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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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Mr. Carlson (as Frank McCarthy)
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Mike Chambers (as Ramon Sheen)
David Miller ...
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Steven Pringle ...
Dirty Dave
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Smitty (as Bob Swan)
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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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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força da Inocência  »

Box Office

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$2,502,780 (USA) (10 November 1985)

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$8,630,068 (USA)
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This is the only film adaption of an S.E. Hinton novel that does not star Matt Dillon. See more »

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

Quotes

Bryon Douglas: [Charlie gives Bryon a beer] What about the rules?
Charlie Woods: There ain't no rules. There ain't no fuckin' rules.
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References The Outsiders (1983) See more »

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That Was Then...This Is Now
Written by Randy Wayne, Carroll Sue Hill, Keith Olsen & Bill Cuomo
Performed by Randy Wayne and Carroll Sue Hill
Produced by Keith Olsen & Bill Cuomo
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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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