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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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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Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$1,172,769 (USA) (21 April 2006)

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Ron Silver (Judge Finestein) originated the role of Charlie Fox in Speed-the-Plow on Broadway. The role was recreated in the Broadway revival by Raúl Esparza (Tony Compagna). See more »


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 »


Jerry McQueen: We went to a restaurant called... The Hole in the Wall. Mr. Calabrese was there with the Mascarpone brothers and somebody I didn't know. He went up to Mr. Calabrese and said, "Here you are, boss, on account," and left the bag on the table.
Sean Kierney: What happened then?
Jerry McQueen: Calabrese took the money, opened it, counted it. And then he said to Tony... "What the hell kind of bag is this? The money's all greasy." And Tony says, "I'm sorry. I ordered some egg rolls. They was kinda greasy. It was the only bag I got...
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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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