The Usual Suspects


1h 45m 1994

Brief Synopsis

When a truck loaded with stripped gun parts is hijacked outside of Queens, five notorious thieves become overnight guests of the NYPD, but that's all they need to hatch a plan that brings them to Los Angeles for the ultimate take, $91 million in hard cash. Roger "Verbal" Kint, an apparent victim of

Film Details

Also Known As
Usual Suspects, misstänkta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

When a truck loaded with stripped gun parts is hijacked outside of Queens, five notorious thieves become overnight guests of the NYPD, but that's all they need to hatch a plan that brings them to Los Angeles for the ultimate take, $91 million in hard cash. Roger "Verbal" Kint, an apparent victim of cerebral palsy yet an accomplished con man, soon falls under the persuasive powers of U.S. Customs Special Agent David Kujan, who's hot on their trail. Kint weaves a tale that begins six weeks ago, back at the police shake-down in New York. Assembled among the professional felons are hardware specialist Todd Hockney, entry man Michael McManus and Dean Keaton, an ex-cop whose hijacking and smuggling exploits have incurred Kujan's wrath. Customs has been building a case on Keaton for three years, and despite Kint's claim that Keaton is dead, Kujan looks to squeeze Kint until he gets his man. In a surprise plot twist, a pitiable con man is being outwitted by an eager Fed. Or is he?

Crew

Dan Abernathy

Music

Dan Abernathy

Other

Angel Acosta

Props Assistant

Thomas D Adelman

Production Coordinator

Athena Alexander

Assistant Director

John Alvarez

Security

Bob Amerian

Gaffer

Sara Andrews

Set Decorator

Rachel Arno

Office Assistant

Joseph Aroesti

Transportation Co-Captain

Michael Banlowe

Driver

David Barton

Makeup

Michele Barton

Production

William Bastiani

Construction

William Bates

Stunts

Erin Beck

Costumes

David Behle

Other

Michael Bentley

Stand-In

Rancho Bernardo

Music

George Berndt

Adr Editor

Ken Beymer

Grip

Charles Billen

Construction

Jody Bingenheimer

Driver

Robin Bishop

Driver

Kenneth Blazer

Stunts

Tony Bonaventura

Property Master

Robert Bonilla

Electrician

Arthur Borquez

Electrician

Yvette Brestyanszky

Assistant

Craig A Brink

Electrician

Hans Brockmann

Executive Producer

Michelle Buhler

Makeup

Richard Burton

Sound Effects Editor

Rick Canelli

Adr

Chris Cantley

Production

Robert Carlson

Assistant Camera Operator

Jadira Carmona

Camera

Michael Carr

Stunts

Brad Carroll

Production Assistant

Ashley Casino

Stunts

John Casino

Stunts

Fernardo Celis

Stunts

Joe Cosentino

Transportation Captain

Joe Cosentino

Driver

Pat Cosentino

Driver

Sheri Cosentino

Driver

John Coyen

Storyboard Artist

Claudette Cucci

Foley Artist

John Cucci

Foley Artist

Frances Culp

Driver

Howard Cummings

Production Designer

Raqueli Dahan

Hair

Raqueli Dahan

Makeup

Wendy Dallas

Script Supervisor

Max Daniels

Stunts

Kevin Dean

Grip

James Deck

Assistant Director

Paul Demarte

Camera

Angel Desanti

Driver

Robert Deshaine

Foley Mixer

Joseph Dianda

Key Grip

Andrea Dorman

Assistant Camera Operator

Roy Downey

Special Effects Coordinator

Kathleen Driscoll-mohler

Casting Associate

Sean M Dugan

Driver

Joe Dunne

Stunts

Francois Duplat

Executive Producer

R Shawn Ensign

Grip

Lori Eskowitz-carter

Costume Supervisor

Tony Estrado

Security

Matthew Eyraud

Set Production Assistant

Diamond Farnsworth

Stunts

Eugene Farrington

Driver

Michael Fauntleroy

Camera Assistant

Roger Fenton

Assistant Editor

Judie Fixler

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jennifer Flynn

Post-Production Coordinator

Jennifer Flynn

Assistant

Sukey Fontelieu

Dialogue Editor

Antonio Franchi

Driver

Gregory Franklin

Grip

Ellen Fransisco

Craft Service

Leigh French

Adr

Ashley Friedman

Location Manager

Jim Frohna

Electrician

David Gamerman

Best Boy

Alex Gaona

Stunts

John Gillespe

Stunts

Don Givens

Foley Recordist

Eric J. Goldstein

Dp/Cinematographer

Eric J. Goldstein

Director Of Photography

Jonnathon Gorman

Driver

Andrew Gorry

Apprentice

Joseph Grafmuller

Swing Gang

Kimberly Greene

Makeup

Peter Greene

Other

Larry Groupé

Music Conductor

Larry Groupé

Original Music

Larry Groupé

Music Contractor

Bruce Hamme

Dolly Grip

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Darrell Harvey

Music

Darrell Harvey

Other

Bob Havise

Stunts

Greg Hendrickson

Special Effects Foreman

Amy Hercoth

Camera

John Herget

Other

Vicky Herman

Production Supervisor

Lynn Hockin

Accounting Assistant

Art Horan

Executive Producer

Steven Ingrassia

Swing Gang

Damon Intrabartolo

Assistant

Matt Jackson

Grip

Josh Jaggers

Office Assistant

Maria M Jaramillo

Other

Ethan Jensen

Stunt Coordinator

Gary Jensen

Stunt Coordinator

Bruce Douglas Johnson

Photography

Robert Jones

Executive Producer

Billy Judkins

Stunts

Gloria Kaiser

Color Timer

Lisa Miller Katz

Casting Associate

Jack Keller

Other

Greg Kidd

Assistant Camera Operator

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Glenn Knowlton

Driver

Kenneth Kokin

Coproducer

Kenneth Kokin

Unit Director

David S. Lazan

Art Director

Jun C Lin

Location Assistant

Tricia Linklater

Assistant Sound Editor

Robert Litt

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jana Ludwigoya

Script Supervisor

Steve Lynch

Key Grip

Michael Maahs

Electrician

Francine Maisler

Casting

Jerry Mandley

Electrician

David M Marcellino

Assistant Director

Dave Markland

Office Assistant

Michael Masumoto

Set Production Assistant

Richard Maxey

Grip

Rich Mayberry

Production

Bertram Mccann

Other

Mark Mcdermitt

Driver

William Mcdevitt

Grip

Michael Mcdonnell

Producer

Haley Mclane

Script Supervisor

Dan Mcmahon

Grip

Christopher Mcquarrie

Screenplay

Mark Melocarro

Art Department Coordinator

Chuck Michael

Sound Editor

Pat Millicano

Stunts

Louise Mingenbach

Costume Designer

Jeff L Moore

Driver

Prudence Moriarty

Wardrobe Supervisor

Douglas Morton

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Nash

Sound Effects Editor

Steve Nikolai

Driver

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Barbara Olvera

Hair

John Ottman

Editor

John Ottman

Music

Mark Pappas

Foley

Celia Parker

Construction

Michael Parsons

Electrician

Paul Parsons

Assistant Sound Editor

Kelley Pate

Apprentice

Scott Patten

Dolly Grip

Geoffrey Patterson

Sound Mixer

Linda Perry

Grip

Reinhart Peschke

Gaffer

Randy Petroski

Foley Mixer

Lockwood J Pierson

Assistant Camera Operator

Ken Plumlee

Transportation Captain

Ray Poland

Construction

Ron Pope

Transportation

Thomas Power

Other

Thomas Power

Swing Gang

Darrin Pullford

Electrician

Jane Raab

Production Manager

Shawn Rhodes

Electrician

Andrea Celandine Rice

Office Assistant

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Lance Rieck

Assistant Camera Operator

Ryan Patrick Ross

Stunts

Greg P. Russell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

P Scott Sakamoto

Dp/Cinematographer

P Scott Sakamoto

Director Of Photography

P Scott Sakamoto

Steadicam Operator

Chanel Salzer

Location Manager

Scott Saunders

Props Assistant

Greg Schnabel

Location Manager

Phil Schneider

Other

Alexandra Schultze

Assistant

Caitlin Shamberg

Costumes

Liz Shaner

Construction

George Sheanshang Esq.

Other

Newton Thomas Sigel

Director Of Photography

Newton Thomas Sigel

Dp/Cinematographer

Bryan Singer

Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Usual Suspects, misstänkta
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Award Wins

Best Original Screenplay

1995

Best Supporting Actor

1995
Kevin Spacey

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Kevin Spacey was a co-winner, along with Ed Harris, of the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 1995 award for Best Supporting Actor. Spacey was cited for his performances in "Swimming With Sharks" (USA/1994), "Outbreak" (USA/1995), "The Usual Suspects" (USA/1995) and "Seven" (USA/1995).

Kevin Spacey won the National Board of Review's 1995 award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in "The Usual Suspects" (USA/1995) and "Seven" (USA/1995).

Kevin Spacey won the New York Film Critics Circle's 1995 award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in "The Usual Suspects" (USA/1995), "Seven" (USA/1995), "Outbreak" (USA/1995) and "Swimming with Sharks" (USA/1994).

Winner of the 1995 award for Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey) from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 1995 awards for Best Picture and Best Director from the Society of Texas Film Critics. In addition, Christopher McQuarrie was a co-winner, along with Emma Thompson for "Sense and Sensibility" (USA/1995), of the Best Screenplay award. And Kevin Spacey won the Best Supporting Actor award for his performances in "Outbreak" (USA/1995), "The Usual Suspects" (USA/1995) and "Seven" (USA/1995).

Winner of the 1995 awards for Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey) and Best Screenplay from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Expanded Release in United States August 25, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 1, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 15, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 22, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 8, 1995

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States October 1994

Released in United States on Video February 6, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1995

Shown at MIFED in Milan October 23-28, 1994.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 24 - September 4, 1995.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.

Began shooting June 13, 1994.

Completed shooting July 29, 1994.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 24 - September 4, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video February 6, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 1, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 15, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 22, 1995

Expanded Release in United States August 25, 1995

Released in United States October 1994 (Shown at MIFED in Milan October 23-28, 1994.)

Expanded Release in United States September 8, 1995