The Usual Suspects (1995)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 47 mins

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Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze?
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Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey

Crew: Bryan Singer (Director), Newton Thomas Sigel (Director of Photography), John Ottman (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Release Dates: 16 Aug 1995 (India)

Tagline: The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist

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Did you know? Kevin Spacey won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Read More
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as Dean Keaton
as Roger 'Verbal' Kint
as Fred Fenster
as Arturro Marquez
as Dave Kujan, US Customs
as Dr. Plummer
as Dr. Walters
as Sgt. Jeffrey 'Jeff' Rabin
as Rizzi
as Dean Keaton
as Todd Hockney
as Strausz
as Sketch Artist
as Kobayashi
as Daniel Metzheiser, Dept. of Justice
as Keyser's Wife
as Michael McManus
as Edie Finneran


First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Sound Effects Editor


Art Director
Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Makeup and Hair

Hair Stylist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator


Stunt Coordinator
Film Type:
Spoken Languages:
French, Hungarian, Spanish
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist
Who is Keyser Soze?
Five Criminals . One Line Up . No Coincidence
In a world where nothing is what it seems you've got to look beyond...
The truth is always in the last place you look.
Crew/Equipment Visible
During Verbal's interrogation, when Dave Kujan bends over to pick up the dropped cigarette lighter, several lighting stands and a flag are visible in the background, by the desk lamp.

Audio/Video Mismatch
Dean Keaton's line "If I don't get Kobayashi my way she'll get him her way", spoken to Verbal Kint by the dock, doesn't match the movement of his lips.

Audio/Video Mismatch
During the harbour scene near the end, the report of McManus's Steyr AUG is very muted and yet he has no silencer attached.

Character Error
Keaton calls the Hungarian language "Russian", although it sounds nothing like it. The Verbal character corrects this.

The blood on the elevator window.

Shot of a landing Jumbo Jet (four-engined Boeing 747) becomes a twin-engined 767 or 777 a minute later.

When McManus lights the "finest taxi service" on fire, he drops the lighter, and the sky-view of the car shows fires starting on three separate places on top of the car: the hood, roof, and trunk.
Kevin Spacey won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Al Pacino also read the part of Dave Kujan but had to pass due to scheduling conflicts. Pacino has since noted that this is the film he regrets turning down the most.

For this movie, Kevin Spacey glued the fingers on his left hand together to make his character's disability more realistic.

All the actors in this movie actually worked for less than their usual fees.

Verbal Kint, this part was always intended for actor Kevin Spacey.

This movie shot on a budget of $6 million which was over a period of 35 days.

Dave Kujan was offered to Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, but both turned it down.