Keaton Quotes in The Usual Suspects (1995)


Keaton Quotes:

  • Hockney: What about it, pretzel man? What's your story?

    Keaton: His name's Verbal. Verbal Kint.

    McManus: Verbal?

    Keaton: Yeah.

    Verbal: 'Roger', really. People say I talk too much.

    Hockney: Yeah, I was just gonna tell you to shut up.

  • [first lines]

    Keyser Soze: How you doing Keaton?

    Keaton: I can't feel my legs... Keyser.

  • Keaton: I'm a businessman now.

    Interrogation Cop: Yeah? What's that, the restaurant business? No. From now on, you're in the gettin'-fucked-by-us business.

  • Keaton: This whole thing was a shakedown.

    McManus: What makes you say that?

    Keaton: How many times you been in a lineup? It's always you and four dummies. PD are paying homeless guys $10 a head half the time. And there's no way they'd line five felons in the same row. No way. And what's a - What's a voice lineup? Public defender could get you out of that one.

  • McManus: What am I supposed to do with that?

    [McManus throws bag of heroin at Redfoot. Redfoot catches it]

    Redfoot the Fence: I don't know, feed it to the gimp. Ease his pain; I don't know what that is.

    [Redfoot throws bag at Verbal]

    McManus: What do you mean you don't know?

    [Keaton lays a hand on McManus]

    Keaton: Shut up.

    Redfoot the Fence: I don't know. I got thrown this job by some lawyer.

    Keaton: Yeah? Who?

    Redfoot the Fence: I don't know. Some limey. He's a middleman for someone, OK? He doesn't say, I don't ask.

    McManus: You're full of shit.

    Redfoot the Fence: Fuck you.

    McManus: Fuck you.

    Keaton: Listen to me. We want to meet him. OK?

    Redfoot the Fence: That's funny. He called me last night, he says he wants to meet you guys.

    Keaton: OK. We'll meet him. Good. Do that. No problem. Let's go.

    [Keaton turns around, ready to leave. McManus grabs him]

    McManus: I don't like it, Dean. I don't like it. Wait a minute. One more thing, tough guy. Any more surprises, and I'm gonna kill you.

    Redfoot the Fence: You're such a tough guy, McManus. Do me a favour, right. Get the fuck off my dick.

    [Redfoot flicks his cigarette butt at McManus and it lands on McManus's eye]

    McManus: Fuck!

    [McManus lunges at him in rage and has to be restrained by Keaton]

    Redfoot the Fence: Put a leash on that puppy. You know, it's an awful shame about Saul gettin' whacked. Cops'll be looking for the guys who did it. Sooner or later they're gonna come around asking me. You have a sweet night, ladies.

  • Keaton: [after finding Fenster's body] It's not payback! It's precaution. You want payback? You wanna run? I don't care! I'm not doing this for Fenster, I'm not doing it for you... I'm doing it for me. I'm gonna finish this thing. This Kobayashi bastard is not gonna stand on me!

  • Kobayashi: Before you... do me in, Mr. McManus, you will let me finish my business with Ms. Finneran first, won't you?

    Keaton: What did you say?

    Kobayashi: Edie Finneran. She's upstairs in my office for an extradition deposition. I requested that she be put on the case personally. She flew in yesterday. No matter. Kill away, Mr. McManus.

  • Keaton: McManus. What the fuck is going on?

    McManus: The strangest thing...

  • Redfoot the Fence: You guys interested in any more work?

    McManus: We're always looking for extra work.

    Keaton: We're on vacation.

    Redfoot the Fence: Well. That's too bad. I got a ton of work and I don't have any good people. Not like you guys.

    McManus: What's the job?

    Redfoot the Fence: There's this jeweler out of Texas named Saul. He rents a suite, some downtown hotel. Does free appraisals for people, sometimes he buys, sometimes he doesn't. Anyway, the word is he carries around a lotta cash. So I figure, I keep the merchandise, you keep the green. Simple.

    Hockney: What about security?

    Redfoot the Fence: Couple of bodyguards. Nothing you couldn't handle.

    McManus: Give me time to check it out?

    Redfoot the Fence: I expect nothing less from you, man.

    McManus: Good to see you. We'll call you.

    Redfoot the Fence: Good to see you too.

    McManus: All right.

    Redfoot the Fence: Enjoy LA. Get yourself laid.

  • Keaton: There is no fucking coke!

  • Keaton: There's no way they'd line five felons in the same room, no way.

  • Keaton: You give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill you right now.

  • Keaton: Hey, uh... friend of mine in New York tells me that you know, that you knew Spook Hollis.

    Redfoot the Fence: The way I hear it, you did time with old Spook. Good man, wasn't he? I used to run dope for him. Too bad he got shivved.

    Keaton: Yeah... I shivved him. Better you hear it from me now than from somebody else later.

    Redfoot the Fence: I appreciate that. But just out of curiosity, was it business or personal?

    Keaton: A bit of both.

    Redfoot the Fence: Well, like I said, you give me a call if you're interested.

    [Redfoot and his crew begin to leave. McManus walks over to Keaton]

    McManus: Is there a problem?

    Keaton: One job, that was the deal.

    [Keaton turns and walks away]

    McManus: One job?

    [McManus laughs]

    McManus: One job? That's a good one, Keaton!

  • Keaton: There's no fucking coke.

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