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Find Me Guilty (2006)

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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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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Tony Ray Rossi ...
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Alessandro Tedeschi (as Nick Puccio)
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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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mafia | mobster | court | judge | drugs | See All (30) »

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Sometimes the best defense. . . is a wiseguy.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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17 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,172,769 (USA) (21 April 2006)
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One of the actors in the film is named Terry Serpico. Sidney Lumet directed the movie Serpico starring Al Pacino in 1973. See more »

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In the end titles "DiNorscio" is misspelled as "DiNorcio". See more »

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Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Now, you remember when you went to visit my pop in Lewisburg Penitentiary?
Jerry McQueen: Very well.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: My brother Ralph went with you, right?
Jerry McQueen: Correct.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Now, you was going up to bring up some liquor? You were gonna sneak it in?
Jerry McQueen: Right.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Now, you knew my brother was a boozer, right?
Jerry McQueen: Yes. Everyone knew.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Carl... you took my brother to see my father. You knew he was a drunk when you left, and you still went and bought him more liquor, right?
Jerry McQueen: It was his idea we go get some liquor for your father. We stopped, bought some...
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Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) 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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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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