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Find Me Guilty (2006)

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In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.

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The mobster Jackie DiNorscio is shot by his own cousin at home while in probation but survives. Later he is arrested dealing drugs and sentenced to thirty years in prison. The prosecutor Sean Kierney proposes a deal to Jackie, immediately releasing him if he testifies against the Lucchese family and other mafia families but Jackie does not accept to rat his friends that he loves. When the trial begins, he asks the judge Finestein to defend himself without the assistance of a lawyer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sometimes the best defense. . . is a wiseguy.


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Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »

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17 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$608,804 (USA) (17 March 2006)

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$1,172,769 (USA) (21 April 2006)
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The court case on which this film is based is the longest criminal case in United States judicial history. See more »

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(at around 1h 5 mins) During the poker game at the boat on Day 451 of the trial, you can see a widescreen TV on the wall inside the cabin. See more »

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Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Judge.
Judge Finestein: Yes, Mr. DiNorscio?
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Can I talk to you?
[approaches the bench]
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: I wanna apologize for my action in court before. I want you to understand... whatever I said, I meant no disrespect to you. I respect you more than any other judge I ever faced, and I faced a lot of them.
Judge Finestein: Okay, well, thank you, Mr. DiNorscio.
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) See more »

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When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music, Inc.
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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I have to say that Vin Diesel isn't anything like I expected him to be in this role. He did an amazing job.
16 March 2006 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I went to a screening in NYC this week, and Vin's performance knocked the socks off of everyone in attendance.

The physical transformation was astonishing. He gained a lot of weight for this role, and many of the people around me (myself included) did not recognize him when he first appeared on screen. While watching the film, I totally forgot that I was watching Vin Diesel. He really became the character for me.

Annabella Sciorra is another actor I will never look at the same way again. She had exactly one scene in the movie and I thought the screen was going to burst into flames or something. It was really that hot. She and Vin barely touched each other ... didn't even so much as kiss ... and I swear the entire audience needed a cigarette afterward.

The entire cast was first-rate. Every single one of them hit the ball out of the park, no exceptions.

The 2+ hours of running time went by like 15 minutes, and I sincerely did not want the movie to end.

There was a Q&A session after the screening, and Vin was humble, funny, personable and sometimes boyish in his interactions with the audience.

I wasn't a big Vin fan before this movie, but now I can't wait to see him in Hannibal. This guy isn't just an action star ... he's a very talented, dedicated and capable actor.


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