This HBO production is based on acclaimed mystery author Walter Mosley's book Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
, a series of short stories featuring Socrates Fortlow, an ex-con just trying to keep his head above water in south central Los Angeles. A fine screenplay by Mosley and a
terrific performance by star Laurence Fishburne make it a film that's not to be missed.
Socrates Fortlow (Laurence Fishburne)--or "Socko" as his friends call him--is an ex-convict living one step above homelessness. He tries to apply for a job in a white neighborhood, but the manager (Laurie Metcalf) repeatedly refuses to accept his application because he doesn't have a phone...