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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.

Director:

Sidney Lumet
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Jackie DiNorscio
Alex Rocco ... Nick Calabrese
Frank Pietrangolare Frank Pietrangolare ... Carlo Mascarpone
Richard DeDomenico ... Tom Napoli
Jerry Grayson ... Jimmy Katz
Tony Ray Rossi 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 Frankie Perrone ... Henry Fiuli
Salvatore Paul Piro Salvatore Paul Piro ... Mike Belaggio
Peter Dinklage ... Ben Klandis
Richard Portnow ... Max Novardis
James Biberi ... Frank Brentano
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Storyline

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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mafia | mobster | court | judge | drugs | See All (30) »

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Sometimes the best defense. . . is a wiseguy.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Find Me Guilty: The Jackie Dee Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$608,804, 19 March 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,173,673, 30 April 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,636,637, 2 October 2012
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jackie DiNorscio picked Vin Diesel to play him. Much to Diesel's surprise, DiNorscio wanted Diesel cast after watching The Fast and the Furious (2001). See more »

Goofs

In the end titles "DiNorscio" is misspelled as "DiNorcio". See more »

Quotes

Ben Klandis: Jackie, what... what the fuck do you think you're doing up there?
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: What? I speak my mind.
Ben Klandis: You can kick his dog, you can spit in his face, but the one thing a judge never wants to hear is criticism about his court.
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Fuck him. He ain't the jury. What the fuck could he do?
Ben Klandis: Jackie, your ignorance is second only to your arrogance.
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Connections

Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

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When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay
Used by permission of EMI Mills Music, Inc.
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
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Surprisingly good
20 March 2006 | by gillygallsSee all my reviews

The movie had a really great script; it was funny, dramatic and touching. I was really surprised by Vin Diesel's performance, I wasn't expecting him to pull it off. I think Jackie D himself, his personality and his words helped Vin a lot there. I was also impressed by Raúl Esparza as Tony. I've seen him on Broadway and I have been wowed by his stage performances. I wasn't sure if he could make the transition, but he was the perfect paranoid junkie. The only problems I had with the movie are with tiny details like extras dressed in 2006 fashions and flat screen monitors on desks. Knowing that the trial began in the early 90's, it caught my attention and stuff like the computer monitors shouldn't grab attention. Overall, "Find Me Guilty" is a great movie, and I highly recommend it.


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