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First Time Felon (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  6 September 1997 (USA)
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Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Greg Yance
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Calhoun
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McBride
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Tyrone (as Treach)
Justin Pierce ...
Eddie
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Sharon
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Pookie (as Jo. D. Jónz)
Badja Djola ...
Disciple Leader
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Robin Michelle McClamb ...
Greg's Mother (as Robin Vaughn)
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Hogan
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Laverne
Kristen Jones ...
Crystal
Byron Altman ...
Pookie's Killer
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Johnny the Farmer
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Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than he thought it would be. He braves it through and comes home a better man. He then has to deal with the real world, and never gives up no matter what the odds. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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There's his way or the hard way. One guard. One inmate. One chance for redemption.

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Rated R for strong language, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »
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6 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Calhoun: You wear white because you are ghosts. Ghosts do not exist.
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Hey Baby
Written & Performed by Greg Charley for Yelrahc Recordings
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25 March 2012 | by (Monaco) – See all my reviews

Nothing special. A lot better could and should have been made out of a probably very interesting true story.

This made-for-TV movie has it's good times when it is rather powerful (especially the beginning) but then it loses itself as it describes the boot camp (everybody is so good and understanding...) and is overly simplistic towards the end by portraying "the cruel world that will not take a miraculously (in 3-4 months of boot camp) redeemed ex-criminal. Talk about politically correct...

Overall, the acting, directing, cinematography, script, etc., same as the whole movie, average to below average.


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