History Film / TheUsualSuspects

26th Mar '18 4:02:35 PM Gitman
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* ShootHimHeHasAWallet: Narrowly averted. The cops arrive to arrest Hockney early in the film, and he's lying on the ground working under a car. When they order him to come out, he reaches under the car and the cops tense up, expecting a weapon, but he pulls out a rag to wipe his face off and they relax.
6th Mar '18 9:40:55 PM Eagal
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: Probably the first thing anyone hears about the film nowadays is TheReveal in the TwistEnding.
27th Dec '17 2:32:37 AM gravious
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** According to a number of sources, the real reason was that Benicio del Toro had terrible flatulence on the day of filming. It's not like anyone could say "Dude, did you just cut the cheese?" in the middle of a take. If you watch Gabriel Byrne (who's standing ''right next'' to del Toro), he's covering his nose while trying unsuccessfully to not crack up.

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** According to a number of sources, the real reason was that Benicio del Toro had terrible flatulence on the day of filming. It's not like anyone could say "Dude, did you just cut the cheese?" in the middle of a take. If you watch Gabriel Byrne (who's standing ''right next'' to del Toro), you'll see he's covering his nose while trying unsuccessfully to not crack up.
27th Dec '17 2:31:34 AM gravious
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** According to a number of sources, the real reason was that Benicio del Toro had terrible flatulence on the day of filming. It's not like anyone could say "Dude, did you just cut the cheese?" in the middle of a take. If you watch Gabriel Byrne (who's standing ''right next'' to del Toro), he's trying to cover his nose while trying unsuccessfully to not crack up.

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** According to a number of sources, the real reason was that Benicio del Toro had terrible flatulence on the day of filming. It's not like anyone could say "Dude, did you just cut the cheese?" in the middle of a take. If you watch Gabriel Byrne (who's standing ''right next'' to del Toro), he's trying to cover covering his nose while trying unsuccessfully to not crack up.
27th Dec '17 2:29:08 AM gravious
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** According to a number of sources, the real reason was that Benicio del Toro had terrible flatulence on the day of filming. It's not like anyone could say "Dude, did you just cut the cheese?" in the middle of a take. If you watch Gabriel Byrne (who's standing ''right next'' to del Toro), he's trying to cover his nose while trying unsuccessfully to not crack up.
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.
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