- Awesome Music: Magnificent doesn't even begin to describe the score by Jerry Goldsmith.
- Heartwarming Moments: Do you even have to say it?
- Memetic Mutation: Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
- Retroactive Recognition: Future Heterosexual Life-Partners Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn are in the film. It was Favreau's first film role (Vaughn still an unknown young actor, credited as Vincent Vaughn) and they actually met during the shooting of the film. The rest is history.
- Tear Jerker: It's been said that this is one of the rare films where it's okay for manly men to cry while watching it.