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

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Crime | Drama

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2 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Bölcsesség  »

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$5,715,174 (USA)
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Dennis Hopper was considered by Emilio Estevez to play John Wisdom's father. See more »

Quotes

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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References Repo Man (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Whiskey in My Beer
Written and Performed by Gary Austin
Produced by Terry Wollman
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Portrait of a naïve young man--by a naïve young filmmaker...
26 August 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

23-year-old screw-up decides to "screw the system" by pulling bank heists across the Southwest--not for the money, but to destroy mortgage documents and home loan statements, thereby giving financially-strapped landowners a few months to catch up on their payments. While a noble cause, the young man and his accomplice-girlfriend soon find this isn't exactly a profitable way to become illegal heroes; when he eventually resorts to stealing cash, his adoring public turns on him. Clumsy and awkward directorial debut from Emilio Estevez (with help from veteran director Robert Wise), who also has the lead role and wrote the screenplay. This is the type of vanity project which begins with a baby-photo montage of its star, quickly becoming a derivative 'lovers on the run' saga for bleeding hearts. The script has enough holes to drive a gas-guzzler through, but Estevez left himself an out by concocting a jaw-dropping conclusion. It may carpet the mistakes, but it's a prank played at the viewer's expense. *1/2 from ****


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