The Usual Suspects (1995)

 Rated R. We have to fit in with the foul individuals in this movie.

For Next 100 Project podcast #76, we drop into the criminal underworld. Bryan Singer’s break-out hit features a charismatic con man—bad ol’ Keyser Soze—who’s quite the committed character actor. Kevin Spacey is terrific and the script is juicy, but does the flick hold together? Does the huge plot twist make sense? Spend about 45 minutes finding out what we think, but go get yourself some Sparkplug Coffee first and foremost.

LINKS:

Coming Attractions Trivia Answers: ??? and ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

1995 U.S. Box Office

IMDb’s Top 250

WGA’s Top 101 Screenplays

1995 in film

1995 Academy Award winners and nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Spacey & Christopher McQuarrie

Links to: Psycho and Reservoir Dogs and Public Access and Se7en and American Beauty and The Way Of The Gun

On YouTube: The lineup scene and Kint jousts with Kujan and Kobayashi gives the Suspects their big job and “the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled”

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Zero Dark Thirty

September 25th on the Next 100 Project: Cool Hand Luke