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THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Presented by KEVIN SPACEY
PolyGram, 1995
PRINCIPAL CAST Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del Toro, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollack, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Spacey
DIRECTOR Bryan Singer
PRODUCERS Kenneth Kokin, Michael, McDonnell, Bryan Singer
SCREENWRITER Christopher McQuarrie
From director Bryan Singer and writer Christopher McQuarrie, THE USUAL SUSPECTS is an unusually complex thriller – a non-linear, neo-noir mystery which carefully rations out its crucial clues until the shocking end. Unfolding as a series of truths and half-truths told by Kevin Spacey's Verbal Kint, the complicated crime drama twists its way around its mysterious mastermind – proving that "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

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America's Greatest Screen Characters – Verbal Kint

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