- Ho Yay: It is really easy to read the relationship between Pitt and Wilberforce as an one-sided love-story. Note that Pitt was probably gay in real life.
- One-Scene Wonder: Albert Finney as Wilberforce's pastor John Newton, a penitent former slave trader turned abolitionist, who actually wrote the song Amazing Freaking Grace.
- Wham Line: "Tarleton, fetch my nigger." The cold, casual delivery of the line is bad enough, but the context makes it worse: Clarence intends to use him as stakes in a card game.
YMMV / Amazing Grace