First Time Felon

First Time Felon (1997)

There's his way or the hard way. One guard. One inmate. One chance for redemption.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1997-09-06
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 16 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Spring Creek Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Charles S. Dutton
star 6.6/10
From 16 Ratings


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.

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  • Omar Epps

    as Greg Yance
  • Delroy Lindo

    as Calhoun
  • Rachel Ticotin

    as McBride
  • Treach

    as Tyrone (as Treach)
  • Justin Pierce

    as Eddie
  • Lucinda Jenney

    as Sharon
  • Robin Michelle McClamb

    as Greg's Mother (as Robin Vaughn)
  • Tom Nowicki

    as Hogan
  • Sandra 'Pepa' Denton

    as Laverne
Writing Daniel Therriault Screenplay
Directing Charles S. Dutton Director
Art Sean Everett Property Master