The Usual Suspects script
Synopsis: "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist," says con man Kint (Kevin Spacey), drawing a comparison to the most enigmatic criminal of all time, Keyser Soze. Kint attempts to convince the feds that the mythic crime lord not only exists, but is also responsible for drawing Kint and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro Harbor - leaving few survivors.

GUNSHOT:

The sound of Keaton's body slumping onto the deck.

YELLOW 06/11/94

3.

MOVE OUT ACROSS THE DECK. Below is the stream of gasoline

still flowing freely.

The sound of the gasoline igniting. The flame runs in front

of us towards the barrels, finally leaping up in a circle

around the drums, burning the wood of the pallet and licking

the spouting stream as it pours from the hole.

MOVE OUT ACROSS THE DOCK, away from the boat.

The pier to which the boat is moored is littered with DEAD

BODIES. Twenty or more men have been shot to pieces and lie

scattered everywhere in what can only be the aftermath of a

fierce fire-fight.

A BARGE COMES INTO VIEW.

On the deck of the barge is a tangle of cables and girders.

The mesh of steel and rubber leaves a dark and open cocoon

beneath its base.

MOVE INTO THE DARKNESS.

Sirens are close now. Almost here. The sound of fire raging

out of control.

SIRENS BLARING. TIRES SQUEALING. CAR DOORS OPENING. FEET

POUNDING THE PAVEMENT.

MOVE FURTHER, SLOWER, INTO THE DARKNESS

Voices yelling. New light flickering in the surrounding

darkness.

SUDDENLY, AN EXPLOSION.

Then silence. TOTAL BLACKNESS.

We hear the voice of ROGER "VERBAL" KINT, whom we will soon

meet.

VERBAL (V.O.)

New York. - six weeks ago. A truck loaded

with stripped gun parts got jacked

outside of Queens. The driver didn't see

anybody, but somebody fucked up. He heard

a voice. Sometimes, that's all you need.

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Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie (1968) is an American screenwriter, director and producer. A regular collaborator of director Bryan Singer, he co-wrote the screenplay of Singer's Public Access, wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, co-wrote and produced Valkyrie and co-wrote Jack the Giant Slayer and Edge of Tomorrow. more…

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