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That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.

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Cast

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Bryon Douglas
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Terry Jones
Matthew Dudley ...
Curly Shepard
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Angela Shepard
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Mrs. Douglas
Frank Howard ...
M & M Carlson
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Charlie Woods
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Mr. Carlson (as Frank McCarthy)
Diane Dorsey ...
Mrs. Carlson
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Mike Chambers (as Ramon Sheen)
David Miller ...
Punk
Steven Pringle ...
Dirty Dave
Robert Swan ...
Smitty (as Bob Swan)
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Storyline

A delinquent teenager's only link to society is the attachment he feels towards an older brother-figure. When the older boy starts spending time with a new girlfriend, the teenager begins to feel even more alienated, and gets involved with drugs and the police. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Two friends raised under one roof. Bryon saw the future coming. Mark never knew what hit him. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força da Inocência  »

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Trivia

According to her website, this is the only film adaption of her book that author S.E. Hinton was not directly involved in. See more »

Goofs

In just about every scene where a bus is involved, it's bus #461. See more »

Quotes

Mark Jennings: Let's move it, dude.
Bryon Douglas: What's this?
Mark Jennings: It's a car, man.
Bryon Douglas: Yeah I know asshole. I mean what are you doing in it?
Mark Jennings: You've got 3.2 seconds to get in the car, Bryon. One
Bryon Douglas: Did you steal this thing, dude?
Bryon Douglas: No, actually its a loaner. Two...
[Bryon gets in the car]
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References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

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When The Lonely Go
Written by Scott Lipsker & Mike Kapitan
Performed by Kevin Moore
Produced by Scott Lipsker & Mike Kapitan
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One of Estevez's best early performances
14 July 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

That Was Then... This Is Now is one of the best early performances of Emilo Estvez as a writer and actor. Estevz brings Mark to life they way S.E.Hinton intened by being brutal and cut throat in his performace. All of the actors in the film give equally good performacnes in particular Morgan Freemen and Craig Sheffer. A underlooked gem.


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