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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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Taglines:

From the Author of "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish" See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Martin Sheen and his son Emilio Estevez obtained the film rights to the S.E. Hinton novel sometime in the early-1980s. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

References Tex (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Last Ride
(uncredited)
Performed by Keith Olsen and Bill Cuomo
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A Milestone Movie
5 August 2001 | by gr4kk3rSee all my reviews

I was born in 1970. While many movies such as Pretty In Pink, etc. were bigger hits, these movies along with a couple of others were incredibly important in what it means to be a friend, what it meant to grow up, and what it meant to grow up in the 80's. It wasn't a "great" movie, but it was a great movie for me and is a great movie about growing up, deciding what is important, forming morals. Will be on my buy list when I get a little money.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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