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Monument Ave. (1998)
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R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  25 September 1998 (USA)
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A small time hoodlum is divided between his conscience and loyalty to his boss when his cousin is murdered.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby O'Grady
Mickey Pat
George MacDonald ...
Gallivan (as George Macdonald)
Lyndon Byers ...
Herbie Ade ...
Jackie O'Hara


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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Every city has one.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monument Ave.  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$332,388 (USA) (18 December 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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Mouse: [Mouse and Bobby approaching Sheila and Katy] I know I might like her, but sometimes she's a different person. I don't know what she's gonna be one moment to the next.
Bobby O'Grady: Don't say anything.
[to Katy and Sheila]
Bobby O'Grady: Hey, whats goin' on?
Katy: Boys.
Mouse: Hey, Sheila.
Sheila: Hey, Mouse.
Mouse: That's a nice sweater.
Sheila: It's a, uh, blouse, Mouse.
Mouse: Yeah, it's nice.
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the code of silence
20 March 2004 | by (Charlestown, MA (Boston)) – See all my reviews

I grew up in this town of Charlestown a very strong irish neighborhood people here call themselves townies. The movie Monument Ave. is about the code of silence this town went through. Its very much like it but there were many more murders and alot more police arrests. Boston wanted to break the Irish Catholic clout in Charlestown and open the town up to new cultures, it never happened but since 2000 the town is only 93% Irish-Townie catholic. Monument Ave. was a very good movie and it explained what it was like here but it was much more violent. Charlestown was and still is a very dangerous town. Like in the movie brothers were killing brothers and people killing each other knowing that people would not tell that they did this, sex and drugs was involved in this alot too. Racism and Loyalty and doing inappropriate things like robbing, shooting, stabbing fighting, drinking etc. was a big thing here to. Kids around Charlestown (Townies) made a book about this called The Piece of Peace. There was 149 murders during the code of silence in Charlestown. Monument Ave. is a good explanation of what happened here. Thats what it was really like. Not like "Southie" which is nothing compared to Charlestown. But Monument Ave. was an exellent movie!

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