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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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Release Date:
17 March 2006 (Italy) See more »
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Sometimes the best defense. . . is a wiseguy.
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
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Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
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
 
Stunts
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
Jennifer Lilly .... assistant editor
John Portnoy .... post-production executive
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
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
Samara Levenstein .... post production coordinator
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
 
Thanks
James P. Schramm .... special thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong language and some violence
Runtime:
125 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Vin Diesel gained over 30 pounds for his role and spent two hours a day in makeup to resemble DiNorscio.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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 »
Quotes:
Ben Klandis:Jackie, your ignorance is second only to your arrogance.See more »
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Soundtrack:
When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)See more »

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115 out of 127 people found the following review useful.
Funny and Entertaining Courtroom Drama, 18 February 2006
Author: annett from Old Europe

I had the chance to see the movie at the Berlin Film Festival (actually I saw it twice), and I must say I really loved it. Even during the second screening I still thought it was interesting and funny.

Granted, I like both Sidney Lumet and Vin Diesel so I may be a bit biased, but the audience in the cinema seemed to like the movie too, because after both screenings they applauded.

The movie is a courtroom drama based on real events. The film depicts the longest Mafia trial in NYC history, and most of the dialog is taken from the original records of the trial. In 1987-88, some 20 members of the Lucchese crime family, each with his own lawyer, were indicted on some 76 charges ranging from criminal conspiracy to narcotics trafficking. The trial went on for 21 months.

The film focuses on Jack DiNorscio, one of the accused mobsters (played by Vin Diesel), who decides to defend himself. Even though he spent half his life in jail he doesn't know much about legal proceedings and mostly speaks what comes into his mind thus sometimes making fun of the whole trial.

Actually I was quite skeptical if Diesel could pull it off. C'mon, we all know him from some more or less mediocre action movies, so when I heard he was cast in a Sidney Lumet movie, I was quite surprised, and therefore even more eager to see him in this film. And yes, he is good. He gained some weight for this role and has hair (a wig), so he looks quite different from what you're used to.

During the Berlinale press conference Sidney Lumet said about Vin Diesel: "People make the great mistake with action heroes. They think that because generally the plots are simpler and their behavior is one-note that they can't act. But most of the time they can." And Diesel shows that he can act. With his charismatic persona he manages to carry the movie pretty easily. He has to talk a lot during the film which comes across very believable and authentic, and he shows a wide range of emotions from happiness to anger to mourning to being embarrassed to whatever.

The overall acting is really good, Linus Roache shines in his role as prosecutor Kierney. Contrary to his "Necromonger" role in "The Chronicles of Riddick" he gets a chance here to really show his talent. The other supporting cast is also really fantastic. I'd like to point out Peter Dinklage as lead defense attorney Ben Klandis, and Annabella Sciorra ("The Sopranos") who is really great in her single scene as DiNorscio's ex-wife. In this scene she goes through all the emotions from anger to frustration to jealousy. The other supporting cast consists of New York theater talent, as well as faces familiar to anyone who watches crime shows on the tube.

The film itself takes place almost entirely in the court room, and sometimes it drags a bit although it is not boring. It depends solely on talking, there is no action whatsoever in the movie. As DiNorscio joked around quite a bit during the trial, the film too is pretty funny in parts, and the audience in the cinema laughed quite a bit.

All in all I recommend this movie. But I have to warn the action fans: you might not like this film as it is a total change in comparison to the movies Vin Diesel has done until now.

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