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First Time Felon (1997)

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)
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Eddie
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Sharon
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Pookie (as Jo. D. Jónz)
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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 (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)
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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Das Camp - Nur die Stärksten kommen durch  »

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1.33 : 1
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Is the true story of Greg Yance. See more »

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Calhoun: You know you're the enemy, Yance. Oh, you don't know that, do you? I bet your black ass doesn't even know there's a war going on. I'm not talking about the war on crime and drugs, I'm talking about the war between black people and niggers. And that's what you are, Yance. You a motherfucking nigger. Let me tell you something. God... I *hate* niggers, but I love black people. Honest, hard-working, law-abiding black people. Niggers like you, you make me sick. It's no problem for a nigger to get ...
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Down de Road
Written by Dion Parson
Performed by Marc Cary
Courtesy of Arabesque Recordings
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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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