MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 976 this week

Wisdom (1986)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  31 December 1986 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 2,111 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 4 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 24 Mar 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 24 Jun 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 09 Dec 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wisdom (1986)

Wisdom (1986) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wisdom.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy
Men at Work (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl has a telescope with which he observes his neighbors. One evening he sees a man giving a female neighbor a hard time. As ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope
Bobby (2006)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An aspiring teenage cartoonist and his friends come to the aid of a singer trying to save her family property from developers.

Director: Savage Steve Holland
Stars: John Cusack, Demi Moore, Linda Warren
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Cynthia comes forward to talk to detective John about the murder of her best friend's husband. The story is told as a series of flashbacks... James was a bullying, verbally and physically ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Bruce Willis
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Director: Neil Jordan
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Demi Moore
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband to be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's ("the butcher"), home in the city. She has a big ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Hughes
Stars: Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A businessman finds he and his friends the prisoners of a sadistic judge and his equally odd family in the backwoods of a bizarre mansion.

Director: Dan Aykroyd
Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott
Wall Street (1987)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Saga of a group of childhood friends growing up in a Los Angeles ghetto.

Director: John Singleton
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Karen Simmons
...
John Wisdom
...
Lloyd Wisdom
...
Samantha Wisdom
...
Agent Williamson
Richard Minchenberg ...
Agent Cooper
...
Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
Bill Henderson ...
Theo
Gene Ross ...
Sheriff
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They're on the wrong side of the law for all the right reasons. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 December 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wisdom  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$5,715,174 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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.
See more »

Connections

Features Down and Out in America (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonbright Misty Night
Written by Ron Gertz
Performed by Scott Wojahn
Produced by Ron Gertz and Dan Slider
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Thoughts from a crew member on the set of Wisdom
3 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of being Demi Moore's stand-in and photo double for this film, after auditioning against 325 other young actresses for the "role." Normally, you don't have to audition for that crew job, but since this film was Emilio's directorial debut, he wanted to be able to look through the camera lens to "see" what he and Demi would (more or less) look like. The job of the photo double and stand-in is to do all of the takes where you can't really see the stars' faces (drivebys, long distance shots, etc. - yes, I was the one he had slung over his shoulder running in the school parking lot after Karen was shot), as well as to sit in for lighting and sound checks. It was, to put it the most succinctly, like running away and joining the circus!

Notwithstanding some of the legitimate criticisms of the film in other reviews, from a personal standpoint I have to say that Emilio was a total gentleman, and was especially respectful to all of the crew. He thanked the actors after every take and at the end of the day, and he never went into his trailer for meals - he always sat with the crew. The very first day on set, he asked if I had my SAG card, and when I told him I only had my AFTRA card, he wrote in a line for me so that I was eligible to join SAG (they ended up using the shot in the trailer). Emilio didn't have to do that, but it was the kind of thoughtful gesture that he showed others on a regular basis.

Emilio was also well aware of the trust placed in him, being such a young man with a considerable film budget, and he was surrounded by many Hollywood veterans who were equally patient and understanding (Robert Wise, Bernie Williams, to name a few).

While this may not be a true "review" of the film, I thought those of you who had written here might enjoy knowing some of the "behind the scenes" thoughts from someone who was there for the whole shoot. Personally, I enjoyed every moment of the experience, I learned a lot, and I will always be grateful to Emilio for his generosity of spirit and kindness. He was a class act, every step of the way.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Things we learned from Wisdom brettweir3
a few stupid things uve probably noticed... queenalyset
why is this not on dvd ????? shash09
Ultra-rare screening on November 28th, 2009. NinjaJoe
DVD now available directly from Warner's webpage! simonhowson
Emilio Gives Brother Pay Check.... clkfan
Discuss Wisdom (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?