Winner of two 1995 Academy Awards®, including Original Screenplay, this masterful, atmospheric film noir enraptured audiences with its complex and riveting storyline, gritty, tour-de-force performances (including an Oscar®-Winning* turn by Kevin Spacey) and a climax that is truly deserving of the word “stunning” A $91 million cocaine heist. A devastating boat explosion. Two survivors. U.S. Customs special agent David Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) is determined to find out who and what’s behind the melee. As he pieces the clues together with the help of a half-charred Hungarian gangster and an outspoken, crippled con man from New York, Kujan soon finds out this story actually begins with five criminal minds... and one infamous master mind.
*1995, Supporting Actor, Kevin Spacey
Disc 1 Side A: Widescreen Feature
**Deleted scenes with John Ottman Introduction
**Pursuing the Suspects Featurette
**Keyser Soze "Lie or Legend" Featurette
**Doing Time with the Suspects Featurette
**Original "Heisting Cannes with The Usual Suspects" Featurette
**Gag Reel with an Intro by Bryan Singer
**Audio Commentary with Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie
**Audio Commentary with John Ottman
**TV Spots, Trailers and more!
Disc 1 Side B: Fullscreen Feature
Cast & Crew
A terrific cast of exciting actors socks over this absorbingly complicated yarn that's been spun in seductively slick fashion by director Bryan Singer.
This movie finally isn't anything more than an intricate feat of gamesmanship, but it's still quite something to see.
The Usual Suspects is the freshest, funniest and scariest crime thriller to come along since Pulp Fiction.
But like a tale from the Arabian Nights, told for the sheer pleasure of storytelling, this elegant puzzle not only enjoys showing off, it also has something to show.
Nothing is what it seems in this layered, velvety movie (which was shot in handsome wide-screen format) -- the truth keeps shifting -- and nothing matters either.
Next to the steady diet of Hollywood formula, contrived plots and situations a regular moviegoer can spot a mile off, The Usual Suspects is something quite different: A movie that's smarter than you are.
The Usual Suspects is an accomplished synthesis of noir elements and, as such, is an entertaining entry to the genre.