The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American neonoir mystery crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite and Kevin Spacey.

A deadly firefight and a fire aboard a ship docked in the San Pedro Bay leaves only two survivors a Hungarian criminal named Arkos Kovaz hospitalized from severe burns, and a smalltime con artist, Roger Verbal Kint Kevin Spacey, a pathetic cripple. Separately, FBI agent Jack Baer Giancarlo Esposito and Customs agent Dave Kujan Chazz Palminteri arrive in San Pedro, lured by reports of a large cocaine shipment, and Kujans personal vendetta against Dean Keaton Gabriel Byrne, a formerly corrupt police officer who has since given up his life of crime but who was supposedly involved in the massacre. While Baer is at the hospital attempting to get security for Kovaz, Kovaz begins yelling in Hungarian, and mentions the name Keyser Sze, which stops and stuns Baer. As Verbal later explains, Sze has a near mythical and vengeful reputation, having killed his own family when they were held hostage by a Hungarian gang and then killing all but one of the gang members before disappearing underground, keeping his true identity secret by insulating himself from his agents, who usually do not know for whom they are working.While Baer works with an interpreter to gain Kovazs description of Sze, Kujan uses a messy office in the local police station to interrogate Verbal. Verbals story, told in flashback, begins six weeks earlier, when he and four others were rounded up by the New York City police as suspects in a gun shipment robbery. The other four are Keaton Michael McManus Stephen Baldwin, a professional thief Fred Fenster Benicio del Toro, McManus partner who speaks in mangled English and Todd Hockney Kevin Pollak, a hijacker. While in a holding cell, McManus convinces the others to get back at the police by intercepting a smuggler being escorted by corrupt cops and stealing his stash. After this job goes well, the five go to Los Angeles and fence the stolen goods with Redfoot Peter Greene, McManus contact. Redfoot identifies another lucrative potential smuggling operation. The fiv

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