- Best Known for the Fanservice: If Labyrinth didn't cause many boys from the late 80's and early 90's to develop a crush on Jennifer Connelly, this movie certainly did no thanks to the infamous scene of her riding a mechanical horse and the fact she spends a good chunk of the movie in a tight white tank top.
- Director Displacement: While John Hughes wrote and co-produced the movie, he was not the director. The fact they used his name so much to bring attention to the movie while also ignoring most of his actual input is one of many reasons he didn't think of this movie very fondly.
- Escapist Character: The protagonist James Dodge. Aside from his job as a nighttime janitor, he's confident, carefree, and gets together with Jennifer freaking Connelly.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: This wouldnt be the last time Frank Whaley would meet two thugs holding him at gunpoint. And unlike in this movie, he doesnt survive that encounter.
- Just Here for Godzilla: Especially amongst modern viewers, chances are you saw this movie because you saw one of the many fan-made music videos using scenes from this movie. You probably also saw it because you agree that 20-year-old Jennifer Connelly is gorgeous to say the least.
- One-Scene Wonder: Can't have a John Hughes movie without a cameo from John Candy, this time playing the manager of Target interviewing Jim.
- Retroactive Recognition: As mentioned above in Hilarious in Hindsight, Frank Whaley would become slightly more recognizable as Brett in Pulp Fiction, AKA the poor fella dared to say what again by Samuel L. Jackson.
- Signature Scene: Josie riding a mechanical horse, for obvious reasons.
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