Based on a true story, with Vin Diesel as Jackie Dinorsio, a man serving time for narcotics possession, who's offered a deal by the DA if he'd give evidence against his associates in the New Jersey Lucchesi crime family, who are being charged with criminal conspiracy. He refuses and decides to defend himself in the upcoming trial. Also with Peter Dinklage, Annabella Sciorra, Richard Portnow and Linus Roache. Directed by Sidney Lumet. [2:05]
SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man and a woman kiss passionately, he reaches up, under her dress and between her legs, and they are interrupted.
► A man makes a crude sexual remark to a woman (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man makes remarks about another man making sexual advances toward him and trying to perform oral sex on him. A man and his ex-wife talk about enjoying sex together. A man talks about having sex with women two at a time. A married man talks about having sex with prostitutes. A man tells a crude joke about a man's wife selling sex for goods from the butcher.
► A woman wears a swimsuit top that reveals cleavage and bare abdomen, and a woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage and her bare back at the waist.
► A man sits on a toilet with his pants around his ankles and we see his bare legs.
► A man grabs his crotch, as an aggressive expression.
VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man with a gun walks into a room where a man is sleeping, shoots him once in the neck (blood spurts), then again in the hand (blood sprays), the man rolls off the bed and onto the floor, and he is shot again in the neck and other hand, whereupon the man's daughter enters the room screaming.
► A man is dumped out of his bed and onto the floor by prison guards, they beat him using kicks, punches and nightsticks, and we see him later with large cuts and bruises on his head and face. We see many men in handcuffs as they are being arrested.
► A man is told that his mother died. A man has an attack, falls back out of his chair and is taken out of a room on a stretcher.
► During a trial we hear descriptions of criminal activity including murders, etc. A man talks about shooting a man. We hear about electroshock therapy.
► A woman yells at her ex-husband about his having affairs with prostitutes. A man makes a crude sexual remark to a woman and she spits in his face. A man yells at and takes a swing at another man. A man threatens to cut another man's heart out.
► A man kicks a table with food on it and the food spills on the floor. A man flatulates in a car in order to force the driver to open his window.
PROFANITY 10 - 71 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 14 sexual references, 21 scatological terms, 27 anatomical terms, 13 mild obscenities, name-calling (moron, stupid), 1 derogatory term for Jewish people, 4 derogatory terms for Italians, 3 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 3 religious profanities, 8 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A man talks about doing drugs (apparently a lot of drugs) and we hear that a man is a drug addict. A man drinks alcohol, a man drinks wine in a few scenes, a young woman prepares an alcoholic beverage and we hear that a man is an alcoholic. People are shown smoking and drinking alcohol, a man smokes cigarettes, a woman smokes a cigarette, and a man and a young woman smoke cigarettes.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Organized crime, family, narcotics trafficking, gambling, racketeering, criminal conspiracy, infidelity, justice, misfits, search for truth, corruption, power, bootleg cigarettes, homosexuals, sleep apnea, the Lucchesi crime family, murder, sociopaths, the legal system, mistrials, appeals, arrogance, ignorance.
MESSAGE - Trial outcomes can easily be swayed by personalities in a courtroom.