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Always Outnumbered (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Williams ...
Right Burke
Iula Brown
Halley Grimes
Anton Crier
Bridgid Coulter ...
Corina M'Shalla
Howard M'Shalla
Blackbird Wills
Jamaal Carter ...
John Toles-Bey ...
Stoney Wiley
Winnie M'Shalla


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 <>

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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 »




Release Date:

21 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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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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I was very impressed with this movie
6 August 2002 | by (michigan) – See all my reviews

This was a strange yet very rewarding movie you learned form the characters , about pride and helplessness and survival..I have watched this movie more than once I found the character very compelling, I recomend it highly

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