* DesignatedHero: Kelly and his crew, full stop. They are motivated purely by opportunistic self-interest, and participate in the events of the film only for a chance to line their pockets. While they don't do anything particularly evil, they also exhibit nothing resembling selfless heroic behavior, either.
* EarWorm - "Burning Bridges"
* GeniusBonus: Moriarty describing the "captured" Tiger as a "piece of junk" with "fuel leaking everywhere". Deadly as they could be Tiger tanks were also underpowered, mechanically unreliable unless maintained often and notoriously leaky since wartime shortages meant their fiendishly complicated fuel systems (5 tanks and over 120 tubes and fittings) were made with household plumbing pipes instead of military grade materials.
* RetroactiveRecognition: One of Oddball's tank crew is Gavin [=MacLeod=], [[TheLoveBoat Captain Stubing]].
** Hey, hey! [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Uncle Leo]] is brought in to the plan by Oddball to build a bridge.
** [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]] is a glory seeking general.
** Oddball himself becomes a [[Film/{{MASH}} pacifist womanizing prankster in Korea]]
** And of course, Kelly ends up as a [[Film/DirtyHarry vigilante detective in San Francisco.]]
* WhatAnIdiot: In the opening scene, Germans located their field kitchen just next to a large, water-filled hole in the road. Even without the escaping Jeep, they just had to get thoroughly splashed sooner or later. If one watches carefully, there are many way more suitable places for a field kitchen around.
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