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Find Me Guilty Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

A wise guy turns his own trial upside down by serving as his own lawyer in this comedy drama based on a true story. In 1987, an extensive investigation into the activities of the Lucchese crime family led to charges being filed against most of the key members of the gang, leading to the prosecution of 20 different men, each represented by their own council. That is, except for Giacomo DiNorscio, aka Jackie Dee (Vin Diesel), a longtime Lucchese family "mechanic" implicated in everything from kidnapping to drug dealing. While Jackie Dee is obviously a common criminal and guilty of all he's charged with, he also has a fierce sense of loyalty to his colleagues, despite the fact his cousin Tony Companga (Raul Esparza) previously tried to kill him out of fear he might talk. Sean Kierney (Linus Roache), the prosecutor tackling the Lucchese Family case, tries repeatedly to persuade Jackie Dee to testify against his partners in exchange for leniency, but he stubbornly refuses. Tired of the way things are being handled, Jackie Dee informs family attorney Ben Klandis (Peter Dinklage) that he intends to represent himself in court; this seemingly suicidal move turns into an unexpected success as Jackie Dee's sense of humor and streetwise charm has a remarkable impact on the judge and jury. Find Me Guilty also stars Ron Silver, Alex Rocco, and Annabella Sciorra. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 17, 2006

Cast

Vin Diesel
as Giacomo "Jackie Dee" DiNorscio
Peter Dinklage
as Ben Klandis
Linus Roache
as Sean Casey
Ron Silver
as Judge Finestein
Alex Rocco
as Nick Calabrese
Annabella Sciorra
as Bella DiNorscio
Raul Esparza
as Tony Compagna
Richard Portnow
as Max Novardes
Aleksa Palladino
James Biberi
as Frank Brentano
Paul Borghese
as Gino Marscarpone
Ben Lipitz
as Henry Kelsey
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Jerry McQueen
David Brown
as U.S. Marshal
Ben Lipitz
as Henry Kelsey
Paul Borghese
as Gino Marscarpone
James Biberi
as Frank Brentano
Richard Portnow
as Max Novardes
Domenick Lombardozzi
as Jerry McQueen

Crew

Sidney Lumet
Director
Sidney Lumet
Producer
Vin Diesel
Producer
T.J. Mancini
Producer
Robert Greenhut
Producer
Robert J. DeBrino
Producer
Bob Yari
Producer
George Zakk
Producer
T.J. Mancini
Screenwriter
Robert McCrea
Screenwriter
Sidney Lumet
Screenwriter
Ron Fortunato
Cinematographer
Richard Glasser
Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Swartwout
Editor
Emily Beck
Art Director
Franco di Giacomo
Co-producer
Ernst August Schneider
Co-producer
Johnny Sanchez
Co-producer
Rita Branch
Co-producer
Roger Zamudio
Co-producer
Wolfgang Schamburg
Associate Producer
Ernst-August Schnieder
Associate Producer
Oliver Hengst
Executive Producer
Ron Von Blomberg
Set Decorator
Tina Nigro
Costume Designer
Joseph P. Reidy
First Assistant Director
Susie Farris
Casting
Ellen Chenoweth
Casting
Coll Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Blaise Corrigan
Stunts Coordinator
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