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The Daily Movie Quote: 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
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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