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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Lloyd Wisdom
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Samantha Wisdom
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Agent Williamson
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Agent Cooper
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Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
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Jake Perry
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Chuck Henry ...
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Gun Salesman (as Nick Shields)
Barbara Stamm ...
Loan Officer at Bank #1
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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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A Bonnie & Clyde For the '80's! See more »

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$5,715,174 (USA)
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Dennis Hopper was considered by Emilio Estevez to play John Wisdom's father. See more »

Quotes

John: This is just insane.
Gun Salesman: Insanity at it's finest.
John: Insanity sold.
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References Repo Man (1984) See more »

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Whiskey in My Beer
Written and Performed by Gary Austin
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Revenge of the 80's: Emilio Estevez Superstar.
31 January 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

Wisdom (1986) was a film that was written, directed, produced and starred Emilio Estevez. This movie was produced during the height of Emilio's career. He was also one of the youngest actors tin Hollywood to ever take on such as task. The end results are that of a novice film makers. In the end he bitten off more than he could chew.

The film is about a young wash out who can't do anything right. So he decides to become a sort of a modern day Robin Hood with his girlfriend/co-conspirator Demi Moore by his side. The young lovers hit the road and decide to make history.

Overall, it's an uneven production. The actors seemed to be unmotivated and the written is pretty run-of-the-mill. A good concept that's executed by mediocre hands. Estevez should have started out small before taking on such a big project. One the other hand I have to give him a big hand for pulling this one off.

Recommended for Emilio Estevez fans.

Factoids: Part of the movie was filmed in my hometown of Sacramento. I remembered all of the hub bub it created ten years ago. Charlie Sheen has a cameo as his "former" supervisor.


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