Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

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Cast

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Tex McCormick
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Mason McCormick
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Jamie Collins
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Pop McCormick
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Mrs. Johnson
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Cole Collins
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Johnny Collins
Jack Thibeau ...
Coach Jackson
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Hitchhiker
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Bob Collins
Pamela Ludwig ...
Connie
Jeff Fleury ...
Roger
Suzanne Costollos ...
Fortune Teller (as Suzanne Costallos)
Marilyn Redfield ...
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Kelly
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Coming-of-age adventure about two teenage brothers and their struggles to grow up, on their own, after their mother dies and their father leaves them.

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Tough. Tender. Today. See more »

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30 July 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tex: Um Retrato da Juventude  »

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Trivia

Although the film was produced by Disney, the opening credits does not include any reference to the company. However, the first text that appears in the end credits reads: "Presented by Walt Disney Productions." See more »

Goofs

When Tex and Mason run the truck into the ditch with the hitch hiker the passenger side window that should be up is down, then up, then down again. When the driver's side window is shot out by the police, you can see a second pane of glass with a bullet hole behind the shattered glass. See more »

Quotes

Tex McCormick: [Whimpers] Oh no...
Mason McCormick: [walks into Tex's room] Tex? You alright? You lose Something?
Tex McCormick: [laying under his bed with only his feet sticking out] It's kinda nice down here. Cool and Quiet.
Mason McCormick: Yeah, well maybe you should hurry it up so you can come have breakfast under the kitchen table. Then maybe you can catch a ride under the school bus!
Tex McCormick: [Gets up from under his bed and wraps a blanket around him] You would like that wouldn't you?
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Referenced in The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) See more »

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The Godfather (Main Theme)
(uncredited)
Written by Nino Rota
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Just as good as the book
14 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I saw that Disney made this movie I was expecting it to be a toned down adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel. Boy, I was wrong. This was one of Disney's more mature movies and had all the important stuff from the book. Even the drug deal that went wrong. The characters are just as likable as they were in the book which is good. It's too bad that this movie is forgotten. There was one review that called the movie version of That was Then... This is Now a gem and I would've agreed with that statement if it didn't have that crappy ending. This is the real gem out of all S.E. Hinton adaptations. If you ever find this movie somewhere, I recommend checking it out.


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