Always Outnumbered

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned 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.

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
Always Outnumbered
Based onAlways Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
by Walter Mosley
Written byWalter Mosley
Directed byMichael Apted
StarringLaurence Fishburne
Theme music composerMichael Franti
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Jeffrey Downer
Laurence Fishburne
Jonathon Ker
Jeanney Kim
Anne-Marie Mackay
Helen McCusker
Walter Mosley
CinematographyJohn Bailey
Editor(s)Rick Shaine
Running time104 minutes
Original networkHBO
Original release
  • March 21, 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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