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Find Me Guilty -- 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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Sometimes the best defense. . . is a wiseguy.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Vin Diesel ... Jackie DiNorscio

Alex Rocco ... Nick Calabrese
Frank Pietrangolare ... Carlo Mascarpone

Richard DeDomenico ... Tom Napoli

Jerry Grayson ... Jimmy Katz

Tony Ray Rossi ... Joe Bellini
Vinny Vella ... Graziedei

Paul Borghese ... Gino Mascarpone
Frank Adonis ... Phil Radda

Nicholas A. Puccio ... Alessandro Tedeschi (as Nick Puccio)
Frankie Perrone ... Henry Fiuli
Salvatore Paul Piro ... Mike Belaggio

Peter Dinklage ... Ben Klandis

Richard Portnow ... Max Novardis

James Biberi ... Frank Brentano

Chuck Cooper ... James Washington
Oscar A. Colon ... Pissaro
Ben Lipitz ... Henry Kelsey
Steven Randazzo ... Chris Cellano
Gerry Vichi ... Theodore

Linus Roache ... Sean Kierney

Robert Stanton ... Chris Newberger

Marcia Jean Kurtz ... Sara Stiles

Ron Silver ... Judge Finestein
Louis Guss ... Court Clerk

Bonnie Rose ... Jury Foreperson
Lola Allen ... Court Stenographer

Annabella Sciorra ... Bella DiNorscio

Aleksa Palladino ... Marina DiNorscio
Gene Ruffini ... DeNorscio, Sr.

Raúl Esparza ... Tony Compagna

Domenick Lombardozzi ... Jerry McQueen

Josh Pais ... Harry Bellman

Peter McRobbie ... Peter Petraki

Roger Zamudio ... Octavio Juarez

Terry Serpico ... Michael Kerry
Mark Kashersky ... Agent Brandon (as Mark Kachersky)

Franco Lentini ... Charley Kraus (as Frank Lentini)

Jerry Adler ... Jackie's Lawyer

Antoni Corone ... Hospital Detective

Alice Spivak ... Female Judge
Dennis Paladino ... Sylvester

David Brown ... U.S. Marshal
Alfred Sauchelli Jr. ... Driver

Cassandra Hepburn ... Klandis' Secretary

Louis Mustillo ... U.S. Marshal #2
John Di Benedetto ... Guard - Jesse (as John DiBenedetto)
Eddie Marrero ... Visiting Room Guard

Gustave Johnson ... Doctor

F. Valentino Morales ... Prisoner #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Albanese ... Court Officer (uncredited)

Frank Bonsangue ... Mob Lawyer (uncredited)
Rita Branch ... Juror (uncredited)

Jeff Chena ... Defendant 13 (uncredited)
Dominick Cicco ... Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Tim Cinnante ... Joey Calabrese (uncredited)

Marcus Allen Cooper ... Klandis' Special Assistant (uncredited)

Mario D'Elia ... DEA Agent (uncredited)

Vinny DeGennaro ... Danny Roma (uncredited)
Perry Facchiano ... Wiseguy (uncredited)

Marshall Factora ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

John Louis Fischer ... DEA Agent (uncredited)

Renee Fishman ... Court Stenographer #2 (uncredited)
Paul Gennaro ... Jackie's Nephew (uncredited)
Chuck Gerena ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Rudolph W. Giuliani ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lou Irizarry ... Mob Defendant (uncredited)
Nicole LaPera ... Tim's Wife (uncredited)
Charles LaPlaca ... Mob Lawyer (uncredited)

Kam Metcalf ... Juror (uncredited)
Shane Moran ... Cop (uncredited)
Matt Myers ... Jury Member #4 (uncredited)
Joseph O'Keefe ... Juror #2 (uncredited)

Artie Pasquale ... Juror (uncredited)
Rose Pasquale ... Roselyn Mascarpone (uncredited)
Nicolas Quilter ... Gallery Member (uncredited)

Joe Rosario ... Mob Lawyer (uncredited)

Johnny Sanchez ... John Pinero Juror #10 (uncredited)

Michalina Scorzelli ... Gino's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Derrick Simmons ... Prison Guard #2 (uncredited)
Troy Smith ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Joseph Tudisco ... Defense Attorney #7 (uncredited)
Vito Violante ... Mob Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
Writing credits
Sidney Lumet (written by) and
T.J. Mancini (written by) &
Robert J. McCrea (written by)

Produced by
Rita Branch .... co-producer
Bob DeBrino .... producer
Frank Digiacomo .... co-producer (as Frank DiGiacomo)
Robert Greenhut .... producer
Oliver Hengst .... executive producer
Robert Katz .... co-producer
T.J. Mancini .... producer
Johnny Sanchez .... co-producer
Wolfgang Schamburg .... associate producer
Ernst-August Schnieder .... co-producer
Bob Yari .... producer
George Zakk .... executive producer (as George Vitetzakis)
Roger Zamudio .... co-producer
Enzo Zelocchi .... post producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Tunick 
Cinematography by
Ron Fortunato 
Film Editing by
Tom Swartwout 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Susie Farris 
Production Design by
Christopher Nowak 
Art Direction by
Emily Beck 
Set Decoration by
Ron von Blomberg 
Costume Design by
Tina Nigro 
Makeup Department
Felice Diamond .... second makeup artist
Kelly Gleason .... key makeup artist
Anna Krommydas .... second hair stylist
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig fabrication: Mr. Diesel (as Erwin Kupitz)
Kerrie Smith .... hair department head
Christien Tinsley .... makeup/prosthetic artist: Mr. Diesel
Production Management
Bonnie Hlinomaz .... production supervisor
John Portnoy .... post-production executive
Patrick Quinn .... post-production supervisor
Louise Runge .... post-production manager: Yari Film Group
Lucille Smith .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Lauritsen .... second assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director
John Silvestri .... second second assistant director
Jennifer D. Wilkins .... dga trainee
Art Department
Anthony Baldasare .... assistant property master
Tom Boles .... key carpenter
D. Eric Bryant .... on-set dresser
Diana Burton .... property master
Jay Dalton .... key construction grip
Michael Finnerty .... construction coordinator
Glenn Gertsen .... shop foreman (as Glenn Gertsen)
Jesse Gertsen .... carpenter
Daniel K. Grosso .... leadman (as Dan Grosso)
Julia G. Hickman .... art department coordinator
Ana Lombardo .... assistant property master
Lynn Maffessoli .... lead scenic artist
Peter Matejcyk .... carpenter (as Peter Matejcyk)
Michele Mayas .... stand-by scenic artist
Phil Purificato .... stand-by construction grip
Kenneth Stopsky .... construction foreman (as Ken Stopsky)
Jared Sturner .... construction grip
Peter Whitney .... scenic shopman
Rosalie Russino .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Brian Bowles .... adr editor
Brian Bowles .... dialogue editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
James Domorski .... digital recordist
Robert Fernandez .... re-recording engineer
Dan Fulton .... first assistant sound editor
Randy Greenberg .... sound re-recordist: pyramix system
Gregg Harris .... boom operator
Bradford L. Hohle .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Christopher Newman .... sound mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Kira Smith .... utility sound technician
Marilyn Teorey .... foley editor
Special Effects by
Mark Bero .... special effects coordinator
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
Troy Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Troy Robinson .... stunt double: Vin Diesel
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Colavito .... electrician
Christopher DeBlau .... electrician
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer
Christopher Dolan .... house electrician (as Chris Dolan)
Joe Donohue III .... dolly grip (as Joe Donahue)
Edward J. Egan III .... rigging grip (as Ed Egan III)
Kevin Egan .... best boy rigging grip
Ken Ferris .... camera operator
Will Hart .... still photographer
Thomas Landi .... electrician
Abby Levine .... digital imaging technician
Dave Lowry .... key grip
Gerry Lowry .... dolly grip (as Jerry Lowry)
Martin Lowry .... best boy grip
Patrick Lowry .... grip
Shaun Lowry .... grip
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "a" camera
Sal Martorano .... electrician
Justin Panzanaro .... rigging grip
Tom Percarpio .... best boy electric
Malcolm A. Purnell .... second assistant camera (as Malcolm Purnell)
Patrick Quinn .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Casting Department
Anne Davison .... casting assistant
Meredith Jacobson .... extras casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Barbara McNamara .... extras casting assistant
Erin Sullivan .... casting: prosthetic transfer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress
Nina Johnston .... set costumer
Debbie Lucas .... seamstress
Bryan Mathison .... wardrobe supervisor
Jennifer M. Moore .... set costumer
Chris Ann Pappas .... assistant costume designer
Laura Steinman .... additional set costumer
Thomas Stokes .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Anthony Bozanich .... assistant editor
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Samara Levenstein .... post-production coordinator
Jennifer Lilly .... assistant editor
Charlie Weil .... post-production coordinator: Yari Film Group
Charlie Wiel .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
John Carbonara .... music editor
Richard Glasser .... music supervisor: Yari Film Group
Transportation Department
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain
Timothy J. Wood .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Maya Anand .... production assistant
Laura Benson .... production coordinator
Nicholas Bernstein .... location manager
Devin Brittain .... production coordinator
Daniel B. Cone .... production assistant
Dennis Davidson .... International publicity
Philip Douglas .... production assistant
Steve Dubb .... marketing consultant: Yari Film Group
David Fischer .... staff production assistant
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accountant
Rick Gold .... assistant: Neil Sacker
Dana Greiman .... production intern
Andrea Hanson .... assistant: Mr. Yari
James Hook .... stand-in: Vin Diesel
Catharina Hourcade .... production coordinator
Mira Husseini .... film publicist
David Hutkin .... production financing
Lilith Jacobs .... assistant: Mr. Lumet
Marc Jacobson .... legal services (as Greenberg Traurig)
Brian Kenyon .... set production assistant
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor
Sarah Lin .... assistant: Mr. Diesel
Michael J. Linowes .... legal counsel
Vincent Morano .... office production assistant
Susan Muir .... completion bond
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Nancy A. Pavia .... production assistant
John Polwrek .... marketing consultant: Yari Film Group
Stan Purdy .... personal security
Leslie Richards .... attorney
Ulises Rodriguez .... office production assistant
Eddie Ruotolo .... set production assistant (as Addy Ruotolo)
J. Max Ruschak .... first assistant accountant
Jonathan Russek .... production assistant
Edgar Sandoval .... production insurance
Henri Sann .... production assistant
Kari Scharer .... accountant
Amy Shatsky-Gambrill .... assistant: Mr. Greenhut (as Amy Shatsky)
Daniel Silverman .... film recorder
Bernd Stephan .... controller: yari film group
Shelly Strong .... production executive
Daniel Stutz .... business and legal executive: Yari Film Group
Vivian Tarn .... production financing
Greg Trattner .... completion bond
Ian Watermeier .... staff coordinator
Deborah Wettstein .... finance executive: Yari Film Group
Todd Williams .... production executive
Jelani Atu Wilson .... location assistant
Diane Woodhouse .... assistant: Mr. Diesel
Greer Yeaton .... production coordinator
Tasha Zamsky .... animal trainer
Catherine Zappa .... assistant: Daniel Stutz
Abigail Zealey Bess .... assistant location manager (as Abigail Zealey)
Joanna Zorick .... payroll accountant
James Schramm .... special thanks (as James P. Schramm)
Enzo Zelocchi .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story" - USA (long title)
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Rated R for strong language and some violence
125 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Miscellaneous: In the end titles "DiNorscio" is misspelled as "DiNorcio".See more »
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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36 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
solid courtroom drama focused (successfully) on character and a little more, 25 March 2006
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

It's amazing to see certain actors working with a director like the veteran Sidney Lumet (if it's appropriate to use for him who knows, though this is his latest film, at 81, over a near 50 year career), and see really intriguing, special things happening on screen. Actors like Pacino, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, and Peter Finch among many others undoubtedly have other noteworthy performances in other films, but in the work they've done with Lumet there's something that connects just right, to get that full touch reaching into the character and pulling out the humanity, or lack thereof. Vin Diesel, in this case, has possibly his most convincing and on-spot performance to date and, with the exception of his supporting role in Boiler Room, goes beyond the typically macho-roles of his career in the past several years. He is a tough guy in this, true, and Jackie DiNorscio has the life of a criminal to him. But in the story presented in the film, of this man defending himself in the longest trial in American history, it's essential that the actor playing him gets it right with the emotional connections of the character, of being truthful. Diesel gets that right, in a performance that has that gangster quality (err, 'gagster' as DiNorsci refers himself as), but is also has a certain fascinating complexity that the character of, for example, the prosecuting attorney, could never have.

Still, Lumet captures this ensemble with enough nuance and well-spun, real dialog, for two movies. It's not at all strange to see him doing a courtroom drama, as it reaches back to his first film 12 Angry Men. This time however there is a difference in the focus on a story lasting three years, and the evidence in the sprawling, elephantine case against the crime families is not as crucial for getting involved in the film as the people who make up the case and courtroom. There are at least a few character actors providing some terrific work, like Ron Silver as the judge, or Peter Dinklage as one of the defense attorneys. And while amid a scene or shot here and there that could've been lost or put on the cutting room floor (it's hard to pinpoint which after a first viewing without notes), there are at least a few that do provide some extra interest that most other filmmakers would've lost. The detail of the one mobster who becomes ill and has to come in every day to court on a stretcher is one thing. Or the detail of the importance of a chair in Jackie's prison cell.

And in this mix there are a few scenes that rank up with being some of the more dramatically perfect scenes Lumet has done, chiefly by letting the actors- who have inhabited the roles to the point of doubtless believability- just do their work. Two that come to mind are when the judge informs Jackie about the death of his mother, and how what Diesel doesn't show to the audience is even more important than what is (I'm reminded of the scene towards the end of Serpico where he gets the badge). Another is when Jackie is questioning his cousin on the stand. The filming of this scene isn't all that complex, but the dynamic between the two characters is, and the right notes are just there between the two actors. By the end of Find Me Guilty, I didn't think I saw an outright masterpiece like some of the director's other films. Neverhtheless, I also knew that I had seen an extremely confident and very good piece of work that brings out what's dependable in Lumet and what's unexpected in an actor like Diesel. Not to mention that, here and there, the film is quite funny. 8.5/10

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