The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Usual Suspects – Five criminals. One line up. No coincidence.

Usual Suspects

Gabriel Byrne——————————————–Dean Keaton
Stephen Baldwin—————————————-Danny McManus
Kevin Spacey——————————————–Roger “Verbal” Kint
Benicio Del Toro—————————————-Fred Fenster
Kevin Pollack——————————————–Todd Hockney
Chazz Palminteri—————————————–Dave Kujan
Pete Postelwaithe—————————————Kobayashi
Giancarlo Esposito————————————–Jack Baer
Suzy Amis————————————————Edie Finneran
Dan Hedaya———————————————-Sgt. Jeffrey “Jeff” Rabin.

Directed by Bryan Singer.
Screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie.

Bryan Singer directs this incredible who done it as several criminals intend to rob a ship of its cargo and pay off the one man that you cannot owe…..Keyser Soze. The five criminals start out being put into a line up in New York City. Five hardened criminals that should not be put in the same room are all of a sudden trying their hardest to get revenge on the cops that are harassing them. We see their criminal prowess as they pull off several jobs leading to the ship full of drugs.

Dean Keaton (Byrne) is notorious around the New York area. He is then put in a line up with four other criminals that want nothing more than to get Dean Keaton off the straight and narrow and back committing crimes. His options are limited and realizing that his past will never go away he gets back into crime.Todd Hockney (Pollack), Fred Fenster (Del Toro) and Danny McManus (Baldwin) are all very proficient criminals with more than enough guts to take on anyone.

Verbal Kint (Spacey) is the weak link and he is being interrogated by Dave Kujan (Palminteri) throughout the movie because the story is being told in flashback. As the story unfolds Kujan is convinced that the truth is linked to Dean Keaton….or is it???

Excellent movie that keeps you guessing to the very end and Bryan Singer hits a home run of epic proportions.

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Runtime: 106 Minutes

Production Budget: $6,000,000.

Box Office
Domestic: $23,341,568.
Worldwide: $23,341,568.

CC Rating: 9 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

Directors’ Previous Movies: X-Men, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

If you liked this try: Heat, Valkyrie, The Sixth Sense, Edge of Darkness.