Paid in FullOctober 25, 2002
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
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
(as Joyce Walker Joseph)
Ron C. Jones
(as Ron Cephas Jones)
Columbian Man #1
(as Pedro Salvin)
The American Dream… Their way.
Release Date: 25 October 2002
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Opening Weekend: $1,328,789
(27 October 2002)
(17 November 2002)
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.
I got shot in the head, baby!
this one shines….
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