Always Outnumbered

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Always Outnumbered
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Directed by Michael Apted
Produced by Jeffrey Downer
Laurence Fishburne
Jonathon Ker
Jeanney Kim
Anne-Marie Mackay
Helen McCusker
Walter Mosley
Written by Walter Mosley
Based on Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned 
by Walter Mosley
Starring Laurence Fishburne
Music by Michael Franti
Cinematography John Bailey
Editing by Rick Shaine
Country United States
Language English
Original channel HBO
Release date
  • March 21, 1998 (1998-03-21)
Running time 104 minutes

Always Outnumbered is a television film based on the novel Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by author Walter Mosley. It first aired on pay television channel HBO in 1998.


The film stars Laurence Fishburne as aging ex-con Socrates Fortlow, who after a long incarceration, is trying hard to make a new life and to accept the regrets of his past. Meanwhile, he meets a young boy named Darryl, who witnessed a boy murdered by a friend of his. He also has to deal with his best friend's deteriorating health and finding work.


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