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Snitch

Release Date: January 20th, 1998

R|1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
Bobby O'Grady (Denis Leary) is a low-level thug in Charlestown and a member of Jackie O'Hara's (Colm Meaney) gang. Jackie, who requires complete loyalty, arranges a hit on Bobby's cousin Teddy (Billy Crudup), attracting the attention of Detective Hanlon (Martin Sheen). Since no one will talk, Hanlon becomes suspicious. Bobby, who finds it more difficult to stay silent, confides in his cousin Seamus (Jason Barry). A tragic turn of events forces Bobby to decide on his true loyalty.

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Genres: Drama

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  • There is a whole genre of films about childhood friends still living in the old neighborhood and going down the drain of crime and drugs. Few of them capture the fatigue and depression, and the futility, as well as this one, in which the characters hold on to their self-respect by obeying the very rules that are grinding them down. show more

  • Director Ted Demme (with a terse script by Mike Armstrong) keeps it darkly funny while exposing raw nerves in a buildup to unexpected tragedy. show more

  • With fresh dialogue and a willingness to show his protagonists in a less-than-favorable light, Demme has found a way to make this entry memorable. show more

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