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Paper Soldiers (2002)

R | | Action, Comedy, Crime | June 2002 (USA)
A crew of thieves take an inept young upstart under their wings. Unfortunately, the crew itself isn't exactly a highly polished operation, and the crew's capers result in comic mishaps far more often than actual thefts.

Directors:

David Daniel, Damon Dash

Writers:

Brian Ash, Terrence Mosley (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Hart ... Shawn
Beanie Sigel Beanie Sigel ... Stu
Memphis Bleek ... Self
Jay-Z ... Self
Damon Dash ... Self
Stacey Dash ... Tamika
Jason Cerbone ... Mikey O.
Kamal Ahmed ... Shawn's Boss
Jacob Arabo ... Joshua Rosen (as Jacob 'The Jewler' Arabo)
Kevin Carroll ... Larry
Harold Cromer Harold Cromer ... Old Man (as Harold 'Stumpy' Cromer)
Mylika Davis Mylika Davis ... Nikko
James Dickson James Dickson ... Fat Man
Derron 'Smokey' Edington Derron 'Smokey' Edington ... Burtie
Glemny Espinal Glemny Espinal ... Stripper #1
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Storyline

Paper Soldiers follows an overeager burglar named Shawn (Kevin Hart) through the ups and downs of his short, stressful career. Already on parole but faced with the power being turned off and his child forced to eat nothing but cereal, Shawn convinces an older thief (Derrick "Capone" Lee) to train him. He soon finds himself caught between his angry girlfriend (Tiffany Withers), his incompetent would-be-criminal friends, and a neighborhood sociopath with a hair-trigger temper (Beanie Sigel). Written by anthonybarnett10

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Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexuality/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Kevin Hart's feature film debut. See more »

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FLAME ME NOW for this comment - Use of F&** and Nig***
23 February 2006 | by sutcalSee all my reviews

I would be interested in anyone elses view of the frequency of profanity in this movie.

I found it difficult to enjoy purely due to the excessive use of language.

I do not recall (and have rated close to 1500 movies on here) any movie where the F word or the Nig*** word has been used so frequently. I would not be kidding if I said each would have to have been used close to 100 times during the movie.

Realising that the movie is a gheto movie (comedy they call it here), I did not find it amusing at all.


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