YMMV: Rookie of the Year
- Awesome Music: The film's main theme; the score was composed by Bill Conti of Rocky fame.
- Ham-to-Ham Combat: Mary and Jack's argument. "HE IS MY SON!" "HE'S MY CLIENT!"
- Harsher in Hindsight, Hilarious in Hindsight: Depending on what you think of Gary Busey's mental condition due to his motorcycle accident, but Steadman's "have-to" speech wouldn't be out of place with the current Buseyisms of today.
- He Really Can Act: Gary Busey does a fantastic job as Steadman.
- Memetic Mutation:
- Funky buttlovin'!
- "Pitcher's got a big butt!" was also widely repeated in The '90s.
- Playing Against Type: Gary Busey plays a sane, eventually warm father figure and not villainous or crazy, like 99% of his resume. It was an attempt to get back to the "nice guy" roles he had early in his career like Buddy Holly.