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A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints - 100 Degrees

Posted on: September 15, 2006 | Views: 127 | Comment

An Italian-American family gathers together during one very hot day in Astoria, Queens.

A successful writer living in Los Angeles, Dito (Robert Downey Jr.) is summoned home to Astoria after a 15-year absence by his mother (Dianne Wiest) when his father (Chazz Palminteri) becomes seriously ill.

His father never forgave Dito for leaving home and thus the two have a very strained relationship. Memories of his youth come flooding back as Dito (played as a teenager by Shia LaBeouf) revisits the old neighborhood, encountering the few childhood friends (the "saints" of the film and memoir's title) who aren't in prison or dead.

 

Tags:
family reunion • bittersweet • chazz palminteri • nostalgia • astoria • fathers and sons • nostalgic • dysfunctional family • italian-american • shia labeouf • Dianne Wiest • robert downey jr