took years getting to a point where he was well-known enough to get the funding necessary to pull it off) this probably isn't a coincidence.
- Magnificent Bastard: Cobb. He is ordered by a gangster (The Bald Guy) to kill one of his former lovers after she started blackmailing him, then notices that a stranger (the Writer) has been following him. He plays the Writer for a complete fool, implicating himself in the murder Cobb is planning under the guise of teaching him the art of burglary. He pretends to be working with the Blonde to implicate the Writer for another murder. He reveals he's working for the Bald Guy, kills the Blonde with the same weapon the Writer used earlier in another burglary, then dissappears into thin air to let the Writer take the fall.