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The Usual Suspects

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Original title
The Usual Suspects
Running time
105 min.
United States United States
Christopher McQuarrie
John Ottman
Newton Thomas Sigel
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Polygram Filmed Entertainment / Spelling Films International
Thriller. Mystery | Crime. Neo-noir. Cult Movie. Cop Movies
Synopsis / Plot
Director Bryan Singer's labyrinthine crime drama centers on five career criminals who meet after being rounded up for a standard police line-up. Upon their release, the men band together to pull off an intricate heist involving 3 million dollars worth of emeralds. Their success brings them to the attention of the enigmatic Keyser Soze, an unseen, nefarious, and mythic underworld crime figure who coerces them into pulling off an important and highly dangerous job.
1995: 2 Academy Awards: Best Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Spacey)
1995: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey)
1995: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Editing, Original Screenplay. Nominated Best Film
1995: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
1995: 2 Awards National Board of Review: Best Cast., Supporting Actor (Spacey)
1995: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Spacey)
1995: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (ex-aequo) (Kevin Spacey)
1995: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Supp. Actor (Del Toro) & Best Screenplay. 3 Nominations
1995: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1995: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Spacey)
1995: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Spacey) & Best Screenplay. 3 Nom.
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