- Americans Hate Tingle: Not the film itself, but Spanish audiences absolutely hated the dub it received, which made the characters speak in very stereotypical Spanish dialects and altered their lines at will to insert naff cultural jokes. The critics were dismayed, and there were reports of people leaving theaters after a few minutes of the film. Nowadays, Spaniards consider it one of the worst examples of failed Woolseyism in history, and only in some cases they see it as a So Bad, It's Good of ungodly proportions.
- Awesome Music:
- The fight with the Musicians versus the Baker and Tailor. This is pretty much the Musician's schtick.
- The film score got pretty epic for the Three Masters Reveal.
- The Credits song is pretty awesome too
- Pick a track, it's hard to go wrong. Realization will make you wince, no matter how many times you watch the movie. "That's a pretty big fist you've got there."
- Ballroom Blitz
- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The random Axe Gang dance number at the beginning.
- Complete Monster: Brother Sum is the leader of the Axe Gang, which controls most of Shanghai with an iron fist. Sum makes his debut hacking a rival gang leader to death, then gunning down his wife after telling her she would be spared. When a martial artist injures a member of his gang, Brother Sum tries to set a woman and child on fire to get him to reveal himself. His underlings fare little better, as Sum kills them with no hesitation if they irritate or fail him. Upon being humiliated by the Pig Sty Alley residents, Brother Sum hires a pair of assassins to murder the local martial artists, and later breaks into an asylum and releases the Beast so that he will kill the Landlady and Landlord.
- Crazy Awesome:
- The Beast, especially his Toad Style.
- The Tailor does not put on his arm rings in any fashion resembling "normal"; it's either yank them down from some curtains or have them stacked on a table (where he then slaps the table hard, shooting them up into the air and down onto his arms).
- The Lion's Roar definitely counts. Especially with a mega-phone in the form of a bronze bell. Even The Beast didn't know what hit him.
- Crosses the Line Twice: You really don't know whether to laugh or cry at the CGI FX needed to depict Sing's head getting bashed INTO the floor, deeper and deeper each time, over and over...
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Yuen Qiu (Landlady), who earned an award nomination and several roles in later movies.note
- Funny Moments:
- A lot, Sing and his useless sidekick's attempt to assassinate the land lady is but one of the many.
- Not to mention the scene directly after where Sing, fleeing from the enraged land lady, uses the knife stuck in his shoulder as a rearview mirror.
- (splat) "Who's throwing handles!?"
- Moment of Awesome: Most of these are mixed with below trope, but the most awesome goes to, of course, Sing's final attack against The Beast and how he easily disarms his An Qi.
- Signature Scene: The three masters vs. the Axe Gang in Pig Sty alley.
- This Is Your Premise on Drugs: What happens with the kung fu flick genre drinks a mixture of Red Bull and Powerthirst.
YMMV / Kung Fu Hustle