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  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The film was a critical and commercial failure; today, it's remembered only because of the sex scenes.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: When Capa talks with Martinez at Martinez's birthday party, an LAPD helicopter stops to give Martinez a birthday message, with a female officer dancing on the copter's skids with her pants down and backside exposed. This is barely commented on, much less mentioned again.
  • Fridge Brilliance: A woman played by a British actress passes herself off as male, and has considerable sexual tension with Lesley Ann Warren.
  • Heartwarming Moments: Bill saving Rose from suicide after her Heroic BSoD.
    • Despite having physically fought Lt. Martinez for having an affair with his wife, who was then murdered by an unknown assailant along with their infant daughter, Buck later forgave Martinez for the affair and the two have put things behind them. It's especially notable as it's one of the few serious moments in the film done quite well.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Bruce Willis plays a shrink whose patient commits suicide in front of him. And it's also in a Disney film.
  • Narm: Hoo boy, where to start? How about Dominic Frontiere's TV movie-esque score? Or several therapy group members aggressively Chewing the Scenery? Or Dr. Bob Moore's murder being so over-the-top it's better suited for a Giallo film like Deep Red?
    • Michelle fellating a gun in the opening credits sets the tone for this movie right off the bat. Ironically, this was cut from the original theatrical release.
  • What an Idiot!: Despite constant anonymous threats and his home armed to the teeth with security, Bob chooses instead to stay at the office after hours alone. Naturally, this gets him killed.


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