Usual Suspects, The

After a waterfront explosion, Verbal (Kevin Spacey), an eye-witness and participant tells the story of events leading up to the conflagration. The story begins when five men are rounded up for a line-up, and grilled about a truck hijacking (the usual suspects). Least pleased is Keaton (Gabriel Byrne) a crooked cop – exposed, indicted, but now desperately trying to go straight. The cops won’t leave him alone, however, and as they wait for their lawyers to post bail, he is talked into doing one more job with the other four. All goes tolerably well until the influence of the legendary, seemingly omnipotent “Keyser Soze” is felt. Although set in the modern day, it has much of the texture of the forties, plus suspense, intrigue (a fairly high body count), and lots of twists in the plot.

Usual Suspects, The

Title: Usual Suspects, The

Release Date: 1995

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

    Directors: Singer, Bryan


  • Baldwin, Stephen as Michael McManus
  • Byrne, Gabriel as Dean Keaton
  • Del Toro, Benicio as Fred Fenster
  • Pollak, Kevin as Todd Hockney
  • Spacey, Kevin as Roger ”Verbal” Kint
  • Palminteri, Chazz as Dave Kujan, US Customs
  • Postlethwaite, Pete as Kobayashi
  • Esposito, Giancarlo as Jack Baer, FBI
  • Hedaya, Dan as Sgt. Geoffrey ”Jeff” Rabin
  • Amis, Suzy as Edie Finneran
  • Bartel, Paul as Smuggler
  • Bressler, Carl as Saul Berg
  • Simon, Phillip as Fortier
  • Shearer, Jack as Renault
  • Estabrook, Christine as Dr. Plummer

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