First Time Felon (1997)





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In this drama, a young drug dealer is sent to a strict and difficult boot camp in hopes that discipline and self-confidence will help him create a better life.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Television
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"NEVER GIVE UP." Truth. The ultimate story of inspiration through hardship. A toweringly effective true story that will leave you breathless. A touching tale of tragedy, hardship and perseverence that resonates with hope and inspiration. We all strive for the all-important Pursuit Of Happiness, for some it comes naturally and easy, it is given to others and sadly for the overwhelming majority of people it is given up on because of hopelessness. First Time Felon is an overwhelmingly and beautifully touching urban drama that clearly delivers an age old and searingly powerful message in a way that just seeing this film could change one's entire perception of life. Don't give up, Do Not Ever Give Up. We all have a place, we are all meant to be a part of something, we are put here to discover ourselves and find where we belong in society. Actor/Director Charles S. Dutton delivered a powerfully moving film here with a story that delivers a message so intensely powerful that it will stay with you for life. I was touched in so many ways by this film, it was beautifully executed and should be seen once by everyone living on this planet. Life is a sheer struggle for some, whether its financially, health problems, family problems, psychological problems, sociological problems, substance abuse issues.... the message that this film delivers can and will serve as both inspiration, motivation and most importantly feeling as if you belong, that ypu are apart of something. A brilliant urban drama that tugs at your heart and hits both ends of the emotional spectrum. A True masterwork. A legendarily powerful true story of belief in ones self.

Jay Lothamer
Jay Lothamer

Truly inspirational. I don't know why, but this movie made a huge impact on me and I swear I almost cried at the end. Incredible true story.

Justin Storms
Justin Storms

This was a VERY good movie, great at showing a real man's struggle to become a better man and make something of his life no matter what the obstacles were

Randi Barnes
Randi Barnes

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