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The Usual Suspects is a mystery crime drama film about a crippled man with immunity who was involved in a large drug smuggling crime and is being investigated by the police. The film follows Verbal Kint as he gives his re-tells his statement to an agent and adds a few extra details once the agent pushes him to do so. The movie is about a group of men who are talked into doing a crime by Kobayashi after he threatened the death of their loved ones. Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Kevin Spacey, Kevin Pollak, and Stephen Baldwin.

The Usual Suspects won two Oscar awards in the categories Best Supporting Actor (Spacey) and Best Writing. I'm not exactly sure why Spacey is listed as a supporting character, since the entire film is about him, but who knows. Anyway, the film was well received by critics and had some financial success at the box office. Ever since then, however, the movie has had great video sales and is loved by crime film watchers around the world. Continue reading for some The Usual Suspects quotes.


Keyser Soze: How you doing Keaton?
Keaton: I can't feel my legs... Keyser.
Dave Kujan: Do you know a dealer named Ruby Deamer, Verbal?
Verbal: Do you know a religious guy named John Paul?
Dave Kujan: Did you know Ruby's in Attica?
Verbal: He didn't have my lawyer.
Fenster: They treat me like a criminal. I'll end up a criminal.
Hockney: You are a criminal.
Fenster: Why you gotta go and do that? I'm trying to make a point.
[about Keyser Soze]
Verbal: Then he showed those men of will what will really was.
McManus: We gotta bury him.
Hockney: With what?
McManus: With our hands.
[McManus starts digging]
Hockney: Oh, this is nuts! It's dry fucking sand, McManus. When he rots the surfers are gonna smell him a mile away!
McManus: Dig, you fuck!
cop: Todd Hockney?
Hockney: Who wants to know?
cop: New York Police Department.
[Hockney drops his screwdriver, sighs and reaches under the body of the car]
cop: Shit! Freeze! Hold it!
[Hockney actually pulls out a red cloth with which he uses to wipe his face]
Hockney: You sure you brought enough guys?
Dave Kujan: First day on the job, you know what I learned? How to spot a murderer. Let's say you arrest three guys for the same killing. You put them all in jail overnight. The next morning, whoever's sleeping is your man. You see, if you're guilty, you know you're caught, you get some rest, you let your guard down.
[Keaton is introducing quiet Verbal to the other suspects in the cell]
Keaton: His name is Verbal. Verbal Kint.
McManus: Verbal?
Keaton: Yeah.
Verbal: Roger, really. People say I talk too much.
Hockney: Yeah, I was just gonna tell you to shut up.
Keaton: This whole thing was a shakedown.
McManus: What makes you say that?
Keaton: How many times you been in a lineup? It's always you and four dummies. PD pays homeless guys ten bucks a head sometimes.
Verbal: After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.
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