Monument Ave. (1998)

Monument Ave.



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This crime drama takes place among Irish-American toughs in Boston's Charlestown neighborhood. Car-thief Bobby O'Grady (Denis Leary) belongs to a gang run by bully Jackie O'Hara (Colm Meaney). Bobby's cousin Seamus (Jason Barry) is a recent arrival from Dublin. When Teddy (Billy Crudup) gets gunned down, Jackie is behind the hit, and investigator Hanolon (Martin Sheen) finds a cover-up among gang members. Participating in the code of silence, Bobby takes out his anger on his girlfriend Katy … More

Rating: R (pervasive strong language, drug use and violence.)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Armstrong, Michael Armstrong
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 3, 2001
Lions Gate Films

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as Bobby O'Grady

as Mouse Murphy

as Seamus O'Grady

as Teddy Timmons

as Hanolon

as Jackie O'Hara

as Digger

as Mickey Pat

as Herbie

as Brosnihan

as Father Donahue

as John Kelsey

as Mrs. Timmons

as Mrs. Turbody

as Bar Owner
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | September 25, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Monument Ave.

While it may be familiar, Monument Ave is gritty, realistic, and certainly an authentic depiction of the bleak nature of the 'mean streets'. Denis Leary is especially convincing.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

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Ted Demme's death ay 38 was a tragic loss to film. This film along with his previous film "Beautiful Girls" and his last feature "Blow" showed he was a gifted director. This is the Irish version of Scorsese's "Mean Streets" and it delves into themes long seen in films dealing with the Irish community that of informing. Denis Leary is able to throw in stand up bits into scenes. Leary gives his best performance in a film. Sheen in his small role as always shows why he is one of this county's great actors. Meaney plays the usual shanty Irish piece of shit bad guy. Noah Emmerich in his small role as a racist neighborhood tough guy is great. Only issue was the running time.

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