That Was Then.. This is Now is a story about two friends, Bryon (Craig Sheffer) and Mark (Emilio Estevez). Growing up, Bryon and Mark were best friends who did everything together. As they became teenagers, Bryon finds a girlfriend named Cathy Carlson (Kim Delaney). This upsets Mark as his best friend no longer spends time with him, leaving Mark to find his own entertainment. On top of that, Mark is seriously damaged from his mother's murder by his own father. Mark ends up involving himself with the wrong things, becoming a juvenile delinquent. He loses himself in the world of drugs and is accused of kidnapping Cathy's little brother as a way of getting of revenge upon his old friend Bryon. Will Mark and Bryon pull their friendship together for the sake of the boy? Christopher Cain directs this chilling 1985 drama about two boys whose friendship is put to the test.