History Film / TheUsualSuspects

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.
16th Jul '17 11:16:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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*** JustifiedTrope: This being Verbal's flashback, it may be colored by his personal feelings [[spoiler:or an outright lie]].
16th Jul '17 11:15:46 AM CaptainCrawdad
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-->'''[[spoiler:Keyser Söze]]:''' How you doing Keaton?\\
'''Keaton:''' I can't feel my legs...[[spoiler:Keyser]].

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-->'''[[spoiler:Keyser Söze]]:''' -->'''Keyser Söze:''' How you doing Keaton?\\
'''Keaton:''' I can't feel my legs...[[spoiler:Keyser]].Keyser.
16th Jul '17 11:13:57 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** In the interrogation, Verbal comments that when he gets dehydrated his urine becomes thick and lumpy due to a kidney condition. [[spoiler:In the opening scene when Keyser Söze urinates on the fire, his urine is thick and lumpy.]]
16th Jul '17 11:11:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** However, Keyser's all-time trump card was that no one knew what he looked like. Now that the police identified him, it would be considerably easier to track him down.
27th Jun '17 12:52:25 AM JediGoalie30
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* BadassBoast: [=McManus=], while identifying and counting his targets before he opens fire to start the attack on the ship. Unfortunately, nobody was around him to hear it.
-->'''[=McManus=]''': ''[looking through his rifle scope and counting his targets]'' 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7...Ha! [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy Oswald]] was a fag.
20th Jun '17 4:15:26 AM AmuckCricetine
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* DVDCommentary: The commentary is played straight until the final scenes, when director Singer and screenwriter [=McQuarrie=] suddenly engage in a heated argument. Portions of the argument fade in and out of the commentary track much like the dialogue of the film's climax. The filmmakers each land a parting insult before the track ends.
13th Jun '17 8:08:47 PM mkmckoy
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* InterrogationFlashback: The entire movie is Verbal (and the surviving Hungarian mobster) being interrogated and Verbalís flashback to the events of the preceding weeks. [[spoiler: [[UnreliableNarrator Well, not exactly Ö]]]]



* IronicNurseryRhyme: [=McManus=] sings a special version of Old [=MacDonald=] right before killing several people.

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* IronicNurseryRhyme: [=McManus=] sings a special version of Old [=MacDonald=] "Old [=MacDonald=]" right before killing several people.
13th Jun '17 1:55:28 PM mkmckoy
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->''"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world [[TheSpook he didn't exist.]]"''

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->''"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world [[TheSpook he didn't exist.]]"''"''



* ShootTheHostage: Keyser Söze kills his entire family rather than allow the Hungarian mob to control him. He then goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the Hungarian mob in order to avenge them.



* ShootTheHostage: Keyser Söze kills his family rather than allowing the Hungarian mob to control him. He then goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against the Hungarian mob in order to avenge them.


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* StuffedInAFridge: [[spoiler: Edie]]. Her death is revealed as a WhamLine for Verbal, which so devastates him that he finally turns on Keaton. [[spoiler: Itís of course later revealed that he 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 facilitating Verbal's VillainousBreakdown.


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* VillainousBreakdown
** Keaton when he realizes ď[[PunctuatedForEmphasis There is! No!]] [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking!]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Coke!]]"
** Verbal when Kujan tells him [[spoiler: that Edie was killed]].
10th Jun '17 7:14:51 PM PersonWithManyAliases
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