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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the original novel, Ponyboy Curtis is featured, and the rivalry between the Greasers and the Socs is referenced. However, they were left out of the movie adaptation, to make it a stand alone story. 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 Tex (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

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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movie is ok
5 February 2003 | by cinnamon_bun2003See all my reviews

That was then, this was now was, to my opinion, a pretty good movie, with plenty of action to keep you interested. The characters however, look different from what I imagined in the book. Still, Mark and Bryon made things interesting both in the book and the movie. A lot of the other characters, such as Cathy, M&M, Charlie, Angela, and the shepherd brothers also made the movie and the book interesting, especially near the end.


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