History Film / TheUsualSuspects

23rd Nov '17 2:54:55 PM ClintEastwood
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* RewatchBonus: It's been argued that the film completely changes upon a second viewing due to the nature of the twist. Unfortunately, due to said twist falling under ItWasHisSled territory, it can be hard for many viewers to go in blind.
23rd Nov '17 2:52:47 PM ClintEastwood
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* CorruptCop: Keaton used to be one, before becoming a flat-out criminal and then trying to become an legitimate businessman. Additionally, there's New York's Finest Taxi Service, a ring of corrupt cops who drive drug dealers and other criminals from the airport to wherever they're doing their business. The suspects rob them on their first job together and call both the cops and the press on them, bringing the rings down for good.



* DirtyCop: Keaton used to be one, before becoming a flat-out criminal and then trying to become an legitimate businessman. Additionally, there's New York's Finest Taxi Service, a ring of corrupt cops who drive drug dealers and other criminals from the airport to wherever they're doing their business. The suspects rob them on their first job together and call both the cops and the press on them, bringing the rings down for good.



* RabidCop: David Kujan of U.S. Customs:

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* RabidCop: David Kujan of U.S. Customs:Customs has a short temper and has an obsession with Dean Keaton, even if he's trying to pull a HeelFaceTurn.
21st Oct '17 6:30:42 PM igordebraga
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* {{Corpsing}}: Right before Fenster talks in the line-up scene, everyone starts laughing. TensionCuttingLaughter, everyone having a belated reaction to [=McManus=] ChewingTheScenery, you pick. (in reality, no one could keep a straight face while filming that scene)
* CorruptCop: Keaton used to be one, before becoming a flat-out criminal and then trying to become an legitimate businessman. Additionally, there's New York's Finest Taxi Service, a ring of corrupt cops who drive drug dealers and other criminals from the airport to wherever they're doing their business. The suspects rob them on their first job together and call both the cops and the press on them, bringing the rings down for good.



* CorruptCop: Keaton used to be one, before becoming a flat-out criminal and then trying to become an legitimate businessman. Additionally, there's New York's Finest Taxi Service, a ring of corrupt cops who drive drug dealers and other criminals from the airport to wherever they're doing their business. The suspects rob them on their first job together and call both the cops and the press on them, bringing the rings down for good.
7th Sep '17 4:53:53 PM JakesBrain
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* AmoralAttorney: Mr. Kobayashi is the one who brings up Keyser Söze's proposal to have the drug deal on the ship robbed

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* AmoralAttorney: Mr. Kobayashi is the one who brings up Keyser Söze's proposal to have the drug deal on the ship robbedrobbed.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Invoked. Keyser Söze's attorney Kobayashi has a Japanese surname, but he's clearly of European descent, speaking with a vague Irish accent. As it turns out, [[spoiler: this is an early hint that Kint is an UnreliableNarrator. [[LineOfSightName "Kobayashi" was actually the brand name of the coffee mug that he was drinking from]], and he used it in his fake story because it sounded appropriately exotic and foreign.]]

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Invoked. Keyser Söze's attorney Kobayashi has a Japanese surname, but he's clearly of European descent, speaking with a vague Irish Anglo-Indian accent. As it turns out, [[spoiler: this is an early hint that Kint is an UnreliableNarrator. [[LineOfSightName "Kobayashi" was actually the brand name of the coffee mug that he Kujan was drinking from]], and he used it in his fake story because it sounded appropriately exotic and foreign.]]


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** Kobayashi's legal offices prominently display the words "Kobayashi" and "attorney", but unless you know Japanese you won't spot them.
16th Aug '17 7:11:02 PM PaulA
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* ThrowItIn:
** Whenever someone tells Fenster to repeat himself, it was improvised. The character was not written as TheUnintelligible, so Singer instructed actors to play off of it when his lines came out as gibberish.
** Redfoot's cigarette hitting [=McManus=] in the eyeball was an accident, but made it into the final cut. The cast's reactions were genuine.
16th Aug '17 7:08:57 PM PaulA
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* NotNamedInOpeningCredits: Peter Greene, the actor who played Redfoot. [[spoiler:This may be because the end shows that the character may well have never existed in universe.]]
7th Aug '17 4:27:53 PM trumpetmarietta
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** [=McManus=] uses a [=STEYR=] [=HBAR-T=], a sniper variant of the [=STEYR=] [=AUG=] assault rifle to start off the boat shootout.
** Verbal uses an [=UZI=] during the New York finest taxi service robbery.

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** [=McManus=] uses a [=STEYR=] Steyr [=HBAR-T=], a sniper variant of the [=STEYR=] Steyr [=AUG=] assault rifle to start off the boat shootout.
** Verbal uses an [=UZI=] Uzi during the New York finest taxi service robbery.
31st Jul '17 6:05:59 AM TheWanderer
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** Whenever someone tells Fenster to repeat himself, it was improvised. The character was not written as TheUnintelligible, so Singer instructed actors to plat off of it when his lines came out as gibberish.

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** Whenever someone tells Fenster to repeat himself, it was improvised. The character was not written as TheUnintelligible, so Singer instructed actors to plat play off of it when his lines came out as gibberish.
31st Jul '17 12:14:06 AM BobSaget9
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* SacrificialLion: [spoiler:According to Benicio Del Toro, Fenster is this.]]

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* SacrificialLion: [spoiler:According [[spoiler:According to Benicio Del Toro, Fenster is this.]]
16th Jul '17 11:25:52 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* GangstaStyle: Hockney holds his gun to one side in a scene, and how Söze finishes off Keaton.

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* GangstaStyle: Hockney holds his gun to one side in a scene, and how Söze finishes off Keaton. This was TheNineties after all.
* TheGhost: Kujan strong-arms Verbal into talking by threatening to turn a thug named Ruby Deamer on him. Deamer never appears on screen.



* KansasCityShuffle: Late in the film, Kujan becomes convinced that Verbal's story is one big smokescreen concocted to shield the true perpetrator of the crime from the blame. He's right, of course. [[spoiler:Where he goes wrong is in assuming that said perp is Keaton, which Verbal goes with to shift the blame even further from himself.]]

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* KansasCityShuffle: Late in the film, Kujan becomes convinced that Verbal's story is one big smokescreen concocted to shield the true perpetrator of the crime from the blame. He's right, of course. [[spoiler:Where he goes wrong is in assuming that said the perp is Keaton, which Verbal goes with to shift the blame even further from himself.]]



* ThrowItIn:
** Whenever someone tells Fenster to repeat himself, it was improvised. The character was not written as TheUnintelligible, so Singer instructed actors to plat off of it when his lines came out as gibberish.
** Redfoot's cigarette hitting [=McManus=] in the eyeball was an accident, but made it into the final cut. The cast's reactions were genuine.



* TheUnintelligible: Fenster. Benicio del Toro thought the character was too boring on the page and came up with a bizarre accent (Chinese and Hispanic, by his account) to spice things up. He drew inspiration from Mumbles in the ''Film/DickTracy'' film. The director told the other actors to make him repeat himself if they ever couldn't understand him. This happens a few times in the film. [[spoiler:WordOfGod [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/18/bryan-singer-the-usual-suspects says]] that he did this because he wanted his character to be something other than the token RedShirt of the movie.]]

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* TheUnintelligible: Fenster. Benicio del Toro thought the character was too boring on the page and came up with a bizarre accent (Chinese and Hispanic, by his account) to spice things up. He drew inspiration from Mumbles in the ''Film/DickTracy'' film. The director told the other actors to make him repeat himself if they ever couldn't understand him. This happens a few times in the film. [[spoiler:WordOfGod Del Toro [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/18/bryan-singer-the-usual-suspects says]] that he did this because he wanted his character to be something [[spoiler:something other than the token RedShirt Red Shirt of the movie.]]



* TheUnReveal: A very rare case of [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: at the time when we get to know the identity of the weapons truck robber, neither audience nor characters care about that, as there are much more important issues at the time (see BrickJoke above).

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* TheUnReveal: A very rare case of [[InvertedTrope inversion]]: at the time when we get to know the identity of the weapons truck robber, neither audience nor characters care about that, as there are much more important issues at the time (see BrickJoke above).time.



* YouAllMeetInACell: The team for the heist is first brought together for a police lineup. It turns out said lineup was arranged beforehand through Söze's influence to get them in one place, as all of them owe him something.

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* YouAllMeetInACell: The team for the heist is first brought together for a police lineup. It turns out said lineup that it was arranged beforehand through Söze's influence to get them in one place, as all of them owe him something.
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