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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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Seamus
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Skunk
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Mickey Pat
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Gallivan (as George Macdonald)
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Fitzie
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Sheila
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Teddy
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$332,388 (USA) (18 December 1998)
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At 1:04:45 the wireless transmitter is briefly visible on the right when Catie leans over to hug her friend. See more »

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Hanlon: [after finding out Bobby has killed Jackie]
[to Bobby]
Hanlon: I'll tell you how we're going to handle this. We'll play it your way this time, alright?
Hanlon: [puts his finger to his mouth] Shhhhhhhhh.
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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Black Love
Written and Performed by Greg Dulli
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Kali Nichia Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Electra Entertainment Group
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Above average study of small time Irish American thieves.
2 October 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Noose' (a.k.a. 'Snitch') is a movie that sneaks up on you. I stumbled across it almost by accident and watched it mainly because of the cast. The late Ted Demme directed, and personally I enjoyed this more than his better known 'Blow'. It contains a few dull spots but overall, it's a pretty interesting and effective look at small time crooks and their attitudes towards family and loyalty. Denis Leary once again proves he has some genuine talent as an actor, not just as a comedian. He basically makes this movie, though Ian Hart ('Backbeat') is also very good. Leary's co-star in 'Jesus Son' Billy Crudup appears in a small supporting role. It's a pity they didn't share more on screen time together because they make a memorable duo, as anyone who has seen 'Jesus Son' will agree. Colm Meaney ('Con Air') makes an intimidating bad guy, and Famke Janssen ('X-Men') is not only astonishingly beautiful but she is also believable as a troubled local caught between Leary and Meaney. It was also good to see the highly underrated John Diehl ('Motorama') as one of Leary's buddies and Martin Sheen ('Badlands') has a nice turn as a frustrated local cop. The cast here is sometimes better than the occasionally predictable script, but on the whole this movie is worth watching. Above average.


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