Tropes related to the movie:
- Cult Classic: Although it was unsuccessful both critically and commercially, this movie does have its share of fans.
- Moral Event Horizon: Jason Cutler has a large number of Kick the Dog moments, but the two highest contenders for this are either him locking up all of Lincoln's letters to his family over the years and trying to convince Michael that Lincoln never cared about his family (and trying to continue to play this angle when Michael finds the letters) or him hiring a bunch of goons with the mission of kidnapping Michael (and bringing him to his home) and roughing Lincoln up.
- They Just Didn't Care: Stallone's character is referred to as both "Hawk" and "Hawkes" at different points during the film.
Tropes related to the series:
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Simon
- Harsher in Hindsight: Simon mentions that he is not blushing, but having a stroke to an overly obsessive fan who is preventing him from being off television. This isn't so much funny, especially to fans July 2012 when Tim Curry actually does come down with a stroke. Granted that he is fine now, but it's a bit touchy to his loyal fanbase.