Find Me Guilty


2h 4m 2006

Brief Synopsis

It was the longest criminal trial in U.S. history: After years of federal investigation, 20 members of the Lucchese crime family are brought to court on 76 different charges. The U.S. Government is prepared to take down one of the mob's biggest crime families. Until one defendant decides to do the u

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Axium International; Christien Tinsley'S Transfers Inc; Film Finances, Inc.; Freestyle Digital Media; Icb Entertainment Finance; Mhf Zweite Academy Film; One Race Films; Sound One; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Yari Film Group; Yari Film Group
Distribution Company
Yari Film Group; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Belga Films; Bioscop; DeAPlaneta; Gulf Film, Llc; Mediapro; Medusa Film; Metropolitan Filmexport; Nu-Metro; Shaw Organization; Yari Film Group
Location
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

It was the longest criminal trial in U.S. history: After years of federal investigation, 20 members of the Lucchese crime family are brought to court on 76 different charges. The U.S. Government is prepared to take down one of the mob's biggest crime families. Until one defendant decides to do the unthinkable: defend himself. Giacomo "Jackie Dee" DiNorscio is a member of New Jersey's notorious Lucchese crime family. Already in the midst of serving a 30-year sentence, Jackie is offered an opportunity to shorten his time by testifying against many of his closest friends. Disgusted with the legal system bureaucracy, and refusing to betray his "family," Jackie stands trial as defendant and attorney. "I'm no gangster, I'm a gagster," insists Jackie as he overcomes the complicated politics of the courtroom, and comfortably takes over the spotlight. With his outrageous sense of humor, raw determination and unconditional loyalty, Jackie never fails to surprise the judge, the jury, or his skeptical fellow defendants. Lasting 21 months during 1987-88, the Lucchese trial became the longest in U.S. criminal history. It has continued to stand out over the years as an epic moment in courtroom history: 20 defendants, 20 defense attorneys (one for each defendant), eight jury alternates (due to the anticipated length of the trial and the fear of bribery), and unusually extensive summations (one defense laywer's closing statement ran for five days). Jackie's desperate personal journey culminates in one of the most shocking verdicts in American judicial history, so shocking that the lawyers involved in the case are still arguing about it 20 years later.

Crew

Maya Anand

Office Production Assistant

Coll Anderson

Sound Editor

Antony Baldasare

Assistant Property Master

Emily Beck

Art Director

Laura Ann Benson

Production Coordinator

Nicholas Bernstein

Location Manager

Mark Bero

Special Effects Coordinator

Abigail Zealey Bess

Assistant Location Manager

Tom Boles

Carpenter

Mark Borde

Consultant

Mark Borde

Consultant

Brian Bowles

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Rita Branch

Coproducer

Devin Brittain

Production Coordinator

Eric Bryant

On-Set Dresser

Diana E Burton

Property Master

John Carbonara

Music Editor

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting

Peter Colavito

Electrician

Daniel B Cone

Set Production Assistant

Blaise Corrigan

Stunt Coordinator

Jay Dalton

Key Grip

Anne Davison

Casting Assistant

Christopher Deblau

Electrician

John Deblau

Gaffer

Robert J Debrino

Producer

Frank Di Giacomo

Coproducer

Felice Diamond

Makeup Artist

Christopher Dolan

Electrician

James Domorski

Film Lab

Joe Donahue

Dolly Grip

Philip Douglas

Set Production Assistant

Steve Dubb

Consultant

Edward James Egan

Rigging Grip

Kevin Egan

Rigging Grip

Susan E. Farris

Casting

Robert Fernandez

Rerecording

Ken Ferris

Camera Operator

Michael Finnerty

Construction Coordinator

David Fischer

Set Production Assistant

Mark Fisher

Song

Ron Fortunato

Director Of Photography

Dan Fulton

Assistant Sound Editor

Joe Gawler

Colorist

Glen Gertsen

Foreman

Jessey Gertsen

Carpenter

Richard Glasser

Music Supervisor

Kelly Gleason

Makeup Artist

Richard Gold

Assistant

Joe Goodwin

Song

Randy Greenberg

Sound Re-Recordist

Randy Greenberg

Consultant

Robert Greenhut

Producer

Andrea Hanson

Assistant

Gregg Harris

Boom Operator

Will Hart

Photography

Oliver Hengst

Executive Producer

Julia Hickman

Art Department Coordinator

Bonnie Hlinomaz

Production Supervisor

Bradford L Hohle

Consultant

David Hutkin

Finance Manager

Lilith Jacobs

Assistant

Lilith Jacobs

Post-Production Supervisor

Meredith Jacobson-marciano

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Nina Johnston

Set Costumer

Robert Katz

Coproducer

Brian Kenyon

Set Production Assistant

Anna Krommydas

Hair Stylist

Erwin H Kupitz

Wig Maker

Tom Landi

Electrician

Amy Lauritsen

Assistant Director

Abby Levine

Film Lab

Jessica Lichtner

Script Supervisor

Jennifer Lilly

Assistant Editor

Sarah Lin

Assistant

Michael J. Linowes

Legal Services

Ana Lombardo

Assistant Property Master

David Lowry

Key Grip

Jerry Lowry

Dolly Grip

Martin Lowry

Best Boy Grip

Patrick Lowry

Grip

Sidney Lumet

Screenplay

Bruce Maccallum

Camera Operator

Lynn Maffessoli

Scenic Artist

T.j. Mancini

Producer

T.j. Mancini

Screenplay

Peter Matejcyk

Carpenter

Bryan Mathison

Wardrobe Supervisor

Michelle J Mayas

Scenic Artist

Robert Mccrea

Screenplay

Barbara Mcnamara

Extras Casting Assistant

Jennifer M Moore

Set Costumer

Vincent James Morano

Office Production Assistant

Susan Muir

Other

Chris Newman

Sound Mixer

Tina Nigro

Costume Designer

Christopher A. Nowak

Production Designer

Chris Ann Pappas

Assistant Costume Designer

Tom Percarpio

Best Boy Electric

John Polwrek

Consultant

John Portnoy

Post-Production Executive

Louis Prima

Song Performer

Phil Purificato

Grip

Malcolm Purnell

Assistant Camera

Patrick Quinn

Assistant Camera

Joseph Reidy

Assistant Director

Ulises Rodriguez

Office Production Assistant

Louise Runge

Production Manager

Addy Ruotolo

Set Production Assistant

J. Max Ruschak

Accounting Assistant

Johnny Sanchez

Coproducer

Henri Sann

Set Production Assistant

Wolfgang Schamburg

Associate Producer

Kathi Scharer

Accountant

Ernst August Schnieder

Coproducer

Amy Shatsky-gambrill

Assistant

Larry Shay

Song

Chris Silano

Assistant Camera

John Silvestri

Assistant Director

Kerrie Smith

Hair Stylist

Kira Smith

Boom Operator

Lucille Masone Smith

Unit Production Manager

Tom Stokes

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ken Stopsky

Foreman

Shelly Strong

Production Executive

Jared Sturner

Grip

Dan Stutz

Executive

Eric Sullivan

Prosthetics

Tom Swartwout

Editor

Vivian Tarn

Finance Manager

Pete Tavis

Transportation Captain

Marilyn Teorey

Foley

Christien Tinsley

Makeup

Christien Tinsley

Prosthetics

Greg Trattner

Other

Jonathan Tunick

Music

Ron Von Blomberg

Set Decorator

Ian Watermeier

Coordinator

Deborah Wettstein

Executive

Peter Whitney

Scenic Artist

Charlie Wiel

Post-Production Coordinator

Jennifer D Wilkins

Dga Trainee

Todd Williams

Production Executive

Timothy J. Wood

Transportation Co-Captain

Diane Woodhouse

Assistant

Bob Yari

Producer

Greer Yeaton

Production Coordinator

George Zakk

Executive Producer

Roger Zamudio

Coproducer

Catherine Zappa

Assistant

Enzo Zelocchi

Coproducer

Joanna Zorcik

Accountant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Axium International; Christien Tinsley'S Transfers Inc; Film Finances, Inc.; Freestyle Digital Media; Icb Entertainment Finance; Mhf Zweite Academy Film; One Race Films; Sound One; Technicolor New York; Technicolor PostWorks New York; Yari Film Group; Yari Film Group
Distribution Company
Yari Film Group; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; Belga Films; Bioscop; DeAPlaneta; Gulf Film, Llc; Mediapro; Medusa Film; Metropolitan Filmexport; Nu-Metro; Shaw Organization; Yari Film Group
Location
Bayonne, New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 2006

Released in United States on Video June 27, 2006

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2006

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 1-10, 2006.

Released in United States February 2006 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Competition) February 9-19, 2006.)

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2006

Released in United States on Video June 27, 2006

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 1-10, 2006.)