Paid in Full


1h 33m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Set in the mid 1980s, Ace is a Harlem kid working in a dry cleaning store and trying to stay on the straight-and-narrow path. The harder Ace works for his modest salary, the harder he finds it to watch his drug-dealing friends, especially his best friend Mitch, come around draped in pricey cars, fur

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Set in the mid 1980s, Ace is a Harlem kid working in a dry cleaning store and trying to stay on the straight-and-narrow path. The harder Ace works for his modest salary, the harder he finds it to watch his drug-dealing friends, especially his best friend Mitch, come around draped in pricey cars, furs, gold chains and women. Taking their cues from their favorite move, "Scarface," these hustlers live loud, dangerous, colorful lives and project an aura of power and respect that makes them the toast of Harlem. So when destiny seems to drop a rock of cocaine in Ace's lap, he decides to enter the drug trade, but on his own terms: he wants to do it low-key and all business. He connects with a mysterious distributor named Lulu and quickly develops the ways of a shrewd entrepreneur. When Mitch is suddenly sent to jail, Ace becomes the heir apparent to his kingdom. Soon, he has built a multi-million dollar empire while staying below the radar of law enforcement and rival dealers. Ace is flying high, but he's about to take a tremendous fall as Mitch hits the street again with his new partner Rico and the furor that surrounds them sparks an all-out war for territory.

Crew

Maher Ahmad

Production Designer

Cnedra Al'thor

Accountant

Roy T Anderson

Stunt Coordinator

William Arnot

Steadicam Operator

Steve Baine

Foley Artist

Carline Balan

Assistant

Pattie Barbosa

Wardrobe Supervisor

Kerry Barden

Casting

Stephen Barden

Supervising Sound Editor

Eric Barrier

Song

Todd Beckett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jesse Berdinka

Executive Producer

Jay Black

Creative Consultant

Jennifer A Blum

Assistant

Heather Blurton

Costumer

Jerry Borris

Best Boy Electric

Sean Bourdeau

Best Boy Grip

Patricia Bowers

Editor

Andrea Boyd

Unit Production Manager

Samantha Brown

Other

Pete Bucossi

Stunt Coordinator

Kenneth J Burke

Best Boy Grip

Mitchell Buroker

Post-Production Supervisor

Jeff Butcher

Property Master

Johnny Cake

Hair

Brian Carson

Scenic Artist

Anthony Carvalino

Craft Service

Matt Cirulnick

Screenplay

Robert Cochrane

Dolly Grip

Phil Collins

Song

Robin D. Cook

Casting

Camille Cruse

Assistant

Suzette Daigle

Costume Designer

Damon Dash

Producer

Robyn J. Davis

Production Coordinator

Thulani Davis

Screenplay

Lee De Lang

Sound Effects Editor

Mike Delaney

Gaffer

Shuba Descupta

Special Effects

Rich Dickerson

Music Supervisor

David Divenanzo

Transportation Captain

Keith Elliott

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Richard Emerson

Key Grip

Steven Essam

Set Decorator

Avra Fein

Assistant Director

Carlene Ferguson

Consultant

Nelson Ferreira

Dialogue Editor

John B Finn

Post-Production Accountant

Ron Finn

Music Editor

Frank Fitzpatrick

Music Composer

Frank Fitzpatrick

Music Producer

Carrie Fix

Assistant Director

James Flatto

Music Editor

Clarence Ford

Choreographer

John Fumo

Soloist

Anita Gibson

Makeup Artist

Brandt Gordon

Art Director

Brian Gray

Rigging Electrician

Joseph Gray

Rigging Electrician

Callum Greene

Unit Production Manager

Marni Grossman

Photography

Elizabeth Gruszka

Makeup Artist

Shawn Hamilton

Post-Production Accountant

Michele Harney

Costume Supervisor

Lisa Hazell

Hair Stylist

Jamie Hector

Other

Mark Anthony Henry

Other

Robert Herring

Key Rigging Grip

Chris Hinton

Color Timer

Ron Hobbs

Storyboard Artist

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Charles R Hunt

Sound Mixer

Shari Schwartz Johanson

Music Editor

Etheline Joseph

Hair Stylist

Tony Kenny

Special Effects

Kathleen King

Boom Operator

David Knox

Camera Operator

Gabor Kover

Camera Operator

Lisle Leete

Score Recording

Lisle Leete

Music Scoring Mixer

Joe Libanio

On-Set Dresser

Ao Loo

Sound Mixer

Paul Marshall

Driver

Jonathan Matthews

Location Manager

Robert Mcgavin

Best Boy Electric

Joe Mclean

Carpenter

Fred Mendelson

Construction Coordinator

Gigi Meroni

Music Producer

Gigi Meroni

Music

Keith Murphy

Steadicam Operator

Orest Muz

Transportation Captain

Michael Nelson

Hair

Carol Nesker

Tutor

Lisa Niedenthal

Coproducer

Khalida Outlaw

Other

David Owen

Gaffer

Bill Pankow

Editor

David James Parker

Song

Brian Patrick

On-Set Dresser

Carol Pears

Script Supervisor

George Pelecanos

Other

Rudy Pelikan

Carpenter

Cha-ka Pilgrim

Associate Producer

Kobie Powerr

Other

Thomas J. Prate

Key Grip

Jill Purdy

Adr Editor

Brett Ratner

Producer

Vernon Reid

Music Composer

Mark Rice

Special Effects

Shawn Richardz

Other

Bruce Robinson

Music Supervisor

Ron Rotholz

Executive Producer

Michael Ruggles

Rigging Grip

Paul Sarossy

Director Of Photography

Corinna Schmitt-porsia

Production Coordinator

David Schulhof

Music Supervisor

Audy Sennon

Other

Kieran Shea

Location Manager

Evan Siegel

Transportation Coordinator

Manny Siverio

Stunt Coordinator

Suzanne Smith

Casting

Dean Stewart

Special Effects

Beverly Sutton

Production Coordinator

Michael Taylor

Script Supervisor

Al Thompson

Other

Doug Torres

Assistant Director

Samara Truster

Assistant

David Vaughan

Assistant Director

Elizabeth Verghese

Post-Production Accountant

Jeff Ward

Stunt Coordinator

Abram Waterhouse

Costume Designer

Madeleine Wazana-meredith

Production Accountant

Keri Weisblum

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark Willis

Camera Operator

Hugh Young

Generator Operator

Stewart Young

Assistant Director

Alan Zielonko

Boom Operator

Tara Ziemba

Craft Service

Harriet S. Zucker

Set Decorator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States August 2002

Released in United States Fall October 25, 2002

Released in United States on Video April 8, 2003

Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival August 7-11, 2002.

Feature directorial debut for commercial director Charles Stone III, who is best known for his Budweiser "Whassup" ads.

Released in United States on Video April 8, 2003

Released in United States August 2002 (Shown at Urbanworld Film Festival August 7-11, 2002.)

Released in United States Fall October 25, 2002