- Accidental Innuendo: "Don't come on me, dad."
- Ear Worm:
- "Never say die! Iron Eagle! Nothing's forever! Now or ever! Never say die! Iron Eagle! Never look back! Never say diiiiiie!"
- "One Vision" by Queen.
- Moral Event Horizon: Nakesh ordering the sniper to gun down Ted Masters, all while sporting a Psychotic Smirk.
- Narm: Many instances, but perhaps the dogfight dialogue between Nakesh and Doug is the most prominent example:
Doug: You may deal directly with me, now: Colonel Akir Nakesh!Nakesh: And you can deal with me, Doug Masters!
- WTH, Casting Agency?: In Aces: Iron Eagle III Leichmann, Palmer, Horikoshi and Big Bad Kleiss are WWII veterans... and played by actors far too young to have served at the time; Horst Buccholz (born 1933), as Leichmann, was 12 years old when that war ended and he's the oldest (Sonny Chiba (Horikoshi) was born in 1939, and Christopher Cazenove (Palmer) and Paul Freeman (Kleiss) were both born in 1943).