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Harris, Wood

SKU: 031398174370

UPC 031398174370
Release Date 2013-09-24
Studio Miramax Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 98
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Set 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....[Phifer] is electric and true......Anchoring the film with quiet, awkward intensity is Wood Harris...Theatrical release: October 25, 2002
Cast Brett Ratner (Producer)
Vernon Reid (Composer)
Cam'ron (Star)
Regina Hall (Star)
Frank Fitzpatrick (Composer)
Jay Z (Producer)
Austin Phillips (Screenwriter)
Chi McBride (Star)
Damon Dash (Producer)
Elise Neal (Star)
Thulani Davis (Screenwriter)
Mekhi Phifer (Star)
Charles Stone (Director)
Paul Sarossy (Director of Photography)
Kevin Carroll (Star)
Azie Faison (Screenwriter)
Esai Morales (Star)
Matthew Cirulnick (Screenwriter)
Wood Harris (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Director commentary Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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