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
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Agent Cooper
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Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
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Theo
Gene Ross ...
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Jake Perry
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Hal Fishman ...
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Chuck Henry ...
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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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$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 »

Quotes

Karen: Would you still love me if I was poor?
John: You are poor.
Karen: You're right.
John: But you're rich in character and you have great boobs.
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References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

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Whiskey in My Beer
Written and Performed by Gary Austin
Produced by Terry Wollman
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Oh Come On
4 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Wisdom" is one of those strange films that is never sure what it wants to be. Young Emilio Estevez comes to the realization that he will never be a success so he decides to become a criminal, a criminal for the people. He aids farmers by destroying records in small-town banks, becoming a sort of Robin Hood figure. His girlfriend Demi Moore is also along for the ride. Obsessed detective William Allen Young will stop at nothing to bring the youths to justice, while the general public is indifferent until Moore has to shoot a police officer. Now the stakes get higher and everything will soon come to a head. Estevez shows his lack of writing and directing experience here. He has some good ideas, but never does execute them in effective ways. The fact that he is not much of an actor does not help either. Everyone else struggles with the direction and screenplay as well. All in all "Wisdom" is not terrible, but its ending basically takes away from the few good things about the film's first 105-minutes. 2 stars out of 5.


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