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But you won't... (5.20)

Chuck: I may have to lay down to him, get out of the race.

Bobby: Always outnumbered. Always outgunned. As Mosley said it best. That's the state of play for guys like us. That's what we need to get us up with the sun. You can't quit.

Chuck: All I have to do is say the words.

Bobby: But you won't.

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned is a 1997 crime novel by Walter Mosley. The book follows the trials and travails of an ex-convict Socrates Fortlow who lives in a tough Los Angeles neighborhood and struggles to stay on the path of righteousness. Always Outnumbered – 1998 television movie directed by Michael Apted, starring Laurence Fishburne as Socrates.

Walter Ellis Mosley (born January 12, 1952) is an American novelist, most widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; they are perhaps his most popular works.