Find Me Guilty

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Production: Yari Film Group
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

...full sum and total of the F.B.I.

and the police department's efforts here.

As has been outlined before,

a couple ofhundred...

M- Mafia and organized crime members

and associates have been indicted...

in the last year to two years.

So that the attack is at the top level,

the middle level and the lower level.

And we are doing everything that

we can to identify, indict and convict...

the capos, the soldiers and

the associates of the Mafia as well.

Look, I gotta clip a guy.

All I'm carrying is a. 22.

Of course I know

it's not worth a sh*t.

What the f*** do you think

I'm calling you for?

Go f*** yourself!.

- Hey, Tony.

- Hey.

Your, uh, your papa here?

Uh, yeah. He's upstairs, but he's sleepin'.

I'm makin' a banana daiquiri. You want one?


My God! Cousin, what are you-

What are you doin', Coz. I love you.

Coz, why are you doing this?



Papa! Pop!


You're not being

very helpful,Jackie.

I'm gonna have to let

your parole officer know.

Come on,Jackie.

We're not morons.

You had your eyes shut the whole time?

You f***in' expect us to believe that?

I'm sorry, miss.

My eyes were shut the whole time.

I never saw nothin'.

- Miss?

- My eyes were shut the whole time.

Yeah. All right, Manny.

Let's get out of here.

Hey. Someone sneaks in and pops you,

don't come complainin'to us.

If somebody pops me,

I won't go complainin' to nobody.

Hey, Pop.

You sure you're doin' the right thing?

- I mean, I feel like killing this motherf***er myself.

- Hey, watch your language.

- And you don't rat out the people that love you.

- Love you?

He's your cousin. He puts four f***in'

bullets in you, and he loves you?

Yeah, he loves me. I love him.

He's family. He's just a junkie.

He doesn't know what he's doing.

Live and let live. Speaking of which,

how many times I gotta tell you?

If you see me shot 20 times, if you

come in the room I got my head cut off...

- you don't call the cops.

- I know, Pop.

- Who do you call?

- I call Saul.

That's right.

Come here.

My f***in' hand.

This f***in' cousin of mine.

I swear to God,

I feel like killin' him.

- Can they do that?

- Do what?

- Go to my parole officer and get my bail revoked.

- Hell, no.

You didn't shoot nobody.

Somebody shot you.

- That trial ever gonna happen? It's been a year already.

- They got no case.

That's why they

charge you under RICO.

Whenever the government has no case,

they charge you under RICO.

Aw, f*** them.

We gonna order some room service?

- Mm-hmm.

- Oh, this looks great.

- Muchas gracias.

- Gracias.

- Good evening.

- Stay where you are. Nice and easy, gentlemen.

You have the right to remain silent.

Anything you say...

can and will be held against you

in a court of law.

Do you understand that right?

You have the right to an attorney.

If you can't afford one, the court will

appoint you one. Do you understand that right?

Mr. DiNorscio. Mr. DiNorscio!

Mr. Rizzo, would you

wake your client up?

Twenty-two to 30 years...

for possession, sale and

distribution of narcotics.

And believe me, I'll try to see to it

that you do the full 30 years.

Let's go,Jackie.

Jesus, Sylvester.

A little privacy, please.

- Come on,Jackie Dee. You're going downtown.

- For what?

Damned if I know, but I'm sure as hell

I'm not standing here...

smelling your sh*t

while I argue with you.

- Let's go.

- Coming.

Sylvester, how long

we known each other?

On and off, uh, maybe eight years.

I'm a good guy, right?


- Everybody loves me.

- Right.

So why are you standing here bustin' my balls?

You can't let me finish takin' a crap?

You know, you're so full of it, you could

sit on that toilet forever. Let's go.

So where you guys taking me anyway?

Federal building.

For what?

I have no idea.

Hey, could you do me a favor,

roll down the window?

It's too cold.


Thanks, fellas.

Wow, you guys expecting the

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District?

Giuliani said to start without him.


- You got any ketchup?

- Oh, sorry. Just A-1 sauce.

A-1 sauce? A steak

should have ketchup.

- Please.

- All right.

- Ah, shrimp cocktail.

- Mm-hmm.

- A little wine?

- Oh, yeah, yeah.

So, car ride okay?

The car ride?

Oh, yeah, the fresh air felt good.

- The guys was real nice. They lowered the window for me.

- Mm.

Well, I hope you

breathed nice and deep.

It could be your last

fresh air for 30 years.

Yeah, that judge shoved it right up my ass.

Can you believe that?

Doesn't have to be.

What doesn't have to be?

Thirty years.

- Got any more wine?

- Sure.

By the way, do you want

your lawyer here?

My lawyer?

I just got sentenced to 30 years

for a pissant dope deal...

'cause of that cocksucker.

So what do youse want?

You know what this is,Jackie?

Manhattan phone book?

Last year, you got indicted.

Fourteen counts.

"Gambling, racketeering,

narcotics distribution, conspiracy-"

That RICO thing?

That's a year old.


I completely forgot about it.

I mean, it's been so long.

And... everybody knows that those

RICO things are bullshit anyway, so-

Yeah, well, this one isn't bullshit.

It's notjust you. Your boss,

your underboss, and 17 of your goombahs.

Twenty of you on 76 counts.

We're not f***ing around,Jackie.


So what do you need me for?

You're all going down.

You are all going down.

The whole NewJersey

Lucchese crew. We got it all.

Tapes, surveillance videos...

so many witnesses,

they're crawling out of the file cabinets.

Your cousin, your own f***in' cousin,

Tony Compagna...

he's our star.

- My cousin Tony?

- Your f***in'- A.

The trial starts next week.

And these pals of yours...

they're gonna be jumpin' over each

others' bodies just to make a deal.

So we get your testimony,you get time

lopped off this sentence. That simple.

You mean, I rat on my friends?

- You have no friends.

- What'd you say?

I have no friends?

Those guys love me, man. I love them.

- They love you?

- Mm-hmm.

For Christ's sakes,

you left the Bruno family.

Lots of guys get

whacked for doing less.

And what's worse,

you switched over to the Luccheses.

Trust me when I tell you they don't like

each other. The Brunos want you dead.

By the way, how did you get

from Brunos to Luccheses?

I took a cab.

You took a cab?

Now listen to me, you guinea cocksucker.

Don't f*** with me.

We're taking down the whole

f***in' family, do you understand?

This trial's gonna

take at least a year.

76 counts, 20 defendants,

I don't know how many defense lawyers...

at least four prosecutors...

eight alternates on the jury

in case you fucks...

try to reach one of them

to get a mistrial.

This is the biggest thing

I'll ever have in my life.

Never lost a case.

And I sure as sh*t

won't start with this one.

I'm gonna watch all of you taking it

up the ass for the rest of your lives.

And that's the only kind oflove

you pricks are gonna get.

So what's your answer?

F*** you.

Get this piece of sh*t out of here.

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Sidney Lumet

Sidney Arthur Lumet ( loo-MET; June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer, and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Serpico (1973), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an individual Academy Award, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Award and 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for ten, winning four. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood states that Lumet was one of the most prolific filmmakers of the modern era, having directed more than one movie a year on average since his directorial debut in 1957. He was noted by Turner Classic Movies for his "strong direction of actors," "vigorous storytelling" and the "social realism" in his best work. Film critic Roger Ebert described him as having been "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." Lumet was also known as an "actor's director," having worked with the best of them during his career, probably more than "any other director." Sean Connery, who acted in five of his films, considered him one of his favorite directors, and a director who had that "vision thing."A member of the maiden cohort of New York's Actors Studio, Lumet began his directorial career in Off-Broadway productions, then became a highly efficient TV director. His first movie, 12 Angry Men (1957), was a courtroom drama centered on tense jury deliberations. Lumet subsequently divided his energies among other political and social drama films, as well as adaptations of literary plays and novels, big stylish stories, New York-based black comedies, and realistic crime dramas, including Serpico and Prince of the City. As a result of directing 12 Angry Men, he was also responsible for leading the first wave of directors who made a successful transition from TV to movies.In 2005, Lumet received an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement for his "brilliant services to screenwriters, performers, and the art of the motion picture." Two years later, he concluded his career with the acclaimed drama Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007). A few months after Lumet's death in April 2011, a retrospective celebration of his work was held at New York's Lincoln Center with the appearance of numerous speakers and film stars. In 2015, Nancy Buirski directed By Sidney Lumet, a documentary about his career, and in January 2017 PBS devoted its American Masters series to Lumet's life as a director. more…

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