Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak
Bryan Singer (Director), Christopher McQuarrie (Writer)
Released: Aug. 16th, 1995
Runtime: 1 hour, 46 minutes
Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.
Because, in reality, this story isnt about what happened or what is about to happen it is a story about what is happening and what hasn't even happened at all.
Even though I had somehow ended up reading the entire screenplay for The Usual Suspects (which spoiled its big twist in the introduction anyway) before actually seeing the film, I still liked it enough to consider it a major favourite back in the day.