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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  • Morgan Freeman in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
  • Emilio Estevez in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
  • Emilio Estevez in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
  • Emilio Estevez and Craig Sheffer in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
  • Jill Schoelen in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)
  • Emilio Estevez and Craig Sheffer in That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

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20 August 2007 | gangstahippie
| Better than the Outsiders but still could have been better
Rated R for Language,Drug Content and Some Violence.

That Was Then This Is Now is a film based on the S.E Hinton novel of the same name.S.E Hinton is a great author and I have read most of her books.The Outsiders is her best book,this is her second best,rumble fish is her third best and Taming The Star Runner is her fourth best.While Rumble Fish is her third best novel, it is the greatest adaptation from the original novel to the film.It was directed by Coppola who also directed the Outsiders film.That however was not so faithful to the original novel and I did not like it very much.Now this was not directed by Coppola, it was written by Emilio Estevez who also stars in it.While its more of a faithful adaptation than outsiders, it still could have been more faithful.The movie is about a teen named Bryon and his friend Mark who lives with him after his parents killed each other.They both used to do everything together but now Bryon has a girlfriend named Cathy and Mark is jealous of her.They also need money to pay for Bryon's mothers operation so Mark starts selling drugs to hippies including Cathy's little brother M&M.The character M&M is much different in the film.In the novel he is an innocent freshman student, in this film he's basically a normal teen who makes sex remarks.Also the endings of the two differ.Anyway That Was Then This Is Now is a decent movie but not as good as the book.

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Plot Summary


Crime | Drama

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,502,780 (USA) (10 November 1985)


$8,630,068 (USA)

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