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Paid in Full (2002)

 -  Drama | Action | Crime  -  25 October 2002 (USA)
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A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

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Ace
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Mitch
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Calvin
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Lulu
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Pip
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Rico
Remo Greene ...
Sonny
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Dora
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Aunt June
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Kiesha
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Janet Woods (as Joyce Walker Joseph)
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Ice (as Ron Cephas Jones)
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Wedge
Karen Andrew ...
Cakes
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Columbian Man #1 (as Pedro Salvin)
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Storyline

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. Written by Ken Miller <wkmiller704@yahoo.com>

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The American Dream... Their way.

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Drama | Action | Crime

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some strong sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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25 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Die Strassen Harlems  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$25,657 (South Africa) (7 May 2004)

Gross:

$25,657 (South Africa) (7 May 2004)
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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. See more »

Goofs

When Mitch and Ace are talking in the red BMW if you look at the background as they are driving by you can see what appears to be a 90s model Ford Explorer and also a second generation Nissan Pathfinder in front of it. See more »

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Pip: Whooooo, that's a big ass bill.
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References Scarface (1932) See more »

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Better Way
Written by Gary Haase & Amira McNeil
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Why is this being compared to New Jack City?
11 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm trying to figure out why this movie is being compared to New Jack City? Paid if Full is about 3 real life teenagers who made the drug game in Harlem huge. Azie, Alpo, and Rich Porter weren't fictional characters. I gave this movie a 7 because a lot of their story was left out. To get the full story including interviews you must see 'Game Over'. I know that only so much can fit into a movie's 2.5 hr time frame but there were so many things in their story that was left completely out. In an interview I read that AZ did with a NY newspaper, he stated that he was not happy with how the movie came out because it was supposed to be a movie that did not glorify the drug game. http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/movies/n_7905/ --> the website with the interview. These movies don't compare at all. Just because they both mention Scarface and take place in NYC and because they involve the drug game does not make the movies comparable.


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