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YMMV: Miami Connection
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: So many in this movie due to its Random Events Plot.
  • Awesome Music: "Friends (Forever)"
  • Ear Worm: "Against the Ninja" and "Friends".
  • Ho Yay: There's a whole lot of homoeroticism between the members of Dragon Sound. They're five guys who live together, go shirtless through most of the film, and sing about what good friends they are. In one scene, Jim walks around with his pants unzipped and shirt off, proclaiming that he's going to use the shower. In another scene, Mark goes around feeding grapes to the other guys.
  • Narm: This movie is filled to the brim with this.
    • Jim's Overly-Long Scream when he gets mortally wounded by one of the ninjas and Mark's reaction to it.
    • Y.K. Kim's delivery of some of his lines due to his shaky use of English.
      ''I thought we were all orpans."
    • Jim's overwrought, tearful monologue about his missing father, with his fly wide open the entire time.
    • Jim's father visiting him in the hospital. The actor has very obvious fake gray in his hair, and reads his dialogue in the most monotonous and utterly bored tone humanly possible.
  • Padding:
    • The band's trip to the beach serves no particular function, and the establishing sequence goes on twice as long as you'd expect.
    • The biker party serves no other plot function than to establish that Hashito is aware of Dragon Sound's existence. Otherwise, it appears as though the filmmakers were simply impressed by the antics of the bikers and decided to add them to the film.
  • Scenery Porn: The film is actually surprisingly pretty.
  • So Bad, It's Good / Narm Charm: It is somewhat controversial as to which of these two tropes fits the film better. Both are likely responsible for its new cult following in the 21st century.
  • Vindicated by History: The movie was harshly received when it was first released and was only in regional theaters for two weeks. Now, it has become a cult classic, with one critic saying that it has a nice and goofy charm to it, even though it makes The Room look like an Ingmar Bergman film.
  • The Woobie: Poor Jim. His mother died when he was young and his father was missing for most of his life. It's quite heartwarming to see that he has finally found his father but later takes a dark turn when he gets injured by ninjas along the way. Thankfully, he gets better and meets his father in the hospital.

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