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
Richard Minchenberg ...
Agent Cooper
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Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
Bill Henderson ...
Theo
Gene Ross ...
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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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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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2 January 1987 (USA)  »

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$5,715,174 (USA)
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Dedicated to the memory of Henry Proach, who has a small role, and who was a good friend of Emilio Estevez. See more »

Quotes

John: This is just insane.
Gun Salesman: Insanity at it's finest.
John: Insanity sold.
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References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Tears Run Down
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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