Always Outnumbered (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 21, 1998 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

Michael Apted (Gorillas in the Mist) directed this Walter Mosley script adaptation of Mosley's short story collection, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. Ex-con Socrates Fortlow (Laurence Fishburne) returns to L.A., looks for work, becomes friends with Right Burke (Bill Cobbs), is told he's too old for a construction job, helps youngster Darryl (Daniel Williams), and romances cafe-owner Iula Brown (Natalie Cole). Socrates provides a moral uplift to the neighborhood, while Burke's voiceover narration has a Sunset Boulevard twist. The TV movie premiered March 21, 1998 on HBO.

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going-straight, ex-convict, cafe-owner, hope, neighborhood, redemption