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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.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writers:

S.E. Hinton (novel), Emilio Estevez (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Mark Jennings
Craig Sheffer ... Bryon Douglas
Larry B. Scott ... Terry Jones
Matthew Dudley Matthew Dudley ... Curly Shepard
Jill Schoelen ... Angela Shepard
Kim Delaney ... Cathy Carlson
Barbara Babcock ... Mrs. Douglas
Frank Howard ... M & M Carlson
Morgan Freeman ... Charlie Woods
Francis X. McCarthy ... Mr. Carlson (as Frank McCarthy)
Diane Dorsey Diane Dorsey ... Mrs. Carlson
Ramon Estevez ... Mike Chambers (as Ramon Sheen)
David Miller David Miller ... Punk
Steven Pringle 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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This is the third adaption of an S.E. Hinton novel that features Emilio Estevez. He played Johnny Collins in Tex (1982) and Two-Bit Matthews in The Outsiders (1983), which were supporting characters in those other books. Emilio's character, in this film, is one of the main characters. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mark Jennings: Door prize!
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Connections

Referenced in The Children of Times Square (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme
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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 soda_pop41See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

That Was Then... This Is Now See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,502,780, 10 November 1985

Gross USA:

$8,630,068

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,630,068
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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