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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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During production, one of the working titles of the film was "Jackie Dee". 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: For me it's easy: I still got a long time on my old sentence. God knows I love you guys and wouldn't do nothin' to hurt yez.
Nick Calabrese: Stop with the love shit Jackie, just say your piece.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: When I got indicted on this - jeez, what is it, Ben, three years ago? - they offered me a deal. I said no, naturally. Then, while I'm out on bail on the RICO charge they pick me up again on the dope charge, the one I'm doing time on now. Now I'm not a jerk-off, I know what the hell they're doing: they're using the ...
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When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)
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why is it I always leave movies with organized crime themes rooting for or embracing the criminals
13 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

I'm sure most of the comments about this movie will center around Diesel's amazing performance, but I'd like to focus on the overall quality of this film. From the time the movie gets to the courtroom, the true beauty of this film shines. Every character from the judge to the prosecutors were all well casted and their roles well defined and executed.

My one concern is why is it I always leave movies with organized crime themes rooting for or embracing the criminals. Their life style certainly is not most people would wish to emulate but yet most films which portray them don't manage to tap into the conscious citizen in all of us, somehow the writers and producers undermine your sense of right and wrong and render you powerless to pass negative judgement on the criminal.

With that aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and welcome feedback on my commetns regarding my rant.


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