15 certificateFirst Time Felon is a Film programme that first aired in 1997 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

First Time Felon is a 4 star programme



First Time Felon (1997)

Directed by
Charles S. Dutton

Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance.

In this brilliant TV movie, Yance (Omar Epps) is a young delinquent who goes to jail for the possession of drugs.

During his sentenceing, Yance is given an opportunity, and choice. He is given the choice of 5 years in jail or just a couple of months in a boot camp.

Of course he chooses boot camp, thinking that it will be some form of holiday and then when finished he can return to his hood and his old ways.

However he soon finds out that it is a lot tougher than he thought it would be. He braves it through and comes home a better man.

Now home, he has to deal with the real world, his old friends, acquaintences and the haunting of his old ways, yet he never gives up no matter what the odds are that are thrown his way.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1997

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

Made for TV


Image for Omar EppsOmar Epps...Greg Yance
Delroy Lindo...Calhoun
Image for Rachel TicotinRachel Ticotin...McBride
Anthony 'Treach' Criss...Tyrone
Justin Pierce...Eddie
Lucinda Jenney...Sharon
Jo D. Jonz...Pookie
Badja Djola...Disciple Leader
William Forsythe...Sorley
Robin Michelle McClamb...Greg's Mother
Tom Nowicki...Hogan
Sandra 'Pepa' Denton...Laverne
Kristen Jones...Crystal
Byron Altman...Pookie's Killer
Ed Grady...Johnny the Farmer