The Usual Suspects

1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 neo-noir[3] crime-drama-thriller movie. It is about criminal activity and a con man. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite and Kevin Spacey.

The Usual Suspects
Directed byBryan Singer
Produced by
Written byChristopher McQuarrie
Music byJohn Ottman
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Edited byJohn Ottman
Distributed by
Release date
  • January 25, 1995 (1995-01-25) (Sundance)
  • August 16, 1995 (1995-08-16) (United States)
Running time
106 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$6 million[2]
Box office$34.4 million[2]

The movie was released on August 16, 1995. Most critics gave very good reviews to the movie.


  1. "The Usual Suspects (18)". British Board of Film Classification. May 26, 1995. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Usual Suspects". The Numbers. Retrieved June 17, 2008.
  3. Conard, Mark T (2007). The Philosophy of Neo-Noir. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-3717-9.

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