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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

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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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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Drama

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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

Tyrone: Fu, fu, fu, FUCK CALHOUN!
[Fellow inmates laugh and giggle in agreement]
Calhoun: [Door swings open fast, lights turn on] Everybody on their feet!
[Inmates do so]
Calhoun: [Goes to one inmate] Who wants to fuck Calhoun, you?
Inmate 1: No, No Sir.
Calhoun: [Goes to another inmate] You wanna fuck Calhoun?
Inmate 2: No Sir!
Calhoun: [Goes to Tyrone] How bout you? You wanna fuck Calhoun?
Tyrone: No Sir!
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Yo Playa
Written by T. Plough, M. Glove & E. Mous
Performed by DJ Polo featuring Mele Mel & Scorpio
Courtesy of Salmon Records
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This is a wonderful movie!
20 December 2001 | by (New) – See all my reviews

I am so glad that I stumbled upon "First Time Felon" ... it is wonderful! Based solely on the title, I probably would have passed it by, assuming it wouldn't be "my kind of movie". But from the very beginning, I was totally drawn into this factual drama and thoroughly enjoyed the entire film. It's a good, solid story, enhanced by superb acting and excellent direction. I highly recommend it for anyone!


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