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First Time Felon (1997)

R
TV Movie | 110 min | Drama

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 ...See moreInspired 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 See less
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Jaki Brown (as Jaki Brown-Karman) | Robyn M. Mitchell
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Updated Sep 6, 1997

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Sep 6, 1997 (United States)

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Omar Epps
Greg Yance Greg Yance   See fewer
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Delroy Lindo
Calhoun Calhoun   See fewer
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Rachel Ticotin
McBride McBride   See fewer
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Anthony 'Treach' Criss
Tyrone (as Treach) Tyrone (as Treach)   See fewer
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Jo D. Jonz
Pookie (as Jo. D. Jónz) Pookie (as Jo. D. Jónz)   See fewer
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Badja Djola
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Robin Michelle McClamb
Greg's Mother (as Robin Vaughn) Greg's Mother (as Robin Vaughn)   See fewer
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Pepa
Laverne (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton) Laverne (as Sandra 'Pepa' Denton)   See fewer
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Kristen Jones
Crystal Crystal   See fewer
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Byron Altman
Pookie's Killer Pookie's Killer   See fewer
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Ed Grady
Johnny the Farmer Johnny the Farmer   See fewer
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Deborah Hobart
Annie Hill Annie Hill   See fewer
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Sahr Ngaujah
Smiling Inmate (as Michael Ngaujah) Smiling Inmate (as Michael Ngaujah)   See fewer
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Roger Ranney
Guardsman Jones Guardsman Jones   See fewer
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Tom Kouchalakos
Public Defender Public Defender   See fewer
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Derrick L. McMillon
Disciple Rep (as Derrick McMillon) Disciple Rep (as Derrick McMillon)   See fewer
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Lou Walker
Hotel Manager Hotel Manager   See fewer
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Dennis Neal
Prison Guard #1 Prison Guard #1   See fewer
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Drew Palmer
Prison Guard #2 Prison Guard #2   See fewer
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Lee Perkins
Prison Guard #3 Prison Guard #3   See fewer
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Dottie Healy
Employment Agent #1 Employment Agent #1   See fewer
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Susan Rogers Peters
Employment Agent #2 Employment Agent #2   See fewer
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Jade Jenise Dixon
Girlfriend (as Jade Dixon) Girlfriend (as Jade Dixon)   See fewer
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Stephen Fulton
Homeboy Satan Homeboy Satan   See fewer
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Kevin Sibley
Homeboy Homeboy   See fewer
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Greg Yance
Drag Racer Drag Racer   See fewer
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Gina Bolton
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Terry L. Fields
Teacher Teacher   See fewer
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Gabie Chavis
Girl with Corn Rows Girl with Corn Rows   See fewer
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Elizabeth Fendrick
Mother in Truck Leaving Town Mother in Truck Leaving Town   See fewer
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Aquarius Jefferson
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Xavier Hayes
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Mark Lee
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Travis Hood
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Henry Porter
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Derrick Graham
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Rhynell Brumfield
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Michael Stokes
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Yusuf Mosley
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Eli T. Peña
Boot Camp (as Eli Pena) Boot Camp (as Eli Pena)   See fewer
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Will Alston
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Chris Williams
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Angel Santos
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Joe Crosby
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Randall Rodriguez
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Tim Philpot
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Sarah Howell
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Chase Kennedy
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Jeffery Lamberth
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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David Halsey
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Joe Wiggins
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Freddie Walker
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Christi Barli
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Bernard Merrill
Boot Camp Boot Camp   See fewer
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Greg Davis Jr.
Actor (as Gregory D. Davis II) Actor (as Gregory D. Davis II)   See fewer
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Charles S. Dutton
Inmate (uncredited) Inmate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clifton Powell
King (uncredited) King (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Wayne Thomas
Greg's Neighbor (uncredited) Greg's Neighbor (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 1,192 votes