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3rd Jul '16 2:55:22 AM morenohijazo
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* SpareAMessenger: One anecdote about Keyser Soze is that, when his wife and children were held hostage, [[ShootTheHostage he killed them]], and spared one of the kidnappers to spread the word.
2nd Jul '16 11:03:43 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Invoked. Keyser Soze'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.]]
30th Jun '16 6:24:31 PM Tdarcos
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: There is no "San Pedro Police Department". However, there is the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor division.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: There is no "San Pedro Police Department". However, there is the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor division. (San Pedro ceased to be a separate city and merged with LA in 1909.)
10th Jun '16 1:46:49 AM PaulA
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* AssholeVictim:
** How Kujan sees former CorruptCop Keaton's death.
** The suspects' first job as a group involves robbing a pair of DirtyCops. Then they call the police and the entire ring goes down.

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* AssholeVictim:
** How Kujan sees former CorruptCop Keaton's death.
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AssholeVictim: The suspects' first job as a group involves robbing a pair of DirtyCops. Then they call the police and the entire ring goes down.
20th Apr '16 8:12:04 AM Ereiam
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* DramaticDrop: Agent Kujan drops his coffee cup (which is shown shattering on the ground [[RepeatCut under three different angles]]) when he realizes that he [apparently] [[spoiler:let Keyzer Soze walk out the door after having him in the police station for several hours spinning his yarn.]]
* DramaticShattering: Done with a dropped coffee cup at the end.

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* DramaticDrop: Agent Kujan drops his coffee cup (which is shown shattering on the ground [[RepeatCut under three different angles]]) when he realizes that he [apparently] [[spoiler:let Keyzer Soze walk out the door after having him in the police station for several hours spinning his yarn.]]
* DramaticShattering: Done with a dropped coffee cup at the end.end, shown [[RepeatCut under three different angles]].
20th Apr '16 8:10:54 AM Ereiam
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* DramaticDrop: Agent Kujan drops his coffee cup when he realizes that he [apparently] [[spoiler:let Keyzer Soze walk out the door after having him in the police station for several hours spinning his yarn.]]

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* DramaticDrop: Agent Kujan drops his coffee cup (which is shown shattering on the ground [[RepeatCut under three different angles]]) when he realizes that he [apparently] [[spoiler:let Keyzer Soze walk out the door after having him in the police station for several hours spinning his yarn.]]
15th Feb '16 5:49:47 PM dmcreif
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** If you're good with voices, you'll recognize that that when Söze whispers "How ya doin' Keaton?" at the start of the film, [[spoiler:the voice is Verbal's]]. After being thrown on the ground Verbal slips "[[spoiler:I did kill Keaton]]," though Kujan is shouting too loud to hear, and Verbal is able to correct himself by saying "I did see Keaton get shot." And when they are listening to the men before the attack on the boat, Keaton speculates that they are speaking Russian, but [[spoiler:Verbal]] correctly identifies the language as Hungarian, something Soze would obviously know.

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** If you're good with voices, you'll recognize that's Kevin Spacey's voice that that when Söze whispers "How ya doin' Keaton?" at the start of the film, [[spoiler:the voice is Verbal's]].film. After being thrown on the ground Verbal slips "[[spoiler:I did kill Keaton]]," though Kujan is shouting too loud to hear, and Verbal is able to correct himself by saying "I did see Keaton get shot." And when they are listening to the men before the attack on the boat, Keaton speculates that they are speaking Russian, but [[spoiler:Verbal]] correctly identifies the language as Hungarian, something Soze would obviously know.



* HollywoodSilencer: [=McManus=] uses one attached to his Browning Hi-Power when he guns down Kobayashi's guards.

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* HollywoodSilencer: [=McManus=] uses one attached to his Browning Hi-Power pistol when he guns down Kobayashi's guards.guards in the elevator.



** Verbal tells everyone that [=McManus=] is "crazy", but the only time [=McManus=] acts even a little weird is [[spoiler:after Fenster dies]]. Otherwise, Verbal may be exaggerating [=McManus=]' temper or eccentricities.
** Kujan states Keaton is a "cold-blooded bastard", informing Verbal of the ex-cop's murderous past. However in the movie, Keaton is reluctant in killing a jeweler, and cares for Verbal and Edie. This being Verbal's flashback, it may be colored by his personal feelings [[spoiler:or an outright lie]].

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** Verbal tells everyone that [=McManus=] is "crazy", but the only time [=McManus=] acts even a little weird is [[spoiler:after Fenster dies]]. Otherwise, Verbal may be exaggerating [=McManus=]' temper or eccentricities.
** Kujan states Keaton is a "cold-blooded bastard", informing Verbal of the ex-cop's murderous past. However in the movie, Keaton is reluctant in killing a jeweler, and cares for Verbal and Edie.
***JustifiedTrope:
This being Verbal's flashback, it may be colored by his personal feelings [[spoiler:or an outright lie]].
4th Feb '16 3:07:00 PM ThallianGold
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** The dying Hungarian's feverish and insane speech is untranslated. [[spoiler: It's also not insane. "Why are you just standing there, you idiot? I'm not speaking English am I? Wouldn't it make sense to find someone who could talk to me so you could find the person that set me on fire, perhaps? He is the Devil. You've never seen anyone like Keyser Soze in all your miserable life, you idiot. Keyser Soze. Do you at least understand that? Keyser Soze. The Devil himself. Or are you American policemen so stupid that you haven't even heard of him? Keyser Soze, you ridiculous man. KEYSER SOZE." Among other things, this is the only real confirmation that any of Kint's story is true.]]
26th Jan '16 11:15:01 PM 1upmushroom
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%%* BadassCrew

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%%* BadassCrew* BadassCrew: Actually, this is a subversion. The titular Usual Suspects pull off a total of ''one'' job while failing at the rest that they're assigned. Plus, [[spoiler: All but one of them are quite easily killed off at the end.]]
19th Jan '16 10:00:54 PM CassandraLeo
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** Also, McManus' extreme emotional reaction after Fenster's death suggests that they may have been partners in something more than crime.

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** Also, McManus' [=McManus=]' extreme emotional reaction after Fenster's death suggests that they may have been partners in something more than crime.
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