First Time Felon

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Charles S. Dutton
Production: HBO Video
  2 nominations.
110 min

telling you to do pushups.

Like the army. What's wrong with that?

lt'll give you discipline.

l don't want my son

to go through five years of this.

You get through that boot camp

and you come home!

Boss Dog!


-What's up, player?

-What's new, partner?

-All right. What you get, man?


l got five years.

Or this here boot camp shit.


l heard some shit about that boot camp.

Redneck Ku Klux Klan motherfuckers.

Tell you to eat your own shit,

you got to do it.

Shit, dog...

...l don't know if l wanna become

the type of n*gger l gotta be... try to survive up in this bitch

for five years.

-What up, King?

-Hey, baby, what's up?

-What's up, dog?

-What's happening?

l'm out.


-How's you out and we in?

-Shit, n*gger, l paid my lawyer.

See, the key to this shit

is having a good lawyer.

l give him a little something each month,

even if l'm not arrested.

What happened to

all that motherfucking money y'all made?

How many times l told y'all

you got to save your money?

Now this shit here is the consequences

of the motherfucking game.

Now you gotta deal with it.

Let me tell y'all something, both of you.

Keep your motherfucking mouth shut.

All right, l'm outta here.

-All right, King.

-All right, player.

That there's a slick-ass n*gger.

l didn't qualify for no boot camp.

l got that prior, man.

Them ugly-ass sneakers?

l told you to leave them shits in the store,

you stupid-ass n*gger, man.

What you said about doing shit

you don't wanna do up in here to survive?

l'm gonna have to do 'em, boss.

l got five years, no parole.

Won't be no boot camp for me, man.

Peter Jackson?


-Let's go!

-All right, player, stay up.

-You do what you got to do now.


You're dead, motherfucker!

-F*ck you, bitch-ass n*gger.

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Daniel Therriault

Daniel Therriault (born 1953) is an American playwright, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the stage play Battery and the HBO films First Time Felon and Witness Protection. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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