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Wisdom (1986)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  31 December 1986 (USA)
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Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Wisdom
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Lloyd Wisdom
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Samantha Wisdom
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Agent Williamson
Richard Minchenberg ...
Agent Cooper
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Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
Bill Henderson ...
Theo
Gene Ross ...
Sheriff
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Jake Perry
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City Burger Manager
Hal Fishman ...
Network Anchorman
Chuck Henry ...
Local Anchorman
Nicholas Shields ...
Gun Salesman (as Nick Shields)
Barbara Stamm ...
Loan Officer at Bank #1
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Storyline

Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend (Moore) embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers (Just call him Robin Hood). Written by John N. Daily

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He's on the outside looking in at the American Dream. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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31 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bölcsesség  »

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$5,715,174 (USA)
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Trivia

John Wisdom (Emilio Estevez) can be seen on a bus adorned with the graffiti "Plate O' Shrimp", a reference to Repo Man (1984), which also starred Estevez. See more »

Quotes

[After robbing his first bank.]
John: Go! Go! Go! Go! GO!
Karen: What? What? What? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT GUN?
John: I told you to wait, Karen! Where the hell were you?
Karen: I was hungry - I went to get some Tofutti.
John: Tofutti?!?
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Connections

Features Down and Out in America (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Me Baby
Written, Performed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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Emilio and Demi and a neat original concept
9 September 2005 | by (Mesa, Arizona) – See all my reviews

I've watched Wisdom several times, and still enjoy it every once in a while. I've always been attracted to films with an original idea in them, and this is that kind of flick.

I like Emilio Estevez anyway, and to see him get his first chance to direct was cool. Demi Moore turns in an enjoyable, believable performance too, as did Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright.

The particulars of Wisdom's methods might be a bit muddy, and the end not entirely satisfying to some, but this film is waaay more watchable than what's been out at the theaters lately. Can Hollywood really be SO out of good, original ideas?


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