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Always Outnumbered

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Always Outnumbered

Always Outnumbered
Based on Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned 
by Walter Mosley
Written by Walter Mosley
Directed by Michael Apted
Starring Laurence Fishburne
Theme music composer Michael Franti
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Jeffrey Downer
Laurence Fishburne
Jonathon Ker
Jeanney Kim
Anne-Marie Mackay
Helen McCusker
Walter Mosley
Editor(s) Rick Shaine
Cinematography John Bailey
Running time 104 minutes
Original channel HBO
Original release
  • March 21, 1998 (1998-03-21)

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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