Always Outnumbered

Always Outnumbered (1998)

In every man's soul hides a hero.

  • Genre: Drama, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1998-03-21
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 21 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Palomar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Michael Apted
star 6.3/10
From 21 Ratings


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.

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  • Laurence Fishburne

    as Socrates Fortlow
  • Daniel Williams

    as Darryl
  • Bill Cobbs

    as Right Burke
  • Natalie Cole

    as Iula Brown
  • Laurie Metcalf

    as Halley Grimes
  • Cicely Tyson

    as Luvia
  • Bridgid Coulter

    as Corina M'Shalla
  • Bill Nunn

    as Howard M'Shalla
  • Isaiah Washington

    as Wilfred
  • Bill Duke

    as Blackbird Wills
  • Kevin Carroll

    as Pegus
  • Jamaal Carter

    as Phillip
  • John Toles-Bey

    as Stoney Wiley
  • Brooke Marie Bridges

    as Winnie M'Shalla
  • John Gavigan

    as Mr. Keene
  • Sammi Rotibi

    as Marlow Bitta
  • Art Evans

    as Markham Peale
  • Danny Goldring

    as Parker
  • Dan Martin

    as Weems
  • Paula Jai Parker

    as Melodie
  • Vonte Sweet

    as Shep Fegel
  • Kelvin Garvanne

    as Lover
  • Crystal LaPrie

    as Lover
  • Mykel Taylor

    as Felix Waldron Wallace
  • Mary-Michelle Trinity

    as Mrs. Wallace
  • Erika LaVonn

    as Charla
  • John Wesley

    as Store Manager
  • John Cothran

    as Man In Community Center
  • Sonya Haynes

    as Defoe
  • Greg Bird

    as Domino Player #1
  • Norman D. Wilson

    as Domino Player #2
  • Regan Forman

    as Telephonist
  • Zaid Farid

    as Bus Driver
  • Darren O'Bannon

    as Leroy Wade
  • Maurice Blake

    as Posse Member
  • Lawrence Hales

    as Posse Member
  • David Gramling

    as Posse Member
  • Dirk Vahle

    as Helicopter Pilot
  • Alan Wilder

    as Anton Crier
Directing Michael Apted Director
Production Jeffrey Downer Producer
Production Laurence Fishburne Executive Producer
Production Jonathon Ker Producer
Production Jeanney Kim Producer
Production Anne-Marie Mackay Producer
Production Helen McCusker Producer
Production Walter Mosley Executive Producer
Sound Michael Franti Music
Editing Rick Shaine Editor
Production John Brace Casting
Production Linda Lowy Casting
Art Keith Brian Burns Production Design
Costume & Make-Up K-Bobby Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Klexius Kolby Makeup Artist
Crew Judith Blume Post Production Supervisor
Production Skot Bright Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Jane Nerlinger Evans Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Jack L. Murray Production Supervisor
Art Ashley Burnham Assistant Art Director
Art Tomas Sallvin Construction Foreman
Art Mike Wells Construction Coordinator
Sound Robert Janiger Sound Engineer
Sound Gary Krause Sound Effects Editor
Sound Eric A. Norris Sound Effects Editor
Sound Adam Sawelson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Taylor Supervising Sound Editor
Camera R. Michael Stringer Grip
Camera Richard Turner Camera Operator
Editing Lucyna Wojciechowski First Assistant Editor
Sound Joshua Winget Music Editor
Crew Jim Chesney Transportation Coordinator
Production Susan J. Bonno-Buckner Production Accountant
Directing Benita Brazier Script Supervisor
Production Kathy Edwards Production Accountant
Art Robert Foulkes Location Scout
Production Kevin Halloran Location Manager
Crew Michael Kehoe Craft Service
Production Dalia Nissim Production Accountant
Camera Bob Greene Still Photographer
Writing Walter Mosley Novel
Writing Walter Mosley Teleplay
Camera John Bailey Director of Photography
Art Chris Ubick Property Master