Year: 2002
USA: Dimension Films
Cast: Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Carroll, Esai Morales, Cam'ron, Chi McBride, Elise Neal, Regina Hall, Jonas Chernick, Hakan Coskuner, Derrick Simmons, Michael Stevens, Nelson Tynes
Director: Charles Stone III
Country: USA
USA: 133 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, pervasive language, some strong sexuality and drug content
USA Release Date: 25 October 2002 (Limited Release)


Set in Harlem, New York in the mid 1980's, Ace (Wood Harris) works at a dry cleaners and dreams of being able to afford the luxury lifestyle he sees his friends - Mitch (Mekhi Phifer) and Calvin (Kevin Carroll) - have when he does their laundry. Temptation gets the better of Ace when on a laundry delivery he meets Lulu (Esai Morales) who also exudes wealth. Ace is rapidly drawn into drug dealing and blinded by the high financial rewards and power that go with it. But as his family and friends become victims of his success it dawns on him that his current way of life will come at a price - one he has to decide whether it is worth paying the high price for.