Released Date
October 13, 2006
Distributor
First Look International
Genre
Drama
Rating
R
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$517,809 + $1,517,659 = $2,035,468
56

Robert Downey Jr.

as Dito Montiel

35

Shia LaBeouf

as Young Dito

42

Rosario Dawson

as Laurie

65

Eric Roberts

as Antonio

37

Melonie Diaz

as Young Laurie

69

Chazz Palminteri

as Monty Montiel

73

Dianne Wiest

as Flori Montiel

37

Martin Compston

as Mike O'Shea

56

Anthony Desando

as Frank the dog walker

About A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs, or in prison. He comes to believe he has been saved from their fates by various so-called saints.

About

Writer Dito Montiel is urged by his mother to visit his sick father in Astoria, New York and soon he begins to remember his violent childhood and the deaths of his friends. The film is based on the memoir of the same name by writer/director Dito Montiel. 

Trivia

The film takes place in 2005 and flashes back to 1986. The movie marks Dito Montiel's directorial debut.