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The Usual Suspects, written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. Neither Bryan Singer or Christopher McQuarrie was aware that the line ‘The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing man he didn’t exist’ was from French poet Baudelaire until after the film was finished.
The line-up scene was originally intended to be serious yet the actors were messing around so much that director Bryan Singer decided to put the funniest version in. Blame supposedly lies with Benicio Del Toro’s flatulence.
There was a gang of Hungarians that wanted their own mob. They realized that to be in power, you didn’t need guns or money or even numbers.
You just needed the will to do what the other guy wouldn’t.
After a while, they come into power and then they come after Soze. He was small-time then, just running dope, they say. They come to his home in the afternoon, looking for his business. They find his wife and kids in the house and decide to wait for Keyser Söze.
He comes home to find his wife raped and children screaming. The Hungarians knew Soze was tough, not to be trifled with, so they let him know they meant business.
They tell him they want his territory, all his business. Soze looks over the faces of his family. Then he showed these men of will what will really was.
He tells him he would rather see his family dead than live another day after this. He lets the last Hungarian go, waits until his wife and kids are in the ground, and then he goes after the rest of the mob. He kills their kids. He kills their wives. He kills their parents and their parents’ friends. He burns down the houses they live in, the stores they work in. He kills people that owe them money.
Usual Suspects: Keyser Söze
|Directed by||Bryan Singer|
|Produced by||Bryan Singer|
|Written by||Christopher McQuarrie|
|Starring||Gabriel Byrne||Kevin Spacey|
|Distributed by||Gramercy Pictures|
|Release date(s)||August 16, 1995|
|Running time||106 minutes|
|Box office||$ 34,734,619|
Where’s your head, Agent Kujan? Where do you think the pressure’s coming from? Keyser Söze – or whatever you want to call him – he knows where I am right now. He’s got the front burner under your ass to let me go so he can scoop me up ten minutes later. Immunity was just a deal with you assholes. I got a whole new problem when I post bail.
And like that, he’s gone.
Keyser Söze is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects, written by Christopher McQuarrie and directed by Bryan Singer. According to petty con artist Roger “Verbal” Kint (Kevin Spacey), Söze is a crime lord whose ruthlessness and influence have acquired a legendary, even mythical status among police and criminals alike. The character has placed in numerous “best villain” lists over the years.
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