- Awesome Music: The Main Title music.
- Base Breaker: Go to any retrospective discussion on this movie, and half the comments below it will consist of complaints about The Alan Parsons Project eighties-synth soundtrack. While many fans feel that the incongruous nature of the music helps Ladyhawke stand out from the pack of sound-alike fantasy films, many others complain that it takes them out of the movie altogether.
- Playing Against Type: Often cast as imposing villains or antagonists, here Rutger Hauer actually gets to play The Hero. Perhaps not surprisingly, the original plan was for Hauer to play The Dragon, but he was recast as the hero when Kurt Russell dropped out of the film.