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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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Two friends raised under one roof. Bryon saw the future coming. Mark never knew what hit him. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Força da Inocência See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,502,780, 10 November 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,630,068
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mark Jennings: Let's move out... Teabag!
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Connections

References The Outsiders (1983) See more »

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Born Alone
Written by Scott Lipsker & Mike Kapitan
Performed by Kipp Lennon
Produced by Scott Lipsker & Mike Kapitan
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Good, but ruined by the ending
5 January 2003 | by lauren5589See 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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