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Always Outnumbered (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne
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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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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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21 March 1998 (USA)  »

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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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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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Simply Brilliant
5 September 2004 | by (the denver area) – See all my reviews

A beautiful piece of cinema - don't be put off by the fact that it's listed as a television production - it has more heart and soul and craftsmanship than any fifty contemporary Hollywood films. Fishburne's portrayal of this very intricate character is one of the great male screen performances of his generation. I'll confess that I had more than a few tears rolling down my cheeks at the end of the film. Once again ignoring exceptional small-scale work, the Academy Awards and movie media in general proved themselves to be so much debilitating, meaningless, commercial rubbish by ignoring it. Resist the dumbing down of America and support films like this and, for example, "The Station Agent."


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