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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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Bryon Douglas
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Terry Jones
Matthew Dudley ...
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)
Diane Dorsey ...
Mrs. Carlson
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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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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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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Força da Inocência  »

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Emilio Estevez's original script followed the book's ending more closely. Paramount Pictures executives forced Estevez to re-write the ending to be more "optimistic" and "realistic". See more »

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

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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 Tex (1982) See more »

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Rap Song
Lyrics by Larry B. Scott
Music by Keith Olsen & Bill Cuomo
Performed by Larry B. Scott
Produced by Keith Olsen & Bill Cuomo
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Better than the Outsiders but still could have been better
20 August 2007 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Rated R for Language,Drug Content and Some Violence.

That Was Then This Is Now is a film based on the S.E Hinton novel of the same name.S.E Hinton is a great author and I have read most of her books.The Outsiders is her best book,this is her second best,rumble fish is her third best and Taming The Star Runner is her fourth best.While Rumble Fish is her third best novel, it is the greatest adaptation from the original novel to the film.It was directed by Coppola who also directed the Outsiders film.That however was not so faithful to the original novel and I did not like it very much.Now this was not directed by Coppola, it was written by Emilio Estevez who also stars in it.While its more of a faithful adaptation than outsiders, it still could have been more faithful.The movie is about a teen named Bryon and his friend Mark who lives with him after his parents killed each other.They both used to do everything together but now Bryon has a girlfriend named Cathy and Mark is jealous of her.They also need money to pay for Bryon's mothers operation so Mark starts selling drugs to hippies including Cathy's little brother M&M.The character M&M is much different in the film.In the novel he is an innocent freshman student, in this film he's basically a normal teen who makes sex remarks.Also the endings of the two differ.Anyway That Was Then This Is Now is a decent movie but not as good as the book.


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