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Monument Ave. (1998)

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

Director:

Ted Demme

Writer:

Mike Armstrong
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Leary ... Bobby O'Grady
Ian Hart ... Mouse
Jason Barry ... Seamus
Lenny Clarke ... Skunk
Kevin Chapman ... Mickey Pat
George MacDonald George MacDonald ... Gallivan (as George Macdonald)
John Diehl ... Digger
Lyndon Byers Lyndon Byers ... Fitzie
Herbie Ade Herbie Ade ... Herbie
Noah Emmerich ... Red
Famke Janssen ... Katy
Melissa Fitzgerald ... Sheila
Don Gavin ... Brosnihan
Billy Crudup ... Teddy
Colm Meaney ... Jackie O'Hara
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Storyline

Bobby O'Grady is a low-range member of Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty from 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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Co-produced by Montréal company Filmline, despite being shot in Boston with American actors. See more »

Goofs

At 1:04:45 the wireless transmitter is briefly visible on the right when Catie leans over to hug her friend. See more »

Quotes

Jackie O'Hara: So... Teddy fuckin' Timmons, huh? I heard you were back.
Teddy: Yeah.
Jackie O'Hara: You don't call me!
Teddy: Well, no, you see, Jackie, I-I just got back...
Jackie O'Hara: -What are you boys drinkin'? Hey, Shang, get a round in here will you?
Shang: [calls out] Sure, Jack.
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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Connections

References St. Elmo's Fire (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Billy Bulger, This is your BROTHER, Whitey!!!!
27 November 2000 | by alicecbrSee all my reviews

From the current FBI's 10 Most Wanted List, we have a paralleling movie. As I write this, the Boston Police Dept., State Police and FBI stand indicted as co-conspirators in keeping Whitey Bulger out of the hands of the law. In Charlestown, the code of silence is slowly being broken as more Irish wake up to the fact that mobsterism is for the 'boids'.

Yet this movie really awakens you to how insidious the silly hi-jinks of youth (e.g., causing all the car alarms on the street to go off at one time) can really be. These kids then move on up into guilt by association, and slowly get rubbed out by the head mobster they have admired, and who even has the gall to pay for the funerals of those he kills/has killed. It's going on right now, folks, right here in Boston....but just not as much.

When the facts are in about Whitey Bulger, No. 1 guy on the FBI's most wanted , whose brother is chancellor of the Univ. of Ma. and formerly president of the Ma. Senate, you'll see a lot more parallels from this movie. The only logic test it failed was, "How could those parents NOT know their son and his buddies were sniffing coke in their home?"

This show is ALMOST a documentary of current life in south Boston. As someone with Scotch-Irish ancestry, I think of the Raytheon engineer whose mother took her husband's life insurance and moved to Stoughton from this Irish ghetto ....and marvel at his escape from the degraded lives portrayed here. See it. Take your teen-age kids to see it. Better than Sunday school.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monument Ave. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,556, 27 September 1998

Gross USA:

$333,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$333,760
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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