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Find Me Guilty (2006)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Crime  |  17 March 2006 (USA)
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Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. 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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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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Vin Diesel gained over 30 pounds for his role and spent two hours a day in makeup to resemble DiNorscio. See more »

Goofs

The Latin motto on the judge's desk "FIAT JUSTICA ET RUAT CAELUM" is wrong. It should be "FIAT JUSTITIA RUAT CAELUM". "JUSTITIA" is spelled wrongly and the "ET" makes nonsense of the motto: "Let Justice Be Done [and] the Sky May Fall" See more »

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Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: My marshals have been giving me a hard time for weeks now. Everybody gets to eat what they want, and not me. I gotta eat what they bring me. I ordered, uh... creamy peanut butter, and they brought me chunky.
Judge Finestein: Please, Mr. DiNorscio, this isn't my department. Take it up at MCC.
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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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Vin's best
14 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this last night in Seattle. What drew me in was Sidney Lumet and when it started saying that all courtroom dialog was direct from transcripts of this trial, I sat forward.

This turns out to be a classic New York Lumet film with all the trimmings. Vin does some of his best work to date (and I actually like some of his other films. This is not the all in the head of the writer trick - the transcript is the real heart of the film and so the key is truly bring to life the real words. That's not a simple thing. Lumet has the right balance to make it all work.

For those that would ignore or wait for the DVD, take a chance and see with an audience. You do not get this kind of film from a great director of Lumet's caliber every day.


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