Usual SuspectsDirector: Bryan Singer
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Initially released as one of Polygram's first DVD titles, The Usual Suspects was re-released in 1999 with new packaging and better menus when MGM acquired Polygram's catalogue. The MGM release maintains the Dolby Digital and 2.35:1 non-enhanced widescreen, as well as the supplementary features -- a commentary and trailers -- from the original disc. For non-widescreen enthusiasts, MGM has also included a pan-and-scan version of the film on the second side. Director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie offer a particularly engaging commentary track. They divulge great pieces of otherwise unknown trivia (Singer's Bad Hat Harry Productions is named after a line in Jaws) in the first half of the film and amusing self-deprecating observations (Stephen Baldwin looks for $91,000,000 worth of cocaine in a small cabinet) towards the end. Singer and McQuarrie also provide real insight into the tribulations of making an independent film that looks good enough to be the product of a studio, as well as point out clues to the film's ending that might be missed otherwise. While The Usual Suspects looks and sounds better than it ever did on video, the disc's real worth lies in the commentary track, which is almost as entertaining as the film itself.
The Usual Suspects is the freshest, funniest and scariest crime thriller to come along since Pulp Fiction. Peter Travers
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Cast & Crew
|Gabriel Byrne||Dean Keaton|
|Chazz Palminteri||Dave Kujan|
|Kevin Pollak||Todd Hockney|
|Kevin Spacey||Roger "Verbal" Kint|
|Benicio Del Toro||Fred Fenster|
|Dan Hedaya||Jeff Rabin|
|Suzy Amis||Edie Finneran|
|Giancarlo Esposito||Jack Baer|
|Carl Bressler||Saul Berg|
|Christine Estabrook||Dr. Plummer|
|Clark Gregg||Dr. Walters|
|Morgan Hunter||Arkosh Kovash|
|Michelle Clunie||Sketch Artist|
|Vito D'Ambrosio||Arresting Officer|
|Gene Lythgow||Cop on Pier|
|Castulo Guerra||Arturro Marquez|
|Bert Williams||Old Cop|
|Peter Greene||Redfoot (uncredited)|
|Sara Andrews||Set Decoration/Design|
|Hans Brockmann||Executive Producer|
|Howard Cummings||Production Designer|
|James Deck||Asst. Director|
|Roy Downey||Special Effects|
|François Duplat||Executive Producer|
|Art Horan||Executive Producer|
|Kenneth Kokin||Asst. Director,Co-producer|
|David S. Lazan||Art Director|
|Louise Mingenbach||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|John Ottman||Score Composer,Editor|
|Geoffrey Patterson||Musical Direction/Supervision,Sound/Sound Designer|
|Robert Jones||Executive Producer|
|Newton Thomas Sigel||Cinematographer|
2. In The Line Of Fire.
3. "The Usual Suspects."
4. Jail Cell Assemby.
5. "They're All Dead!."
6. "I'm Not A Rat!."
7. Convincing Keaton.
8. Busting Corrupt Cops.
9. Cop-To-Crook Chats
10. Pulling The Job.
11. $91,000,000 Offer.
12. "A Spook Story."
13. Under The Gun.
14. "It Can't Be Done!."
15. Everything Explodes.
16. Police Pressure.
17. "Back To The Pier."
18. Fax Of The Devil.
19. Closing Credits.
a. Audio Commentary.
b. Theatrical Trailer.
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An amazing movie with an amazing climax. Kevin Spacey and Gabrielle Byrne put on a stellar performances. The movie will keep your attention from start to finish, wondering who's who. The characters are complex, the plot involving, the ending, astounding. A five star movie.
One of my favorite movies. A stunning climax, great acting (especially Kevin Spacey), and spectacular cinematography highlight this excellent movie. I can't wait to see ''The Way of the Gun,'' the new movie by the same writer
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen.Great plot.Great acting.Great ending. After I am done writing this I'm going to watch it again.
A great movie, filled with seasoned talents. Chaz Palmintieri, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Spacey... This film is definately a thinker film that will leave you watching it again and again saying, ''damn, why didn't I catch that last time!!!''
Although I watched this movie in the theater with only 2 other people I knew it would do very well at the Academy Awards. Kevin Spacey's Best Actor performance is excellent. Sad eyed Gabriel Byrne is at his best as well. Winning Best Original Screenplay, the plot is full of twists and turns that will keep you riveted until the very last frame. The DVD has an excellent commentary with blow your mind revelations of how the movie was shot. How the movie was filmed is many times as surprising as the plot of the movie. You will not be disappointed.
usual suspects is my favourite movie. the actors give magnificent performances - especially kevin sp. the end is the best ever and the character of kaizersoje is inspairing.
This is a brilliant crime thriller and goes right up there with Heat and Pulp Fiction. It is stunning and right until the closing minutes you don't know who did it for sure. Talking of the last few minutes, the ending is the best ending of any film I have ever seen and I've seen a lot of films. The performances are great particularly Spacey as the cripple Verbal Kint. I love this film and the DVD only inhances its wonderment.
I liked the movie a lot. It was stirring and it kept me wondering till very end. Kevin Spacey and Benicio del Toro were good as always. I recommend it.
This is truly the best thriller all the actors are great and the ending makes this movie even better.
If you like thinking movies you will really like this one. It makes you think hard about whats going on and you will expect the unexpected.
The Usual Suspects is an extremely clever film that uses unique wording to baffle audiences. Superb acting on behalf of Kevin Spacey and the other usual suspects. I enjoyed the screen play, acting, and directing of the film. A remarkable film that can be viewed more than once with the same result.
The writing and directing of this film are superb. The sequence of events and exchanges among the actors keep the plot moving, and keeps the viewer ever-seeking the identity of the master villian until the end.
I've seen hundreds of movies and this is one of the best ever made. Right from the start, you are forced to try and put all the clues together. Who is Keiser Soze? The best part is that when the movie ends, you feel that everything finally makes sense. It's not one of those movies that leaves you thinking 'how was I supposed to figure that out?' The movie will keep you completely enthralled and the ending will blow your mind. If you love thrillers, you'll love this. A must own for any real movie collector.
This movie is mind blowing. This was one well written movie written and directed very cleverly. It's the most amazing thing to find out that what you think is a flashback told by a seemingly crippled and worthless guy is actually just a made up story thought up just by looking at posters and flyers on a wall in an office. You really get into the story: 5 guys thrown in jail for the explosion of a boat and they all hook up and commit crimes for coke or money or whatever, and then you find out at the end that this isn't a flashback at all, that it's just some clever story to fool the FBI into thinking that it's a flashback. Oh yeah, you might want to pay attention to the way Verbal walks at the end.....
This movie has a storyline and a plot, with such amazing twists and turns, it will keep you guessing till the very end. The story may start out a little slow and seem like a typical movie, but it picks up in intensity as it moves along, and this movie is anything but typical.It is first rate entertainment and brilliantly designed. Kevin Spacey is his usual self, giving a restrained but masterful performance as the pitiful cripple Verbal Kint. Highly recommended. This film will keep you at the edge of your seat!
This is one of the greatest recent movie mysteries. The mysterious villain weaves a web of deceit as investigators try to find his identity. This is a great buy.
First off I had never seen this but heard of it especially "the ending" and so I got to see this FINALLY, and it was very interesting. This is what movies are all about with a good story and cast and to top it off a kind of ending where you're like "i did not see that coming." Basically you have a gang of criminals, a botched job and the only survivor who knows something to it. benicio was funny, gabriel was kinda cute and spacey excellent as always.
Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's 1995 script for The Usual Suspects is one of my of all-time favorite screenplays. When five criminals meet in jail after being arrested for the same crime, they eventually decide to work together. Told in narration by Kevin Spacey's character in a detective's office, he describes to the police officers the grand scheme and how it went wrong due to the ever-feared-crime-kingpin, Keyser Soze. The last five minutes of this movie, leaves the viewer in awe. It's a must see over and over again.
Great movie, but slow start, You have to pay attention or the many turns will confuse. IMO one of the best movie casts. I enjoyed acting, and characterization by Kevin Spacey. Language rough.
This movie does not disappoint. And it is one movie that is definitely worth viewing several times, and the telling gets better with each viewing. As Kevin Spacey tells his story the viewer is introduced to one colorful and sometimes shady character after another. The viewer accompanies him and his partners on a journey that zigzags through a variety of locations across the country. At each locale he shares one wild adventure after another. Throughout the telling you will find yourself at the edge of your seat and with eyes glued to the screen, not daring to leave the room as the action continues. It sucks you in from the very first scene, entertains from beginning to end and then delivers a surprise at the end that just leaves you wanting more.
Love watching this movie. Just worth watching..