- Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: About 2/3 through the film, Colt heads to Luger's house because he's checking to see if he's in trouble. As Colt quietly and slowly ascends the staircase, a shadow of a guy's hand can be seen creeping towards Colt, but pulls back when Colt turns around. This shadowy figure is never heard from again.
- Cliché Storm: Parodied with this exchange:Gen. Morters: Where's the microfilm, Mike?Mike McCracken: I don't know, I gave it to York. I thought she was one of your men.Gen. Morters: Act in haste, repent in leisure.Mike McCracken: But he who hesitates is lost.Gen. Morters: Never judge a book by its cover.Mike McCracken: What you see is what you get.Gen. Morters: Loose lips, sink ships...[Gen. Morters, cornered, looks to Mr. Jigsaw][Mr. Jigsaw consults Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, shakes his head]Gen. Morters: Sorry Mike, no good.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Luger and Frozone both use Hai Karate and are both played by Samuel L. Jackson.
- Ho Yay: During the Silence of the Lambs parody:Leacher: Look to a man with whom you were involved.[Colt reminisces holding hands with a biker and skipping on a beach]Leacher: No, not him. It was in Vietnam.[Colt reminisces holding hands with a Vietnamese man and skipping on a beach]Leacher: No, you disappoint me, Mr. Colt. It was Mortars. General Mortars.[Colt starts to reminisce, then looks disgusted]Colt: Wait a minute! I never-Leacher: I didn't mean that kind of involvement.
- Redundant Parody: Brought up by Roger Ebert in his negative review of the movie; he says the movie is a satire of the Lethal Weapon movies, which it is, but he argues that the Lethal Weapon series itself is a satire, what with the main character jumping off a building handcuffed to another character, and another person sitting on a toilet rigged with a bomb while the news media films it live, etc.
- Retroactive Recognition: Denise Richards appears as an extra in one scene.
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