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Wisdom (1987)

R | | Crime, Drama | 2 January 1987 (USA)
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 ...
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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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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Crime | Drama

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Bölcsesség  »

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$5,715,174 (USA)
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This film made Emilio Estevez the youngest person to ever write, direct, and star in a major motion picture 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

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Rock Me Baby
Written, Performed and Produced by Danny Elfman
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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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