Paid in Full

October 25th, 2002


Paid in Full

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Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer and Cam'RonCharles Stone III in Paid in FullWood Harris and Regina HallWood Harris and Mekhi Phifer with director Charles Stone III Still of Mekhi Phifer and Cam'ron in Paid in FullExecutive producer Ron Rotholz, Jay Black, producer Damon Dash and Cam'Ron on the set.

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.5/10 (2,965 voted)

Critic's Score: 49/100

Director: Charles Stone III

Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride

Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. Of course, unfaithful employees and/or rivals conspire to bring about Ace's fall.

Writers: Azie Faison Jr., Austin Phillips

Wood Harris - Ace
Mekhi Phifer - Mitch
Kevin Carroll - Calvin
Esai Morales - Lulu
Chi McBride - Pip
Cam'ron - Rico
Remo Greene - Sonny
Cynthia Martells - Dora
Elise Neal - Aunt June
Regina Hall - Kiesha
Joyce Walker - Janet Woods (as Joyce Walker Joseph)
Ron C. Jones - Ice (as Ron Cephas Jones)
Nelson Tynes - Wedge
Karen Andrew - Cakes
Pedro Salvín - Columbian Man #1 (as Pedro Salvin)

Taglines: The American Dream... Their way.

Release Date: 25 October 2002

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Opening Weekend: $1,328,789 (USA) (27 October 2002) (268 Screens)

Gross: $3,042,188 (USA) (17 November 2002)

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Did You Know?

Based on the true story of Azie Faison Jr., Alberto Martinez and Richard Porter. The trio controlled much of the drug trade in New York City in the 1980's.

Ace: I got shot in the head, baby!

User Review

this one shines....

Rating: 10/10

I saw this one a while back in the end of 2001, and I was very interested as it was the true story of the drug game in the mid eighties. This movie is actually AZ's side of the story(AZ is Ace played by Wood Harris[Above The Rim, Remember The Titans, The wire]). well, it tells the story of drug kingpins AZ(Ace), Rich Porter(Mitch)and Alberto "Alpo" Martinez(Rico). Cam'ron really displays some actin' skills in his part as the trigger-happy, O-Dog reminiscent Rico("alpo"), Wood Harris gives a very different performance from his previous roles in Above The Rim and The Wire as the laid back Ace. but this one belonged to Mekhi Phifer(8-Mile, Clockers) as Mitch(Rich Porter) he really came out and busted out Rich to a "T"! the certain flare that was necessary was there... And havin' DJ Brucie B all in the movie really put the icing on the cake for a rugged street feel, VERY Authentic...

underrated movie - this needs to be seen



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