Always Outnumbered (1998)

Mar 21, 1998 | Drama, Made for TV

Director: Michael Apted

Writer(s): Walter Mosley (book “Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned”) and teleplay

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Daniel Williams, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Alan Wilder, Cicely Tyson, Bridgid Coulter, Bill Nunn, Isaiah Washington, Bill Duke, Kevin Carroll, Jamaal Carter, John Toles-Bey, Brooke Marie Bridges, John Gavigan, Perry Moore, Sammi Rotibi, Art Evans, Danny Goldring, Dan Martin, Paula Jai Parker, Vonte Sweet, Kelvin Garvanne, Crystal LaPrie, Mykel Taylor, Mary-Michelle Trinity, Erika LaVonn, John Wesley, John Cothran, Sonya Haynes, Greg Bird, Norman D. Wilson, Regan Forman, Zaid Farid, Darren O’Bannon, Maurice Blake, Lawrence Hales, David Gramling, Jason Young, Dana Kristen Vahle, Mary Ann Schmidt

Synopsis: Socrates Fortlow (Laurence Fishburne) has just finished a stint in prison and settles into a new life in Los Angeles. Determined to live on the straight and narrow, Socrates looks for work but finds himself competing with younger, stronger men for menial jobs. He befriends his elderly neighbor, Right Burke (Bill Cobbs), and tries to help Darryl (Daniel Williams), a young boy in danger of ending up in prison. Socrates also starts a relationship with Iula (Natalie Cole) that quickly turns serious.

Release Date: March 21, 1998 (USA)| Length: 104 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong language, and some sexuality and violence.

Note: Also known as “Always Outnumbered Always Outgunned”.