The Usual Suspects Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri

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A massive explosion aboard a ship docked at San Pedro pier leaves 27 bodies, $91 million in cash, and two survivors: a terrified Hungarian terrorist and crippled con man Roger "Verbal" Kint (Spacey). The police lean on Verbal to tell them what he knows. He tells them six weeks before, he and four other criminals were rounded up in New York and questioned hard about a truck hijacking. Most irritated of the five is Dean Keaton (Byrne), a crooked cop who wants to go straight but gets talked into doing one more job while the suspects are waiting for their lawyers to post bail. It appears the criminal mastermind behind the job is the mysterious Keyser Soze, but little is known or can be discovered about him. This thrilling 1995 surprise hit has loads of suspense, intrigue, and a 1940s noir feel. Spacey and the screenplay won Oscars.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Criminals steal drugs from each other.
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Script Analysis of The Usual Suspects

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals killing each other

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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