The Usual Suspects

When Verbal finishes his story, Kujan eventually realises that it was Dean Keaton who was Keyeser Soze. Verbal, Shocked, is asked to testify against Keaton. He refuses, and limps his way out the door, sobbing and crying. Dissapointed Kujan drinks coffee in front of the message board in the office - suddenly, he freezes, shocked, and drops his coffee mug (it breaks). When looking at the message board, Kujan realised that Verbal's story, from the beginning to the end, was completely made-up, mastermind, when Verbal first gazed at the board. Each name from the story, Such as Redfoot, Bugs Marylin and others were actually a memo or a page appearing on the board. The "Finest Taxi Service", The line-up, the murders... everything. Kujan looks down to the broken cup, and reads Soze's Lawyer name from the cup's manufacturer - "KOBAYASHI PORCELAIN". Kujan rushes outside to capture Verbal, as an eyewitness sketch of Keyeser Soze arrives at the station. The sketch perfectly resembles...Verbal. Outside, Verbal limps his way through the crowded street, when suddenly his foot straightens and his 3 "Paralyzed" fingers come to life. He ignites a cigarette and enters the limouzine where his lawyer, "KOBAYASHI", picks him up. As Verbal's car disappears on the Horizon, Kujan stands in the street, frantically searches for Verbals. "The Greates trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." says Verbal's Voice over as the screen turns black - "And like that...He's Gone."

Factual error: A person with 60% burns on his body would not be wearing pyjamas, as the Hungarian guy does. (00:19:45)

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Verbal Kint: You think you can catch Keyser Soze? You think a guy like that comes this close to getting caught, and sticks his head out? If he comes up for anything it'll be to get rid of me. After that... My guess is you'll never hear from him again.

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Trivia: The way none of the characters can keep a straight face when reading out the card in the line up was not scripted, but resulted because the cast had had a rather good lunch prior to filming, which included some wine, and were unable to get through what was scripted as a serious scene with straight faces, because of the nature of the scene - supposedly very serious, but they were being asked to utter this rather absurd (and obscene) phrase. Benicio Del Toro also frequently broke wind during the scene, hardly helping the serious tone.

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Question: How did Soze end up in the police station after he escaped the boat in the first place? If he had vanished after the bombing, he wouldn't have to make up the stories and he wouldn't have been identified by Kujan.

Answer: Soze ended up back under arrest and for some questioning as 'Verbal Kint'. He never really vanished, he's just playing two parts/people. He really vanishes off the scene by the end of the movie after he tricks Kujan.

With the exception of what's known to have happened on the dock, the entire story is a lie told by Verbal Kint to Agent Kujon. Kujon realises this after Kint leaves the office but not in time to catch up. The entire movie is about a habitual liar making up a story about what happened on the dock. He may be Keyser Soze or an alter-ego variant but even Keysers rep is subject to question as it was told by the same liar. Verbal himself said about Keaton, "He was a grounded guy, a cop. If you think the husband did it then you're right." He was telling on himself as sociopaths will do when they think they're smarter than everyone around them.

Answer: Kint/Soze ended up in the police station because he simply didn't get away in time.

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