The Daily Movie Quote: The Usual Suspects

The cast of The Usual Suspects
The cast of The Usual Suspects

"Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze." - Roger 'Verbal' Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, rated R, 106 minutes.

Directed By: Bryan Singer

Cast:

Gabriel Byrne - Dean Keaton

Stephen Baldwin - Michael McManus

Benicio Del Toro - Fred Fenster

Kevin Pollak - Todd Hockney

Kevin Spacey - Roger 'Verbal' Kint

Chazz Palmintari - Dave Kujan

Pete Postlethwaite - Kobayashi

Suzy Amis - Edie Finneran

Dan Hedaya - Sgt. Jeffrey 'Jeff' Rabin

Domestic Box Office Gross: $23,341,568

Synopsis: Five career criminals are, what appears to be, randomly brought together for an armed truck robbery only to discover that it was a mystery man, named Keyser Soze, whom they have all wronged at one time. Now they must do a seemingly impossible job for Soze in hopes to save not only their own but their loved ones lives as well.

Fact: Keyser Soze is loosely based on real life John List who murdered his family and they disappeared for seventeen years.

Trivia: Al Pacino was originally supposed to play Dave Kujan but had to pass due to scheduling conflicts. He claims this is the role he regrets turning down the most.

Movie Mistake: Keaton's hand on his mouth and jacket on the other arm alternate positions between shots.

My Take: This was the year of Kevin Spacey who delivered three amazing performances with Swimming With Sharks and Se7en being the other two. Spacey won an Oscar for The Usual Suspects. I loved this film and the ending gave me a real good 'get the heck out of here!' moment.

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vinnz21 6 years ago from Philippines now in California

great!


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Skaditch 6 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Thanks vinnz21!

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