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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.

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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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Details

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:

$628,000, 19 March 2006

Gross USA:

$1,173,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,636,637
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the final film that Sidney Lumet shot on film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Michael Kerry: I was at a restaurant in Bloomfield on September 19th of last year - it had a reputation as being a mob hangout.
Sean Kierney: Why did it have that reputation?
Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: [interrupting] Because the food was good.
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Connections

Referenced in By Sidney Lumet (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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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New avenue for Vin Diesel
14 March 2006 | by dvig987731See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see this movie at the Screen Actors Guild in Hollywood last week along with a Q&A with Vin afterward. I have to say I didn't know what to expect after seeing his regular action roles, but I was very impressed. His acting skills have stepped up to the next challenge. Once I got the vision of sexy action star out of my head I was able to concentrate on the character at hand and by the end of the movie I was almost expecting the character to walk in instead of Vin Diesel! I rated this movie a 9 only because it had way more obscene language fillers than it needed. It's a mafia movie we get it. I just don't care to have so much cursing in a movie I think it takes away from the content. Also as a side note I was impressed with the Q&A after, no one can say that Vin is a muscle head. He is an articulate and passionate actor, as well as very humble. I was sitting about three feet from him during the interview and could see his hand twitching nervously as he addressed the small group of actors there. He most certainly has high marks in my book.


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