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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 ...
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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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A Força da Inocência  »

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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

Mark Jennings: Hey Mrs. Douglas, I think I finally know what I want to be when I grow up.
Mrs. Douglas: [leans forward, interested] Oh? And what's that?
Mark Jennings: Rich.
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References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

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Just Another Day
Performed by Oingo Boingo
From the album "Dead Man's Party" (1985)
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Good, but ruined by the ending
5 January 2003 | by (mamphis, tennessee) – See all my reviews

"That Was Then...This Is Now" followed the book relatively closely up until the last scenes. I thought the acting could have been better, and I think it would have been a better movie if they had left it in the time period the book was in. Despite this, I thought it was pretty good, and I liked it until the last few scenes. The book was so powerful and real in the last chapters- and the movie took all of this out. I thought it would have been a good ending- for a whole different movie, for "That Was Then...", it was wrong, and in my opinion ruined the movie.


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