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The American Dream... Their way.
|Stuck in a nowhere job, Ace (Wood Harris) is a restless teenager who envies the expensive cars, flashy clothes, and high-rolling lifestyle of his drug-dealing friends. Then when he sees his chance, Ace makes the move that suddenly changes his life! Drawn by the seductive lure of easy money in the illicit Harlem underground, he uses his skills to quickly take control of the streets and seize all the power that comes with it!|
"The direction has a fluid, no-nonsense authority, and the performances by Harris, Phifer and Cam'ron seal the deal. Desson Howe, The Journal News
"Rings true, from the smooth dialogue to the unaffected performances of the central actors. Megan Turner, New York Post
Editor's NoteSet in the early 1980s, this entry in the African-American urban gangster genre puts character development in the front seat for a change as it rolls through the Harlem streets on its usual rise-and-fall route. Ace (Wood Harris) starts out a laundry delivery guy, but thanks to a chance encounter with a Latin coke dealer (Esai Morales), he quickly works his way to the top of a drug empire. Mitch (Mekhi Phifer) is his more extroverted, colorful pal, the "born hustler" whose bravado hides a tragic family life. For a while the money just keeps rolling in and everyone's happy, but then comes the inevitable turn to tragedy, heralded by the arrival of the brash, trigger-happy Rico (rapper Cam'ron in his screen debut). A sensitive script and moody direction by Charles Stone III allows PAID IN FULL to sidestep a lot of the cliched glamour of similar films. The violence is realistically depicted, and the ultimate emptiness and paranoia of the lifestyle is allowed to manifest slowly through a nice, low-key performance by Harris. Roc-a-Fella mogul Damon Dash produced, based on the true story of Harlem drug lords he remembers from his childhood, one of whom even served as a technical advisor.
Cast & Crew
|Paul Sarossy - Cinematographer|
|Charles Stone III - Director|
|Bill Pankow - Editor|
|Patricia Bowers - Editor|
|Damon Dash - Producer|
|Brett Rotholz - Producer|
|Shawn Carter - Producer|
|Maher Ahmad - Production Designer|
|Matthew Cirulnick - Screenplay|
|Thulani Davis - Screenplay|
Independent Spirit (2003)
|Charles Stone III, Nominee, Independent Spirit Award|