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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Details

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The harsh realities of life on the street merge with the universal themes of youthful pain and exhilaration in director Dito Montiel's telling tale of one boy's struggle to escape the grim fate that awaits his aimless, trouble-minded peers. For most of Montiel's friends, the only means of escaping their bleak surroundings were drugs, prison, or death. In breaking the cycle and making a name for himself as a filmmaker, Montiel showed that there are ways to overcome the urban malaise that consumed the majority of his friends. He couldn't have done it alone, though, and with this film Montiel pays tribute to those he left behind by bringing their story to the screen so that their struggles may give others in similar situations the courage to pursue a more positive, creative means of overcoming their anger. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:September 29, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Melonie Diaz Best Supporting Actress 2006 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Channing Tatum Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
New York Film Critics Society Dito Montiel Best First Film (Runner-up) 2006 Winner
Sundance Film Festival Dito Montiel Dramatic Directing Award 2006 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Dito Montiel Best First Screenplay 2006 Nominee

Crew

Dito Montiel
Director
Travis Swords
Producer
Clara Markowicz
Producer
Trudie Styler
Producer
Charlie Corwin
Producer
Dito Montiel
Screenwriter
Dito Montiel
Book Author
Éric Gautier
Cinematographer
Jonathan Elias
Composer (Music Score)
Jake Pushinsky
Editor
Christopher Tellefsen
Editor
Jody Asnes
Production Designer
Jonathan Elias
Co-producer
Linda Moran
Co-producer
Robert Downey, Jr.
Co-producer
Alex Francis
Associate Producer
Bobby Sager
Executive Producer
Peter Sahagen
Executive Producer
Amanda Mackey
Executive Producer
Sting
Executive Producer
Sandra Hernandez
Costume Designer
Melissa Chusid
Casting
Amanda Mackey
Casting
Paul Hsu
Supervising Sound Editor
Roy Farfel
Stunts Coordinator
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