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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31 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bölcsesség  »

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$5,715,174 (USA)

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In an interview around 2000, Emilio Estevez was very dismissive of this film, referring to it as a "total vanity project." See more »


John: Hey, um, I got a question for you. Do you have a good sense of humor?
Guard at Bank #1: I think I do.
John: Well that's good, because I got a real funny joke for you!
[Pulls out his gun]
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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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