YMMV: New Jack City
- Memetic Mutation:
- "Sit yo five dollar ass down before I make change!"
- "I wanna shoot you so bad my dick is hard."
- Moral Event Horizon: Nino crossed it either when he used a little girl as a human shield during a hit on his life at a wedding, or years earlier when he killed Scotty's mother (a random schoolteacher whom he didn't even know) when he was in a gang initiation.
- Old Guard Versus New Blood: The old-school, Italian Mafia vs the more modern, tech-savvy CMB.
- Retroactive Recognition: Wesley Snipes (Blade) as Nino, Ice-T (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) as Appleton, Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) as Peretti and Chris Rock (Everybody Hates Chris) as Pookie.
- Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Today we would say this film is trite but at the time it was considered gritty.
- Special Effects Failure: That is definitely not Chris Rock on the bicycle during the bike chase early on.