Christopher McQuarrie

Christopher McQuarrie is an American screenwriter, producer and director. His screenplays include The Usual Suspects, for which he won the 1996 Academy Award, The Way of the Gun and Valkyrie. He is the creator of NBC television series Persons Unknown.

The Usual Suspects (1995)

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Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Benicio del Toro

Public Access (1993)

Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with Brewster?", there surely can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Ron Marquette  •  Leigh Hunt  •  John Renshaw  •  Jennifer McManus

Brewster seems to be an almost too perfect example of idyllic small-town America, with everyone living in peace and harmony. So when newcomer Whiley Pritcher starts up his own local cable TV show with the question "what's wrong with Brewster?", there surely can't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Ron Marquette  •  Leigh Hunt  •  John Renshaw  •  Jennifer McManus

The Way of the Gun (2000)

Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Juliette Lewis  •  James Caan

Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Ryan Phillippe  •  Juliette Lewis  •  James Caan

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

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Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet—eradicating 'The Syndicate', an International and highly-skilled rogue organisation committed to destroying the IMF.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Simon Pegg  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Ving Rhames

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet—eradicating 'The Syndicate', an International and highly-skilled rogue organisation committed to destroying the IMF.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Simon Pegg  •  Jeremy Renner  •  Ving Rhames

North by Northwest: One for the Ages (2009)

A discussion of North by Northwest and its influence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Curtis Hanson  •  Guillermo del Toro  •  William Friedkin  •  Francis Lawrence

A discussion of North by Northwest and its influence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Curtis Hanson  •  Guillermo del Toro  •  William Friedkin  •  Francis Lawrence

Jack Reacher (2012)

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When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard Jenkins  •  David Oyelowo

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Richard Jenkins  •  David Oyelowo

Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006)

Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men - all caught in the wicked web of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  John Alton  •  Drew Casper  •  Roger Deakins  •  John Debney

Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men - all caught in the wicked web of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  John Alton  •  Drew Casper  •  Roger Deakins  •  John Debney

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

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When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against time, hunted by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Henry Cavill  •  Ving Rhames  •  Simon Pegg

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against time, hunted by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Henry Cavill  •  Ving Rhames  •  Simon Pegg

Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler (2008)

Recalling Operation Valkyrie, a failed plot devised by German officers to assassinate Adolph Hitler. Included: a look at the events leading up to the July 20, 1944 attempt and the aftermath; interviews with survivors and historians; and archival footage and photographs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Christopher McQuarrie  •  Bryan Singer  •  Henry Kissinger  •  Tom Cruise

Recalling Operation Valkyrie, a failed plot devised by German officers to assassinate Adolph Hitler. Included: a look at the events leading up to the July 20, 1944 attempt and the aftermath; interviews with survivors and historians; and archival footage and photographs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Christopher McQuarrie  •  Bryan Singer  •  Henry Kissinger  •  Tom Cruise

The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird (2006)

An appreciation and the story of the making of the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Larry Cohen  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Eric Lax

An appreciation and the story of the making of the 1941 film The Maltese Falcon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Leva
CAST:  Peter Bogdanovich  •  Larry Cohen  •  Rudy Behlmer  •  Eric Lax

Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects' (2002)

Documentary that includes interviews with Singer as well as the rest of the cast - mainly Spacey. There is no "plot" or "promotional" elements to this documentary - all of the information offered is substantial and informative as we are let in on all the details of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Meyer Burnett
CAST:  Suzy Amis  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Paul Bartel  •  Gabriel Byrne

Documentary that includes interviews with Singer as well as the rest of the cast - mainly Spacey. There is no "plot" or "promotional" elements to this documentary - all of the information offered is substantial and informative as we are let in on all the details of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Meyer Burnett
CAST:  Suzy Amis  •  Stephen Baldwin  •  Paul Bartel  •  Gabriel Byrne

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (2023)

The seventh installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Hayley Atwell  •  Simon Pegg  •  Pom Klementieff

The seventh installment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Hayley Atwell  •  Simon Pegg  •  Pom Klementieff

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two (2024)

The eighth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Holt McCallany  •  Henry Czerny  •  Rebecca Ferguson

The eighth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher McQuarrie
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  Holt McCallany  •  Henry Czerny  •  Rebecca Ferguson