For the film:
- Jerkass Woobie: Vincent behaves like a grouchy old drunk, but opens up to young Oliver, who eventually learns of the deteriorating elements in Vincent's life (his debt, addictions, post-war outlook, sick wife, etc.).
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The ramifications of Vincent losing all of Oliver's previous winnings at the racetrack are never addressed.
- The loan sharks who come after Vincent are also completely forgotten after they leave Vincent lying on the floor while he is having a stroke. Maybe they thought he was dead?