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 »
Ex-con attempting to go straight runs accross serious problems. His girlfriend gets arrested for dealing crack to an undercover police officer. In a desperate attempt to get the charges ... See full summary »
William James Stiggers Jr.,
Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to ... See full summary »
Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Ted, his girlfriend Jo, and his brother Johnny are small-time robbers in Montreal. The brothers spend their time watching TV, while Jo rereads Leonard Cohen's novel "Beautiful Losers" and ... See full summary »
In the spirit of "Of Mice and Men," John Leguizamo stars in his most dramatic role to date as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks ... See full summary »
Just another typical day in the life of a shooter. Not one person in this fine neighborhood is willing to come forward with any clues as to the identity of the killer of an innocent little ... See full summary »
Louis Gossett Jr.,
Charles S. Dutton,
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Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton,
Rookie officer Jeff Cole works his way up the ladder as an undercover officer. He goes undercover into a large drug empire run by a man who calls him self God. Acting as J. Reid, Cole works... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fu, fu, fu, FUCK CALHOUN!
[Fellow inmates laugh and giggle in agreement]
[Door swings open fast, lights turn on]
Everybody on their feet!
[Inmates do so]
[Goes to one inmate]
Who wants to fuck Calhoun, you?
No, No Sir.
[Goes to another inmate]
You wanna fuck Calhoun?
[Goes to Tyrone]
How bout you? You wanna fuck Calhoun?
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Down de Road
Written by Dion Parson
Performed by Marc Cary
Courtesy of Arabesque Recordings See more »
A movie provides entertainment,FTF told a real story realistically. I missed the beginning credits so didn't know what it was about till I saw Epps and knew it couldn't be something ordinary.
First Time Felon doesn't rush along because its' story isn't one to be rushed, critics call it slow, I call it insightful.
The hood trying to give up his "hood" has a tough time because he's become a fencesitter in the eyes of all. He's not accepted by society for being honest about his conviction neither is he one of the boys because he's seen the end of that road and this is depicted harshly when Pookie is blown away right next to him, that could have been him and for a minute his own existence was in the balance.
Greg Yance's story is deeply moving in an "it could happen to you" kind of way and you get pulled in like one of the comments said, it holds you right through and I found myself rooting for Yance when he hit the streets again and again, his Mum's support was instrumental in keeping him going,I didn't find it mushy in the least.
Omar Epps is a multi talented actor who delivers every time. This is one of his finest performances till date.
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