A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 38mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Adaptation, Period
Keywords 1980s, autobiography, coming-of-age, drugs, ensemble, faith, friendship, memoir, sex
Status Released
US Release Date
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    2006 Sundance Film Festival Lineup

Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Robert Downey Actor Dito 1 1000001
Shia LaBeouf Actor Young Dito 1 1000002
Chazz Palminteri Actor Monty--Dito's Father 1 1000003
Dianne Wiest Actor Flaurie 1 1000004
Rosario Dawson Actor Laurie 1 1000005
Eric Roberts Actor Antonio 1 1000006
Martin Compston Actor Mike O'Shea 1 1000007
Julia Garro Actor Diane Honeyman 1 1000008
Peter Tambakis Actor Young Nerf 1 1000009
Scott Campbell Actor Adult Nerf 1 1000010
Anthony De Sando Actor Frank 1 1000011
Eleonore Hendricks Actor Jenny 1 1000012
George DiCenzo Actor Uncle George 1 1000013
Channing Tatum Actor Young Antonio 1 1000014
Melonie Diaz Actor Young Laurie 1 1000015
Adam Scarimbolo Actor Giuseppe 1 1000016
Anthony Tirado Actor Street Corner Puerto Rican 1 1000017
Erick Rosado Actor Puerto Rican Van Driver 1 1000018
Steve Payne Actor Beach Chair Guy 1 1000019
Tibor Feldman Actor Teacher 1 1000020
Marc Castle Actor Drunken Man in Subway 1 1000021
Steven Randazzo Actor Token Clerk 1 1000022
Olga Merediz Actor Aunt Mary 1 1000023
Teresa Kelsey Actor Newscaster 1 1000024
Sammy Rhee Actor Korean Shop Owner 1 1000025
Jermel Wilson Actor Yup Yup 1 1000026
Michael Rivera Actor Reaper 1 1000027
David Castro Actor Reaper's Little Brother 1 1000028
Kyle Benitez Actor Laurie's Son 1 1000029
Iraida Polanco Actor Old Woman 1 1000030
Gilbert Cruz Actor Queensbridge Bodega Man 1 1000031
Chance Kelly Actor Prison Guard 1 1000032
Dito Montiel Director n/a 2 2000001
Trudie Styler Producer n/a 3 3000001
Travis Swords Producer n/a 3 3000002
Charlie Corwin Producer n/a 3 3000003
Clara Markowicz Producer n/a 3 3000004
Sting Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Bobby Sager Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Peter Sahagen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Amanda Mackey Johnson Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Robert Downey Co-Producer n/a 170 3000009
Jonathan Elias Co-Producer n/a 170 3000010
Rene Bastian Co-Producer n/a 170 3000011
Linda Moran Co-Producer n/a 170 3000012
Alex Francis Associate Producer n/a 171 3000013
Dito Montiel Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dito Montiel Source Material (from autobiography: "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints: A Memoir") 120786 4000002
Lucy Cooper Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Nicola Westerman Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Urs Hirschbiegel Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Jason Graham Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Justin Ritson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Nan Sandle Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Jeff Caron Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Adam Folk Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000008
Patricia de Paula Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000009
Alan Zweig Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000010
Éric Gautier Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
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Ann Orson Song ("Don't Go Breaking My Heart") 120859 8000007
Carte Blanche Song ("Don't Go Breaking My Heart") 120859 8000008
Peter Beckett Song ("Baby Come Back") 120859 8000009
J Crowley Song ("Baby Come Back") 120859 8000010
Trevor Horn Song ("Moments In Love") 120859 8000011
Anne Dudley Song ("Moments In Love") 120859 8000012
Jonathan Jaczalik Song ("Moments In Love") 120859 8000013
Gary Langan Song ("Moments In Love") 120859 8000014
Paul Morley Song ("Moments In Love") 120859 8000015
Danny Moore Song ("My Maria") 120859 8000016
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Dan Hulsizer Song ("An Evening Under The Tracks") 120859 8000021
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Errol Brown Song ("Brother Louie") 120859 8000023
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Jody Asnes Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
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Benjamin Craig Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000005
David Moriarty Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000006
Nicole Solis Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000007
Marian Ziola Stoeffelmeier Scenic Artist n/a 745 9000008
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Ben Cox Art Assistant n/a 120974 9000010
Colin Eletto Art Assistant n/a 120974 9000011
Jeremy Rosenstein Art Assistant n/a 120974 9000012
Jessica Gonzalez Art Assistant Art Intern 120974 9000013
Amanda Mackey Johnson Casting n/a 179 10000001
Melissa Chusid Casting n/a 179 10000002
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting n/a 179 10000003
Avy Kaufman Casting n/a 179 10000004
Lori Eastside Extras Casting (NYC Casting) 120851 10000005
Anita Sumner Production Executive (Xingu Films) 118216 11000001
Linda Carbone Production Executive (Xingu Films) 118216 11000002
Christine McAndrews Production Executive (Xingu Films) 118216 11000003
David Zambrana Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000001
Whitney Kyles Assistant Costume Designer n/a 252 13000002
Sandra Hernandez Costume Designer n/a 169 13000003
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Joe Farulla Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000009
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Ngina Bowen Wardrobe Supervisor n/a 120908 13000015
Alex Raspa ADR n/a 120912 14000001
Beaux Neylen ADR n/a 120912 14000002
Pam DeMetruis ADR Editor n/a 220 14000003
Branka Mrkic-Tana ADR/Dialogue Editor Dialogue Editor 120939 14000004
Lila Yomtoob Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000005
John Gutierrez Boom Operator n/a 215 14000006
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Beaux Neylen Foley Artist Foley Engineer 223 14000008
Leslie Bloome Foley Artist n/a 223 14000009
Sondra James Looping Coordinator Loop Group Coordinator 121122 14000010
Vincenzo LoRusso Recording Engineer n/a 120942 14000011
Nathaniel Morgan Recording Engineer n/a 120942 14000012
Paul Hsu Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000013
Eugene Gearty Sound Editor n/a 229 14000014
Charles Hunt Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000015
Chris Rich Sound Supervisor Sound Facilities Supervisor 120883 14000016
Paul Hsu Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000017
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Dan Kubicek Swing Additional Electric 120862 15000004
Nina Kuhn Swing Additional Electric 120862 15000005
Melissa Guimaraes Key Grip n/a 263 15000006
Joe Paolini Grip n/a 365 15000007
Pedro Diaz Grip n/a 365 15000008
Avra Fox-Lerner Grip n/a 365 15000009
Nick Haines-Stiles Grip n/a 365 15000010
Hugo Bonilla Generator Operator n/a 363 15000011
David Harges Gaffer n/a 268 15000012
Jack Foster Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000013
John Finn Post-Production Accountant Production and Post Accountant(JFA. INC.) 120979 16000001
Anna Bosco Post-Production Accountant Production and Post Accountant(JFA INC.) 120979 16000002
Steve Boyle Post-Production Accountant Production and Post Accountant(JFA INC.) 120979 16000003
Roy Farfel Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Mike Romano Carpenter Set Carpenter 529 21000001
Joshua Visser Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000002
Hannah Newman Construction Construction Assistant 120900 21000003
Christina Prudenti Craft Service (Kitchen 306) 120903 22000001
Melissa Pfluger Craft Service (Kitchen 306) 120903 22000002
Markus Janner Titles and Opticals (Duart Digital) 121075 23000001
Keith Yurevitz Titles and Opticals (Duart Digital) 121075 23000002
Shannon Finnerty Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000001
Derek Wybourn Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000002
Bentley Wood Property Master n/a 120805 24000003
Inna Braude Assistant (Xingu Films) 120820 25000001
Alyson Perlongo Assistant (Original Media) 120820 25000002
Stacy Frankel Assistant (Original Media) 120820 25000003
Jimmy Rich Assistant (to Robert Downey Jr) 120820 25000004
Theresa Lowrey Assistant (to Trudie Styler) 120820 25000005
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Clarence Sharpe Production Assistant n/a 275 25000007
Nan Sandle Production Assistant First Team PA 275 25000008
Amy Clark Production Assistant First Team PA 275 25000009
Timothy Paustian Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000010
Shane O'Dell Office Assistant Office Manager(Belladonna) 120996 25000011
Bailey Ertel Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000012
Jason Fesel Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000013
Ish Goldstein Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000014
Wilson Green Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000015
Watari Nishida Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000016
Jesse Spellman Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000017
Matthew Amenta Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000018
Luches Banks Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000019
Anthony Ripoli Second Unit Director n/a 412 25000020
Alison Davis Production Secretary n/a 367 25000021
Theis Jessen Office Production Assistant n/a 120909 25000022
John McMorrow Driver n/a 273 25000023
Eli Barach Apprentice Office Intern 120976 25000024
Joleen Small Apprentice Office Intern 120976 25000025
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Olivia Vesey Apprentice Set Intern 120976 25000028
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Synopsis
Dito is a successful writer living in Los Angeles, who is summoned home to Astoria after a 15-year absence when his father becomes seriously ill. Memories of his youth come flooding back as he revisits the old neighborhood, attempts to rebuild a relationship with his father and encounters his 'saints'--Dito's few childhood friends who aren't in prison or dead. As Dito finds himself whisked back into the youthful events that shaped him, an unforgettable cast of characters unfolds to the sweltering heat of summer 1986. These include Laurie, Dito's childhood sweetheart; Mike O'Shea, a transplanted Scot with an Irish name who dreams of becoming a punk rock musician; Giuseppe, a reckless, destructive and possibly insane member of Dito's street posse; and the unforgettable Antonio, Dito's cocky and volatile best friend grappling with an abusive father.