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Monument Ave. Movie Review Summary

Actors: Denis Leary, Ian Hart, Billy Crudup, Jason Barry, Famke Janssen, Martin Sheen, Jeanne Tripplehorn

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MONUMENT AVE. is a film directed by Ted Demme in 1998.

This movie describes a few days of the life of Bobby O'Grady and his four Irish born cousins in Boston. They are small time car thieves working for Jackie O, the violent Big Boss of the neighborhood. When they don't steal cars, they drink beer and sniff coke in the local pub. They perpetuate a lifestyle which hasn't changed for decades.
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One night, Teddy, also one of their cousins, reappears after having spent a couple of months in prison; he will be shot on the same night by one of Jackie O's hitmen. Everyone knows that Jackie O is the one responsible for the murder but nobody speaks in front of Martin Sheen, the police inspector.

Seamus, a young cousin who've just arrived from Dublin, is about to be killed by Jackie because he was seen talking to Martin Sheen. Bobby O'Grady starts to wonder whether he wants to spend the rest of his life in this neighborhood.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Irish    -   American Northeast

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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