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Paid in full - Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Carroll, Charles Stone III

Threat advisory: Under evaluation

Movie propaganda

The American Dream... their way.

Harlem, New York, 1986. From behind the counter of the dry cleaner where he works, Ace (Wood Harris) longingly covets the expensive cars and flashy clothes of his friends, Mitch (Mekhi Phifer) and Calvin (Kevin Carroll). But with a chance encounter, Ace's world is about to dramatically change. On a routine laundry drop-off, Ace meets Lulu (Esai Morales), whose apartment and elaborate jewellery hint at a life of luxury. Ace is quickly lured into the seductive world of drug dealing, where the easy money affords him a position of power in the illicit underworld. But as his friends and family become pawns and victims, Ace realises that he must pay a high price for his growing success.

Persons of interest

  • 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 Jane
  • Regina Hall .... Keisha
  • Joyce Walker Joseph .... Janet Woods
  • Ron Cephas Jones .... Ice
  • Nelson Tynes .... Wedge
  • Karen Andrew .... Cakes
  • Azie Faison Junior .... Screenwriter
  • Austin Phillips .... Screenwriter
  • Matthew Cirulnick .... Screenwriter
  • Thulani Davis .... Screenwriter
  • Charles Stone III .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Paid in full official movie site
  • Paid in full movie trailers:
    • QuickTime
  • Awards and film festivals:
    • Independent Spirit Awards 2003: Nomination: Best First Feature (Charles Stone III)
  • Studios and distributors:

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Languages: English, German, Italian
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1)
  • Special features:
    • Commentary
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, English captions, English closed captions, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (High level violence, medium level sex scene, medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

94 minutes (1:34 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2004
DVD rental: 15 September 2004
VHS rental: 15 September 2004
DVD retail: 12 January 2005

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