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|That Was Then This Is Now|
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley, Jill Schoelen
Director: Christopher Cain
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
In THAT WAS THEN?THIS IS NOW, Emilio Estevez stars as Mark Jennings, a delinquent teenager who becomes overly jealous when his brother-like figure and best friend, Byron (Sheffer), gets a girlfriend (Delaney) and tries to ... more »
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