YMMV / The Needle

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Zvezda po imeni Solntse" (Star Called Sun) at the beggining and "Gruppa krovi" (Blood Type) at the end. Two of Tsoi's most iconic songs. Star Called Sun was actually originally written for the film.
  • He Really Can Act: Peter Mamonov as Artur.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: A lot of viewers at the time only really came to see Viktor Tsoi. It was supposed to be his big breakthrough role in film, the first time where he doesn't star as himself. Sadly, that career abruptly ended before it could really get going...
  • Misaimed Marketing: A New Wave art film marketed as a crime drama.