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Wisdom (1986)

R  |   |  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 overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Wisdom
Samantha Wisdom
Agent Williamson
Richard Minchenberg ...
Agent Cooper
Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
Bill Henderson ...
Gene Ross ...
Jake Perry
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


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 »


Crime | Drama


R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bölcsesség  »

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$5,715,174 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Agent Williamson: You didn't leave me any choice.
John: You didn't leave me one either.
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References Repo Man (1984) See more »


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Written, Performed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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not on DVD????
19 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

why is this movie not on DVD?

and why when i ask if they've seen it do people look at me like i've got three heads?

and why have most of the IMDb comments ripped into it? its great!!OK its no empire strikes back or shawshank redemption but it does the job.good story,good soundtrack,demi moore,what else do you want? i have no doubt that some pretentious English lit grad budding movie reviewer is gonna shoot me down but it ticks all my boxes,if you've not seen it check it out, good old 80's semi post brat pack action pack fun!! that is of course my opinion, you are entitled to yours also.

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