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The Daily Movie Quote: The Usual Suspects

Updated on October 2, 2010
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


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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      Skaditch 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks vinnz21!

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      vinnz21 7 years ago from Philippines now in California