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Monument Ave. (1998)

Snitch (original title)
A small time hoodlum is divided between his conscience and loyalty to his boss when his cousin is murdered.

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Bobby O'Grady
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Mickey Pat
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Bobby O'Grady is a low range member of Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty for him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even from their and Teddy's relatives. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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25 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Monument Ave.  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,556 (USA) (25 September 1998)

Gross:

$332,388 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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Jackie O'Hara: So... Teddy fuckin' Timmons, huh? I heard you were back.
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Jackie O'Hara: Fuckin' Celtics, huh?
Teddy: I-I-I g-guess you've been hearin' stories about me, huh, Jackie?
Jackie O'Hara: I heard you was back was all.
Teddy: Well, let me tell ya. This is fuckin' hilarious, you're gunna piss your pants. Remember that Perez, that fuckin' spic from Dorchester? Remember him?
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In Spain is called Código de Lealtad (Loyalty code) or Noose
10 September 2001 | by (Madrid, Spain) – See all my reviews

Ted Demme is a director with a lot of fans, but most of them know him only for one of his films (Blow, Beautiful girls or this Snitch). I think there is nobody who loves his entire work and that's because every movie is different and they have not much contact points among them. Snitch (or whatever is the real title) is a good movie, but it has a tiny problem: you know what is to happen, unavoidably. A group of Irish living in the typical neighborhood where a man makes the rules. Everything goes ahead and never changes. The only possible change comes when someone in the group feels that his own world is falling apart and then... the end.

There is no need to be a genius to know what comes later, because we have seen it many, many times. But there is a single thing that makes this movie different (and that's why I am writing about it): the cast. The real Irish origin of most of the actors makes the movie specially realistic. That accent that is almost impossible to understand and that way of walking and even of drinking is really well filmed by Ted Demme. For once, you can believe you are between a group of Irish that have not found a place in the United States. The film doesn't pretend to be critic with the political system, because it shows just a small neighborhood where even the policemen are Irish.

The way of filming Snitch makes us to think that all the characters are living in a kind of prison and they can't leave it but dead. No one moves from those dirty and dark streets.

Both things (actors and filming) are really different from other films about the same topic. The problem is that nobody is to pay much attention to this movie, because the story is too much typical. At the moment, in Spain it has been almost unnoticed.


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