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First Time Felon (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Das Camp - Nur die Stärksten kommen durch  »

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Calhoun: One down. Seventeen to go.
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Down de Road
Written by Dion Parson
Performed by Marc Cary
Courtesy of Arabesque Recordings
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18 April 2000 | by (Glen Burnie, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This will be my first comment posting due to the fact that this is first time I felt the need to do so. I caught this movie somewhere towards the beginning and within 10 minutes it had pulled me in to the point where I could not step away. At first I thought it was going to be a "prison movie" but turned out to be so much more. When the boot camp sequence ended the movie just got better and better. Omar Epps was tremendous in this movie and actually had me caring about the character ,which never happens to me to the point that it did here. I felt that I was watching someones life story and not fiction,and it turned out I was right after signing on here. Omar made this movie very believable and I would recommend you see this movie. I will watch it again.


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