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That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 November 1985 (USA)
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Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.

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Bryon Douglas
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Terry Jones
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Curly Shepard
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Angela Shepard
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Mrs. Douglas
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M & M Carlson
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Charlie Woods
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Mr. Carlson (as Frank McCarthy)
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Mike Chambers (as Ramon Sheen)
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Dirty Dave
Robert Swan ...
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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From the Author of "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish"

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Crime | Drama

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força da InocĂȘncia  »

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The movie "That Was Then...This is Now" takes place in Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota. The S.E. Hinton novel is set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. See more »

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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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Eight Ball Side Pocket
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Performed by Keith Olsen and Bill Cuomo
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Great, but not as great as the book.
20 January 2000 | by (Castro Valley, U.S.A) – See all my reviews

Okay, I've seen this movie at Language Arts class AFTER I read the book. I liked it, and this story is "different" from other teenage stories. Always happy-endings. But S.E. Hinton wrote this brilliant story about the downtown boyz who are always in trouble. The ending freaked me out. It was good.

In the MOVIE, it describes Mark as the main character. Probably Emilio Estevez was popular that he had to be the star. His acting is great. But let's see, Bryon in a fluffy hair? I thought Mark had that style. In the book, after Charlie dies, Bryon is upset and Mark is not. But in the movie it is VERy different. And M&M??!! He is supposed to be so sweet and innocent. The movie describes M&M as a boy who knows EVERYTHING and what's going around the world. He looked like a Senior guy instead of 13-year-old kid. The most unbelievable part is the ENDING. ANOTHER sweet happy silly ending. Mark forgives Bryon and they become friends again. Cathy still sticks up with Bryon. Gosh, give me a break! The movie was disappointing, so you should read a BOOK.

Oh, don't miss Morgan Freeman as Charlie in the movie!!


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