That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama


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Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.


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  • Emilio Estevez and Craig Sheffer in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
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17 September 2019 | bkoganbing
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| What some kids carry around.
That Was Then, This Is Now is the story of two working class youths who look like they are on a street to nowhere in their lives.

After his parents killed themselves, Emilio Estevez is taken in by his best friend Craig Sheffer and his mom Barbara Babcock. The two of them get in all kinds of trouble. But Sheffer is starting to think that may be if I grow up their just might be a future for him.

Estevez is carrying a lot around, many of us do and we react to it in different ways. Estevez is on the road to career criminality. He gets involved in deeper and deeper and threatens to bring Sheffer in with him if Sheffer does not heed the better angels of his nature.

The key scene is when we learn as Estevez confides to Scheffer just what it is he's carrying inside. Some of the best acting in both their careers.

Hollywood has done very well with S.E. Hinton novels. That Was Then This Is Now is right up there with Tex, Rumblefish. and The Outsiders. This one managed to get done without Matt Dillon.

I recommend it highly.

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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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