The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects

Director: Bryan Singer Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri

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Near the end of The Usual Suspects, Kevin Spacey, in his Oscar-winning performance as crippled con man Roger "Verbal" Kint, says, "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." This may be the key line in this story; the farther along the movie goes, the more one realizes that not everything is quite what it seems, and what began as a conventional whodunit turns into something quite different. A massive explosion rips through a ship in a San Pedro, CA, harbor, leaving 27 men dead, the lone survivor horribly burned, and 91 million dollars' worth of cocaine, believed to be on board, mysteriously missing. Police detective Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) soon brings in the only witness and key suspect, "Verbal" Kint. Kint's nickname stems from his inability to keep his mouth shut, and he recounts the events that led to the disaster. Five days earlier, a truckload of gun parts was hijacked in Queens, NY, and five men were brought in as suspects: Kint, hot-headed hipster thief McManus (Stephen Baldwin), ill-tempered thug Hockney (Kevin Pollak), flashy wise guy Fenster (Benicio Del Toro), and Keaton (Gabriel Byrne), a cop gone bad now trying to go straight in the restaurant business. While in stir, someone suggests that they should pull a job together, and Kint hatches a plan for a simple and lucrative jewel heist. Despite Keaton's misgivings, the five men pull off the robbery without a hitch and fly to Los Angeles to fence the loot. Their customer asks if they'd be interested in pulling a quick job while out West; the men agree, but the robbery goes horribly wrong and they soon find themselves visited by Kobayashi (Pete Postlethwaite), who represents a criminal mastermind named Keyser Soze. Soze's violent reputation is so infamous that he's said to have responded to a threat to murder his family by killing them himself, just to prove that he feared no one. When Kobayashi passes along a heist proposed by Soze that sounds like suicide, the men feel that they have little choice but to agree.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/08/2016
UPC: 0883904353485
Original Release: 1995
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 21,270

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gabriel Byrne Dean Keaton
Stephen Baldwin McManus
Chazz Palminteri Dave Kujan
Kevin Pollak Todd Hockney
Pete Postlethwaite Kobayashi
Kevin Spacey Roger "Verbal" Kint
Benicio Del Toro Fred Fenster
Dan Hedaya Jeff Rabin
Suzy Amis Edie Finneran
Giancarlo Esposito Jack Baer
Paul Bartel Smuggler
Carl Bressler Saul Berg
Phillip Simon Fortier
Jack Shearer Renault
Christine Estabrook Dr. Plummer
Clark Gregg Dr. Walters
Morgan Hunter Arkosh Kovash
Michelle Clunie Sketch Artist
Vito D'Ambrosio Arresting Officer
Gene Lythgow Cop on Pier
David Powladge Bodyguard
Billy Bates Bodyguard
Castulo Guerra Arturro Marquez
Bert Williams Old Cop
Peter Greene Redfoot (uncredited)
Louis Lombardi Strausz
Frank Medrano Rizzi

Technical Credits
Bryan Singer Director,Producer
Sara Andrews Set Decoration/Design
Hans Brockmann Executive Producer
Howard Cummings Production Designer
James Deck Asst. Director
Roy Downey Special Effects
François Duplat Executive Producer
Eric Golstein Cinematographer
Art Horan Executive Producer
Kenneth Kokin Asst. Director,Co-producer
David S. Lazan Art Director
Francine Maisler Casting
Michael McDonnell Producer
Christopher McQuarrie Screenwriter
Louise Mingenbach Costumes/Costume Designer
John Ottman Score Composer,Editor
Geoffrey Patterson Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Jones Executive Producer
Scott Sakamoto Cinematographer
Newton Thomas Sigel Cinematographer

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The Usual Suspects 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie does not disappoint. And it is one movie that is definitely worth viewing several times, and the telling gets better with each viewing. As Kevin Spacey tells his story the viewer is introduced to one colorful and sometimes shady character after another. The viewer accompanies him and his partners on a journey that zigzags through a variety of locations across the country. At each locale he shares one wild adventure after another. Throughout the telling you will find yourself at the edge of your seat and with eyes glued to the screen, not daring to leave the room as the action continues. It sucks you in from the very first scene, entertains from beginning to end and then delivers a surprise at the end that just leaves you wanting more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Usual Suspects is an extremely clever film that uses unique wording to baffle audiences. Superb acting on behalf of Kevin Spacey and the other usual suspects. I enjoyed the screen play, acting, and directing of the film. A remarkable film that can be viewed more than once with the same result.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly the best thriller all the actors are great and the ending makes this movie even better.
gravity More than 1 year ago
Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's 1995 script for The Usual Suspects is one of my of all-time favorite screenplays. When five criminals meet in jail after being arrested for the same crime, they eventually decide to work together. Told in narration by Kevin Spacey's character in a detective's office, he describes to the police officers the grand scheme and how it went wrong due to the ever-feared-crime-kingpin, Keyser Soze. The last five minutes of this movie, leaves the viewer in awe. It's a must see over and over again.
kayak54 More than 1 year ago
Great movie, but slow start, You have to pay attention or the many turns will confuse. IMO one of the best movie casts. I enjoyed acting, and characterization by Kevin Spacey. Language rough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing movie with an amazing climax. Kevin Spacey and Gabrielle Byrne put on a stellar performances. The movie will keep your attention from start to finish, wondering who's who. The characters are complex, the plot involving, the ending, astounding. A five star movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like thinking movies you will really like this one. It makes you think hard about whats going on and you will expect the unexpected.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I watched this movie in the theater with only 2 other people I knew it would do very well at the Academy Awards. Kevin Spacey's Best Actor performance is excellent. Sad eyed Gabriel Byrne is at his best as well. Winning Best Original Screenplay, the plot is full of twists and turns that will keep you riveted until the very last frame. The DVD has an excellent commentary with blow your mind revelations of how the movie was shot. How the movie was filmed is many times as surprising as the plot of the movie. You will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite movies. A stunning climax, great acting (especially Kevin Spacey), and spectacular cinematography highlight this excellent movie. I can't wait to see ''The Way of the Gun,'' the new movie by the same writer
Guest More than 1 year ago
First off I had never seen this but heard of it especially "the ending" and so I got to see this FINALLY, and it was very interesting. This is what movies are all about with a good story and cast and to top it off a kind of ending where you're like "i did not see that coming." Basically you have a gang of criminals, a botched job and the only survivor who knows something to it. benicio was funny, gabriel was kinda cute and spacey excellent as always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The writing and directing of this film are superb. The sequence of events and exchanges among the actors keep the plot moving, and keeps the viewer ever-seeking the identity of the master villian until the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great movie, filled with seasoned talents. Chaz Palmintieri, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Spacey... This film is definately a thinker film that will leave you watching it again and again saying, ''damn, why didn't I catch that last time!!!''
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the movie a lot. It was stirring and it kept me wondering till very end. Kevin Spacey and Benicio del Toro were good as always. I recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest recent movie mysteries. The mysterious villain weaves a web of deceit as investigators try to find his identity. This is a great buy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.Great plot.Great acting.Great ending. After I am done writing this I'm going to watch it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a brilliant crime thriller and goes right up there with Heat and Pulp Fiction. It is stunning and right until the closing minutes you don't know who did it for sure. Talking of the last few minutes, the ending is the best ending of any film I have ever seen and I've seen a lot of films. The performances are great particularly Spacey as the cripple Verbal Kint. I love this film and the DVD only inhances its wonderment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is mind blowing. This was one well written movie written and directed very cleverly. It's the most amazing thing to find out that what you think is a flashback told by a seemingly crippled and worthless guy is actually just a made up story thought up just by looking at posters and flyers on a wall in an office. You really get into the story: 5 guys thrown in jail for the explosion of a boat and they all hook up and commit crimes for coke or money or whatever, and then you find out at the end that this isn't a flashback at all, that it's just some clever story to fool the FBI into thinking that it's a flashback. Oh yeah, you might want to pay attention to the way Verbal walks at the end.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've seen hundreds of movies and this is one of the best ever made. Right from the start, you are forced to try and put all the clues together. Who is Keiser Soze? The best part is that when the movie ends, you feel that everything finally makes sense. It's not one of those movies that leaves you thinking 'how was I supposed to figure that out?' The movie will keep you completely enthralled and the ending will blow your mind. If you love thrillers, you'll love this. A must own for any real movie collector.
Guest More than 1 year ago
usual suspects is my favourite movie. the actors give magnificent performances - especially kevin sp. the end is the best ever and the character of kaizersoje is inspairing.
AnaBeeVanHausin More than 1 year ago
Love watching this movie. Just worth watching..
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has a storyline and a plot, with such amazing twists and turns, it will keep you guessing till the very end. The story may start out a little slow and seem like a typical movie, but it picks up in intensity as it moves along, and this movie is anything but typical.It is first rate entertainment and brilliantly designed. Kevin Spacey is his usual self, giving a restrained but masterful performance as the pitiful cripple Verbal Kint. Highly recommended. This film will keep you at the edge of your seat!
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