- Blooper: Leroy's kid brother calls him "Reloy" in an early scene at their home. He yells it, too, making it particularly noticeable. However, it fit his character, so they just left it in.
- Breakaway Pop Hit: "Rhythm of The Night" by DeBarge.
- Mid-Development Genre Shift: Louis Venosta originally conceived it as a stage musical before his girlfriend convinced him to make it a screenplay. His script was also slightly less campy than the film turned out to be (though he ultimately approved of the film).
- Real-Life Relative: In the club, Ernie Reyes Jr. gets into an extended fight with his real-life father, Ernie Reyes Sr.
- Referenced by...: The film is referenced quite often, usually referring to "the Glow" or pretty much anything from Sho'nuff's mouth.
- In The Venture Bros., after winning a sparring duel, Hank yells "Who's da master!" to his brother.
- In LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It," there's the line "And like Bruce Leroy/I've got the glow." Worth remembering that LMFAO members are the son and grandson of Berry Gordy himself.
- Wrestler Naomi mentioned in an interview that her whole Glow gimmick is inspired by this film.
- Unintentional Period Piece: You could not get more eighties if you tried.
- Vindicated by Cable: Actually a modest box office hit in 1985, but it got a resurgence from airing on cable and subscription movie networks.
- What Could Have Been:
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