Usual Suspects

Gotta say this is such a cool movie. The writer in me loves the big reveal ending. Ta-Daaa! It’s magic.

I am also a huge Kevin Spacey fan. This was one of the roles that really seemed to launch him to stardom – and for good reason. He owned that movie, which wasn’t easy given all the well written characters and talented actors. Spacey is so unassuming you believe everything, so as they unravel the ending, it’s just perfect.

Gabriel Byrne is also a favorite as Dean Keaton. Isn’t that a great name by the way? I love it. Keaton may need to be a future character name. (Writes that down.) Byrne is very easy on the eyes, but I am an accent junkie so I love listening to the man speak. He’s also quite a talent and this is one of my favorite characters that he plays.

Benicio Del Toro, Steven Baldwin, Kevin Pollack, and Chazz Palminteri all give strong performances also, but it is so very much about the writing! The writing was what made this movie and the Oscar for Best Screenplay was well earned.

Below are some of my favorite lines. If you haven’t seen this one, and can stand a lot of bad language, it’s also on my highly recommended list. 🙂

Fenster- They treat me like a criminal, I’ll end up a criminal.

Hockney- You are a criminal.

Fenster- Why you gotta go and do that? I’m trying to make a point.

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Cop: I can put you in Queens the night of the hijacking.

Hockney: Really? I live in Queens. Did you put that together yourself Einstein? You got a team of monkeys working around the clock on this?

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Verbal – A man can convince anyone he is somebody else, except himself.

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Agent Kujan – A rumor’s not a rumor that doesn’t die…

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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And then like that, poof. He was gone.