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.

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BOOM:

3 INT. DARK APARTMENT - DAY - NEW YORK - SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO

PRESENT DAY:

The black explodes with the opening of a door into a dark

room. Outside, the hall is filled with blinding white light.

Shadows in the shapes of men flood into the room. We can make

out men in hoods with flashlights. They are laden with

weapons.

VOICES:

POLICE. SEARCH WARRANT. DON'T MOVE.

It is a blur of violent action and sound.'Beams of

flashlights cut the darkness in all directions.

FINALLY:

A dozen flashlights land on one man. He lies naked in bed,

Merging from a deep sleep. He squints at the flood of

blinding white light, more annoyed than frightened. He nearly

laughs at the sound of countless guns cocking. He is

McMANUS. Age twenty-eight.

VOICE (O.S.)

Mr. McManus?

McMANUS

Yeah.

VOICE (O.S.)

Police. We have a warrant for

your arrest.

McMANUS

Will they be serving coffee downtown?

Two dozen black gloved hands grab him and yank him out of

bed.

4 INT. AUTO BODY SHOP - DAY 4

An old paint mixer vibrates furiously.

TODD HOCKNEY, a dark, portly man in his thirties is working

on an old Fire-bird.

A YOUNG HISPANIC KID mixes paint a few feet away.

SUDDENLY, the garage door opens TO REVEAL:

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A row of five men silhouetted by the bright sun.

Hockney squints.

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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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