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* EarWorm: "Let the revels begin, let the fire be started, we're dancing for the restless and the brokenhearted; let the revels begin, let the fire be started, we're dancing for the desperate and the brokenhearted..."


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the beautiful temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, TheLadette, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''' Priss Asagiri.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the beautiful temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, TheLadette, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously film, including ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''' Priss Asagiri.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The ''explosions''!

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The ''explosions''!


* FaceOfTheBand: Ellen Aim is the lead vocals for the Attackers. Stoney Jackson is the lead vocals for the Sorels.



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the beautiful temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, TheLadette, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being Anime/BubblegumCrisis' Priss Asagiri.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the beautiful temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, TheLadette, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being Anime/BubblegumCrisis' ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''' Priss Asagiri.



* TearJerker: The ending. The music helps a lot.
** ''Both'' ending songs qualify.
--> But I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight...

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* TearJerker: TearJerker:
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The ending. The music helps a lot.
** *** ''Both'' ending songs qualify.
--> ---> But I can dream about you if I can't hold you tonight...


* FashionVictimVillain: Raven and his gang.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Raven and his gang.gang usually wear decent-looking [[HellBentForLeather biker clothes]], but in the bar, Raven is wearing a leather tanktop with thick straps that shows off most of his chest. He looks absolutely ridiculous.


* PlayingAgainstType: Rick Moranis as the popular, powerful, and surprisingly street-smart Billy Fish. The role definitely makes for a double-take for anyone used to Rick Moranis' typecast HollywoodNerd roles.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The ''explosions''!
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dafoe's performance in this film is part of the rumors that he was one of the people targetted to play The Joker in ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Dafoe has denied this, but he ''was'' considered for the role of ''Batman''.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The ''explosions''!
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dafoe's performance in this film is part of the rumors that he was one of the people targetted to play The Joker in ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Dafoe has denied this, but he ''was'' considered for the role of ''Batman''.
''explosions''!


* AwesomeMusic: All of it really but especially the two songs at the end



* SoCoolItsAwesome


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the beautiful temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, the {{Ladette}}, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being Anime/BubblegumCrisis' Priss Asagiri.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the beautiful temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, the {{Ladette}}, TheLadette, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being Anime/BubblegumCrisis' Priss Asagiri.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, the {{Ladette}}, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being Anime/BubblegumCrisis' Priss Asagiri.
and even influenced many anime and the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. It probably helps culturally that the main characters' ethos and attitude has more in common with the protagonists of Japanese films than standard American action fare.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the beautiful temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, the {{Ladette}}, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being Anime/BubblegumCrisis' Priss Asagiri.
and even influenced many anime and the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. It probably helps culturally that the main characters' ethos and attitude has more in common with the protagonists of Japanese films than standard American action fare.
Asagiri.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This film was very popular in Japan and even influenced many anime and the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. It probably helps culturally that the main characters' ethos and attitude has more in common with the protagonists of Japanese films than standard American action fare.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This The film was very popular in Japan as the main characters - the wandering mercenary with a HiddenHeartOfGold, the sneering villain who leads an army, the temptress beloved by her hometown, the CoolBigSis, the {{Ladette}}, the weak-yet-courageous tagalong - are uncommon in American fiction, but beloved elements of Japanese culture. A number of video games were inspired by the film; ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', and very obviously ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage''. More obviously, every rock and roll IdolSinger in anime is essentially Ellen Aim, the TropeCodifier being Anime/BubblegumCrisis' Priss Asagiri.
and even influenced many anime and the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. It probably helps culturally that the main characters' ethos and attitude has more in common with the protagonists of Japanese films than standard American action fare.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This film was very popular in Japan and even influenced many anime and the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFight''.

to:

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: This film was very popular in Japan and even influenced many anime and the video game ''VideoGame/FinalFight''. It probably helps culturally that the main characters' ethos and attitude has more in common with the protagonists of Japanese films than standard American action fare.


* PlayingAgainstType: Rick Moranis as the popular, powerful, and surprisingly street-smart Billy Fish. The role definitely makes for a double-take for anyone used to Rick Moranis' typecast HollywoodNerd roles.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dafoe's performance in this film is part of the rumors that he was one of the people targetted to play The Joker in ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Dafoe has denied this, but he ''was'' considered for the role of ''Batman''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dafoe's performance in this film is part of the rumors that he was one of the people targetted to play The Joker in ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Dafoe has denied this, but he ''was'' considered for the role of ''Batman''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Dafoe's performance in this film is part of the rumors that he was one of the people targetted to play The Joker in ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Dafoe has denied this, but he ''was'' considered for the role of ''Batman''.


* ForTheEvulz: Raven and his gang steal Ellen and pillage for not much if any motivation.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Robert Townsend. The film came before he struck it big with ''Hollywood Shuffle''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Robert Townsend. The film came before he struck it big with ''Hollywood Shuffle''.''Film/HollywoodShuffle''.


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* SpecialEffectFailure: Clyde the Bartender has a dark front tooth after getting punched out by the bombers. It's apparently supposed to look like it's missing.

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