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Always Outnumbered (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 March 1998 (USA)
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An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of ... See full summary »

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A look at the life and struggles of ex-felon, Socrates Fortlow.

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Daniel Williams ...
Darryl
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Right Burke
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Iula Brown
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Halley Grimes
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Anton Crier
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Luvia
Bridgid Coulter ...
Corina M'Shalla
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Howard M'Shalla
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Wilfred
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Blackbird Wills
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Pegus
Jamaal Carter ...
Phillip
John Toles-Bey ...
Stoney Wiley
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Winnie M'Shalla
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An ex-con moves to L.A. to find work and creates a disturbance by fighting for a position. More importantly he touches the lives of many of his neighbors including an older man dying of cancer, a young married couple whose husband is too proud to accept a lesser position which causes strife with his wife, and a young boy on the verge of getting in trouble with street gangs. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In every man's soul hides a hero.

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Rated R for strong language, and some sexuality and violence | See all certifications »
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Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned  »

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The cap that Socrates wears throughout the movie reads "90291", the zip code corresponding to the Los Angeles suburb of Venice (roughly 15 miles west of where this movie takes place). The M'Shalla family moves to Venice at the end of the movie after Howard gets a job offer there. See more »

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Spin-off The Right Mistake See more »

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Play the Blues
Written by Byther Smith
Published by Happy Valley Music, BMI
Performed by Byther Smith
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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23 July 2000 | by (St. Louis, Mo) – See all my reviews

This is what I considered one on the more underrated films in our time.It doesn't happen very often where you actually take some type of a lesson from a film. This one was able to do just that.



This wasn't a movie about an angry black man who felt life owed him anything, it was just the opposite. It was about a man DOING something with his life after spending time in prison. Rather than being a drain on society, he worked for his money, and damn hard I must say. It didn't matter what he did to earn it, just as long as it was legal. He also was able to help a friend fill a void, another end his pain and help a child who needed guidance.



I know this movie was only fiction, but I wish our society were filled with people like Socrates.






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