R| 1 hr. 48 min.
Socrates Fortlow (Laurence Fishburne) has just finished a stint in prison and settles into a new life in Los Angeles. Determined to live on the straight and narrow, Socrates looks for work but finds himself competing with younger, stronger men for menial jobs. He befriends his elderly neighbor, Right Burke (Bill Cobbs), and tries to help Darryl (Daniel Williams), a young boy in danger of ending up in prison. Socrates also starts a relationship with Iula (Natalie Cole) that quickly turns serious.
Director: Michael Apted