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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)

Rudy 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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Additional Details

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
Aspect Ratio:
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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 »
Anachronisms: (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 »
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio:Mr. Kerry, I was wondering about something. Could you tell all of us, how you knew those men in that restaurant was Italian?
Michael Kerry:Well, uh, uh, I guess it... hey, they all looked Italian to me.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio:Well, how?
Michael Kerry:You know, with the hand gestures, the back slappin', and the kissing, and everything.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio:Did they teach you that in FBI school that that's how Italians act?
Michael Kerry:No, no, that's not part of our training. No.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio:[says something in Italian and the court laughs] Do you speak Italian?
Michael Kerry:No.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio:No? Could you hear them talking in Italian?
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49 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Viesel Dazzles, 21 March 2006
Author: aharmas from United States

When I first heard of Sidney Lumet's unorthodox casting lead for this film, I was intrigued because Van Diesel's selection was indeed a daring move. There was little doubt Lumet would err, and he has truly come up with a sensational film and presented us with an outstanding turn by Diesel. The film would have worked and been at least a decent movie because of Lumet's expertise. Getting Diesel to take command of the screen, channel the spirit of the infamous defendant to ultimately convince the audience in both the movie and the theater audience that we were witnessing a rather unique individual.

The success of the film hangs on every single line that Diesel delivers. There is conviction and sincerity in his delivery. Here is a character that has a tarnished background, ultimately finds an outlet for a new perspective in life, and runs with it. Eventually, we get to discover he is a more powerful force than we expected.

Lumet once again shapes the film with his assured hand, allowing the actors to shine in their respective roles, not interfering with dialog that is practically taken from original transcripts by adding over-dramatic touches or unnecessary inspirational music. There are long silences when we are allowed to reflect on what is taking place in front of us. We see a situation change, witness how the players moves are changed because of unexpected twists in the story, and never is the intensity of true emotions and the power of relationships diluted by a false note. There is a superb scene between Diesel and his ex wife, in a great performance by Sciorra that is both incredibly moving and sexy. These are real people with overpowering feelings and passionate exchanges, and it all comes through because of these two performers' chemistry and electrifying delivery.

This is a film that will probably divide its audiences, depending on what you think of the defendant and his connections, but most people will probably agree that a star has been born, and with the support of a masterful director, we can see that he deserves to have a long and fruitful career in front of him. Many people heaped praise on Hoffman not too long ago. I felt Diesel outdid Hoffman because this time the gimmick and the make up felt apart by the soulful approach of a real actor.

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