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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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Added DiffLines:

** 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.
19th Jan '16 9:56:30 PM CassandraLeo
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* DropTheHammer: McManus uses a sledgehammer to smash open the windshield of a cop car.

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* DropTheHammer: McManus [=McManus=] uses a sledgehammer to smash open the windshield of a cop car.



* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[TropeCodifier Popularized]] by this film. A police prisoner, Verbal Kint, is being interrogated about a ship explosion the previous night. His interrogator Agent Kujan believes that the explosion was caused by Dean Keaton, a crooked cop, but Kint tells how a diabolical mastermind called Keyser Soze was behind it all. Eventually, Kint relents under Kujan's pressure and admits that [[spoiler:Keaton was Keyser Soze all along. Just after Kint is released from custody, however, Kujan realizes that Kint has been spinning a gigantic lie using objects around the office as inspiration. It's suggested that it was Kint himself who is Keyser Soze and was simply playing a role the whole time. This is all foreshadowed in the beginning, when Kujan states that cops almost always find what they expect to find. Kujan expected Kint to be a weak patsy protecting Keaton, so that's the role Kint played.]]

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* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[TropeCodifier Popularized]] by this film.film, which is the former TropeNamer. A police prisoner, Verbal Kint, is being interrogated about a ship explosion the previous night. His interrogator Agent Kujan believes that the explosion was caused by Dean Keaton, a crooked cop, but Kint tells how a diabolical mastermind called Keyser Soze was behind it all. Eventually, Kint relents under Kujan's pressure and admits that [[spoiler:Keaton was Keyser Soze all along. Just after Kint is released from custody, however, Kujan realizes that Kint has been spinning a gigantic lie using objects around the office as inspiration. It's suggested that it was Kint himself who is Keyser Soze and was simply playing a role the whole time. This is all foreshadowed in the beginning, when Kujan states that cops almost always find what they expect to find. Kujan expected Kint to be a weak patsy protecting Keaton, so that's the role Kint played.]]
19th Jan '16 9:41:58 PM CassandraLeo
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** Either Singer or [=McQuarrie=] ad-libs the "In English, please!" remark to Fenster when Benicio del Toro mumbles his line. Sources differ on who the line actually belongs to. Some attribute it to [=McQuarrie=], since he is playing one of the police offers, while others claim it is Singer shouting a directorial instruction that he decided to throw in.

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** Either Singer or [=McQuarrie=] ad-libs the "In English, please!" remark to Fenster when Benicio del Toro mumbles his line. Sources differ on who the line actually belongs to. Some attribute it to [=McQuarrie=], since he is playing one of the police offers, officers, while others claim it is Singer shouting a directorial instruction that he decided to throw in.
24th Dec '15 12:25:50 AM Eagal
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The film's ending is one of the most famous cases of TheEndingChangesEverything, to the point that some critics have said any subsequent rewatching is essentially like watching a different movie.



* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: It won 2 of them: Best Supporting Actor for Kevin Spacey and Best Original Screenplay for Christopher [=McQuarrie=].



* BadassCrew: Take a guess.

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* BadassCrew: Take a guess.%%* BadassCrew



** The burned Hungarian man also has a lengthy line making fun of the police for trying to interrogate him in English.
--->'''Arkosh Kovash:''' ''[in Hungarian]'' 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.



* CluelessMystery

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* %%* CluelessMystery



* ConfirmationBias: Discussed InUniverse by Verbal Kint, who acusses Inspector Kujan of this at his interrogation. Later, the audience will discover that Verbal not only discussed it, [[spoiler:but exploited it]]

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* ConfirmationBias: Discussed InUniverse by Verbal Kint, who acusses accuses Inspector Kujan of this at his interrogation. Later, the audience will discover that Verbal not only discussed it, [[spoiler:but exploited it]]



** Either Singer or [=McQuarrie=] ad-libs the "In English, please!" remark to Fenster when Benicio del Toro mumbles his line. Sources differ on who the line actually belongs to. Some attribute it to [=McQuarrie=], since he is playing one of the police offers, while others claim it is Singer shouting a directorial instruction that he decided to [[ThrowItIn throw in]].

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** Either Singer or [=McQuarrie=] ad-libs the "In English, please!" remark to Fenster when Benicio del Toro mumbles his line. Sources differ on who the line actually belongs to. Some attribute it to [=McQuarrie=], since he is playing one of the police offers, while others claim it is Singer shouting a directorial instruction that he decided to [[ThrowItIn throw in]].in.



* FiveManBand[=/=]FiveBadBand
** TheLeader: Keaton, who Verbal admires and turns into the main character and cool-headed leader of the Suspects during his flashbacks.
** TheLancer[=/=]TheDragon: [=McManus=], the hotheaded, impulsive opposite of Keaton, and, as Verbal tells it, the initial leader of the Suspects. [=McManus=] also seems the most capable in a shootout.
** TheSmartGuy[=/=]TheEvilGenius: Verbal. Although Kujan thinks Verbal is stupid, this is [[ObfuscatingStupidity just not true]], and as a ConMan, Verbal relies more on brains than any of the other Suspects, who are mostly highjackers.
** TheBigGuy[=/=]TheBrute: Hockney may be the smallest of the suspects, but he's [[TheNapoleon the one always looking for a fight]] and the explosives expert, which more than makes up for his small size.
** TheChick[=/=]TheDarkChick: Poor Fenster never got a chance to shine, and his main characteristic is being hammier than the others and having the odd accent.



* LivingLegend: "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

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* LivingLegend: Keyser Soze.
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"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."



* MeaningfulName: Keyser Söze is speculated to be German or Turkish. Kaiser, a homonym of Keyser, is the German word for emperor, and Söze means [[spoiler:"talks too much"]] in Turkish, making Keyser Söze "Emperor [[spoiler:Talks Too Much," a hint that he is "Verbal" Kint, who says he's accused of talking too much.]] [[spoiler:The cops REALLY should have taken into account that the man who is telling them the entire plot of the movie is a con-man nicknamed "Verbal." It's FridgeBrilliance once you realize the entire movie (quite literally, as everything we, the audience, have been told about the movie's plot is from Verbal's perspective) has consisted of him lying through his teeth.]]



* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named In Opening (or the ending) Credits]]: 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.]]

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* [[NotNamedInOpeningCredits Not Named In Opening (or the ending) Credits]]: 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.]]



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: [[spoiler: Edie]]. Her death is revealed as a WhamLine for Verbal, [[spoiler: who, itís later revealed, actually ordered her murder]]. She was the only main character killed [[KarmicDeath who was not involved in any criminal activity]], and her death serves no point beyond momentary shock value.



* TheUnfettered: Keyser Söze.

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* %%* TheUnfettered: Keyser Söze.
14th Dec '15 1:26:58 AM Tdarcos
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* TheSummation: Subverted as part of the [[TheEndingChangesEverything infamous plot twist]]. Agent Kujan believes he has figured out that [[spoiler:Keaton was Keyser Soze]] and explains this to Verbal Kint, complete with revelatory montage. The explanation seems to hold water and Verbal is allowed to go. Seconds later, Kujan realizes that [[spoiler:Verbal's story, from which Kujan created his explanation, was completely fabricated--Verbal himself is Keyser Soze]].



* TheSummation: Subverted as part of the [[TheEndingChangesEverything infamous plot twist]]. Agent Kujan believes he has figured out that [[spoiler:Keaton was Keyser Soze]] and explains this to Verbal Kint, complete with revelatory montage. The explanation seems to hold water and Verbal is allowed to go. Seconds later, Kujan realizes that [[spoiler:Verbal's story, from which Kujan created his explanation, was completely fabricated--Verbal himself is Keyser Soze]].
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