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Paid in Full (2002)

R  |   |  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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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Die Strassen Harlems  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,328,789 (USA) (25 October 2002)

Gross:

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

Six people were actually held prisoner in the scene where Ace and a friend were bundled into the apartment by Calvin's accomplices who demanded the combination. All six were shot in the head when the extortion attempt failed and three died, including Faison's aunt. The real life Calvin, Kevin Clark was not murdered in a revenge killing by Rico, as is depicted in the film. Kevin Clark and his accomplices, Ronald Timmons and Henry Bolden were all arrested soon after the incident and are serving 112 years - to life sentences. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Ace: I got shot in the head, baby!
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References Scarface (1932) See more »

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The Right to Fight
Written by Winston Rosa, Adriano Melendez, Geoanni DeLarosa & Rafael Vargas
(Rice Boy Music ASCAP/Rebekah M. Music ASCAP)
Performed by La Cosa Nostra
Courtesy of ACM Records
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Wow, what a great film!!!
3 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was scanning through the channels one night and stopped on this film. Man, was I glad. It's nice to see the filmmakers trust the audience and their film by not cluttering up scenes with music. The silence was golden. Great direction, great acting and great music! I could tell this was based on a true story. It was so edgy and gritty it could not have been made up. The hardest part of making a true story work is keeping it real, they did that. I recognized all the actors, some one needs to hire Cam'ron he was great. I don't think you can compare this with New Jack City, I liked New Jack City but it was allot softer the Paid In Full. I could feel the tension in some of the scenes, it was powerful. I might buy this one.


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