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 ...
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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 troubled kid running from his past...and running on empty. See more »

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31 December 1986 (USA)  »

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$5,715,174 (USA)
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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

John: This is just insane.
Gun Salesman: Insanity at it's finest.
John: Insanity sold.
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Moonbright Misty Night
Written by Ron Gertz
Performed by Scott Wojahn
Produced by Ron Gertz and Dan Slider
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Original (before Fight Club)
4 October 2006 | by (Baltimore, MD, USA) – See all my reviews

For its time, and given the youth and inexperience of Estevez as a director, this is a highly original and entertaining film. I write this comment twenty years after its release. I especially like it when Estevez (Wisdom) buys the Uzi, and has no idea what he's doing. This is a great contrast to so many action flicks where the players are experts in weapons, explosives, battle tactics, etc., because they're former Special Forces guys.

The supporting actors, though few are known to me, actually perform admirably, including one we know well-- Charlie Sheen. We're tempted to ask, "What ever happened" to Emilio, but tends to forget he did a great body of work when many of us were still children.

I generously give it an eight, in context.


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