First Time Felon

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First Time Felon
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Directed by Charles S. Dutton
Produced by Len Amato
Written by Daniel Therriault
Starring Omar Epps, Delroy Lindo
Music by Joseph Vitarelli
Cinematography Jeffrey Jur
Spring Creek Productions
HBO Films
Distributed by HBO
Release date
  • 1997 (1997)
CountryUnited States
Language English

First Time Felon is a 1997 drama film starring Omar Epps. [1]



A young inexperienced drug dealer and Vice Lords gang member, Greg Yance (Omar Epps) is nabbed for drugs in his home town of Chicago. Because of Yance having five grams of drugs under his belt at the time of arrest, he is facing a five-year prison sentence with no parole for drug trafficking. Because it is his first offense, he is offered an alternate sentence of 120 days in an intensive boot camp.

Throughout the boot camp, an experienced drill sergeant, Sergeant Calhoun (Delroy Lindo) continues pressuring Yance to follow through with the camp, in lieu of the prison sentence and to make sure he doesn't end up back in jail again. Sergeant Calhoun's brutal methods breed resentment in Yance and other inmates. [2]


Filming Details

Filmed in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Filmed also in Cincinnati Ohio and Jacksonville Florida

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