Find Me Guilty

March 17th, 2006


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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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 7.0/10 (15,863 voted)

Critic's Score: 65/100

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver

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.

Writers: Sidney Lumet, T.J. Mancini

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

Taglines: Sometimes the best defense. . . is a wiseguy.


Official Website: Metropolitan Films [France] | Official site |

Release Date: 17 March 2006

Filming Locations: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $13,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $608,804 (USA) (19 March 2006) (439 Screens)

Gross: $1,875,009 (Worldwide) (16 April 2006)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Vin Diesel gained over 30 pounds for his role and spent two hours a day in makeup to resemble DiNorscio.

Anachronisms: While the movie is set in the late 1980s, many of the cars seen in some of the outdoor scenes were not produced until the late 1990s or early 2000s. For example, in one outdoor scene before the verdict is read, a 2004/2005 Mercedes 350SC or 500SC is clearly seen.

Giacomo 'Fat Jack' DiNorscio: Time is fleeting...

User Review

I have to say that Vin Diesel isn't anything like I expected him to be in this role. He did an amazing job.

Rating: 9/10

I went to a screening in NYC this week, and Vin's performance knocked the socks off of everyone in attendance.

The physical transformation was astonishing. He gained a lot of weight for this role, and many of the people around me (myself included) did not recognize him when he first appeared on screen. While watching the film, I totally forgot that I was watching Vin Diesel. He really became the character for me.

Annabella Sciorra is another actor I will never look at the same way again. She had exactly one scene in the movie and I thought the screen was going to burst into flames or something. It was really that hot. She and Vin barely touched each other ... didn't even so much as kiss ... and I swear the entire audience needed a cigarette afterward.

The entire cast was first-rate. Every single one of them hit the ball out of the park, no exceptions.

The 2+ hours of running time went by like 15 minutes, and I sincerely did not want the movie to end.

There was a Q&A session after the screening, and Vin was humble, funny, personable and sometimes boyish in his interactions with the audience.

I wasn't a big Vin fan before this movie, but now I can't wait to see him in Hannibal. This guy isn't just an action star ... he's a very talented, dedicated and capable actor.