The Usual Suspects | 1995

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Main Plot

The sole survivor of a pier shoot-out tells the story of how a notorious criminal influenced the events that began with five criminals meeting in a seemingly random police lineup.


  • Kevin Spacey's character, Verbal Kint, is a key witness who recounts the events leading up to a crime. Kevin Spacey
  • Gabriel Byrne's character in The Usual Suspects is a former criminal who becomes involved in a heist planned by a mysterious mastermind. Gabriel Byrne
  • Chazz Palminteri plays the role of an FBI agent named Dave Kujan who interrogates the main character, Verbal Kint. Chazz Palminteri

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Usual Suspects, it is revealed that Verbal Kint, played by Kevin Spacey, is the mastermind criminal behind the events of the film. He fakes his disability and manipulates the police investigation. As he leaves the police station, it becomes clear that he is the infamous crime lord Keyser Söze, who has successfully deceived everyone. Kint walks away, leaving the investigators shocked and realizing they have been played the entire time.

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Bryan Singer Kevin Spacey Gabriel Byrne Chazz Palminteri