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Emilio Estevez (written by)
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Release Date:
2 January 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Lovers. Heroes. Trouble. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Emilio and Demi and a neat original concept See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Demi Moore ... Karen Simmons

Emilio Estevez ... John Wisdom

Tom Skerritt ... Lloyd Wisdom

Veronica Cartwright ... Samantha Wisdom

William Allen Young ... Agent Williamson
Richard Minchenberg ... Agent Cooper

Ernie Lively ... Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
Bill Henderson ... Theo
Gene Ross ... Sheriff

Liam Sullivan ... Jake Perry

Charlie Sheen ... 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
Santos Morales ... Al Gomez

Gus Corrado ... Yuppie Employer
Golden Henning ... Katie, Bill's Wife
Rene Sprattling ... Carol Clerk
Kate McKinnon ... Nancy Allenford
Tim Sapunor ... Matt Clerk

Charlie Holliday ... Bob Allenford
Ron Presson ... Guard at Bank #1

Estee Chandler ... Female Teller
Jeff Boudov ... Minnesota Bank Teller
Thomas Whit Ellis ... Albuquerque Officer #1
David DeFrancesca ... Albuquerque Officer #2

Leon Corcos ... Leon

Janet Rotblatt ... Elderly Lady on Street
Erika Lincoln ... Woman on Street
Sid Conrad ... Farmer
Henry Proach ... Old Man on Street
Matt Robinson ... Young Man
Bob Devon Jones ... Teacher

Jim Lane ... Night Manager at Mini-Mart (as Jimmy Walker Lane)
Ed Smith ... Bank Customer #1 (as Walter Edwards Smith)

John Deaderick ... Bank Customer #2
Beau Dare ... FBI Agent
Gilbert O. Parra ... SWAT Team Leader (as Gil Parra)
Jamie Namson ... Helicopter Pilot

Directed by
Emilio Estevez 
 
Writing credits
Emilio Estevez (written by)

Produced by
Bruce McNall .... producer
Bernard Williams .... producer
Robert Wise .... executive producer (as Robert E. Wise)
 
Original Music by
Danny Elfman 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Greenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Kahn 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Dennis Gassner 
 
Art Direction by
Dins Danielsen 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Hoover 
 
Costume Design by
Jonathan Kinsey 
 
Makeup Department
Tammy Kusian .... chief hair stylist
Kyle Sweet .... chief makeup artist (as Kyle Tucy)
Joe Torrenueva .... hair designer: Mr. Estevez
 
Production Management
Carl Olsen .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald P.H. Eaton .... second assistant director (as Donald Eaton)
Wendy Ikeguchi .... second second assistant director
Bernard Williams .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Russell Bobbitt .... assistant props
Douglas Fox .... property master
Barry Franenberg .... leadman
Nancy Haigh .... assistant art director
Mentor Huebner .... visual concept artist
Dan Peterson .... assistant props (as Daniel Peterson)
Robin Peyton .... assistant set decorator
Frank Viviano .... construction coordinator (as Frank Vivano)
Lisa Ziegler .... assistant set dresser
 
Sound Department
Mary Andrews .... sound editor
Michael J. Benavente .... sound editor
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... sound editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Linda Corbin .... adr mixer
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer (as Bob Deschaine)
Michael H. Ford .... sound editor
Tom Gerard .... re-recording mixer (as Thomas Gerard)
Laja Holland .... assistant sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor (as Joey Ippolito)
Matthew McFadden .... boom operator
Andrew Patterson .... supervising sound editor (as Andrew G. Patterson)
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Cynthia E. Thornton .... assistant sound editor (as Cynthia Thornton)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Ed White .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
James M. Hart .... special effects assistant (as James Hart)
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects coordinator (as Richard Helmer)
Jim Schwalm .... special effects assistant (as James Schwalm)
David Simmons .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Eddie Braun .... stunts
Hal Burton .... stunts
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Bud Davis .... stunts
Gary Davis .... stunts
Corey Michael Eubanks .... stunts (as Corey Eubanks)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts (as Gloria Fioramonti)
Beau Gibson .... stunts
Michael Haynes .... stunts
Tommy J. Huff .... stunts (as Thomas Huff)
Julius LeFlore .... stunts (as Julius Le Flore)
Gary McLarty .... stunts
Don Pike .... stunts
Bernie Pock .... stunts
Gary Robert .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Auroux .... camera operator: second camera
Nick Infield .... second assistant camera
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer
Bela Steven Lechoczki .... grip
Michael Molnar .... electrician (as Mike Molnar)
Willy Nemeth .... grip
Azusa Ohno .... electrician (as Azusa Ono)
Edward Palacios .... video assistant
Michael Paris .... still photographer
John Pierce .... electrician
Vance Piper .... first assistant camera
David Rudd .... first assistant camera: second camera
Jose Santiago .... grip
Barry Sonnenfeld .... additional photographer
Robert J. Studenny .... grip (as Robert Studenny)
Keith Talley .... grip (as Keith Tally)
Michael Uva .... best boy grip (as Michael G. Uva)
Brad Wood .... grip
Doug Wood .... key grip
Jack Yanekian .... best boy electric
John Earl Burnett .... director of photography - additional photography (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Megan Branman .... casting assistant
Mary Dangerfield .... extras casting: Sacramento
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Mae Williams .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Cone .... wardrobe supervisor
Laura Goldsmith .... assistant to costumer
 
Editorial Department
Craig Bassett .... assistant editor
Robert Frazen .... assistant editor
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Gary Simon .... apprentice editor
 
Location Management
Cass Martin .... location manager
Amy Ness .... location manager
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor
Steve Bartek .... music arranger
Steve Bartek .... music programmer
 
Transportation Department
Gary Edelman .... transportation co-captain
Sam Edelman .... transportation coordinator
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation captain (as Gaston 'Gus' Veilleux)
 
Other crew
Priscilla Chelson .... production accountant
Mark Chilingar .... stand-in: Mr. Estevez
Dennis Davidson .... Public relations representation: international
Karen Dawneagle .... production coordinator
Erin Jackman .... assistant accountant
Andrea Jaffe .... public relations coordinator
Pamela Killebrew .... production coordinator
Paul Kopeikin .... craft service
Erika Lincoln .... stand-in: Ms. Moore
Tony Marchesi .... caterer: The Arrangement Inc.
Mickey McDermott .... assistant: Ms. Moore
Valerie E. Norman .... script supervisor (as Valerie Norman-Williams)
Gilbert O. Parra .... technical advisor (as Gil Parra)
Marsha Robertson .... unit publicist
Matt Robinson .... production assistant
David Rothenberg .... production assistant
Albert G. Ruben .... insurance
Jackson Sousa .... fitness trainer
Susan Stern .... accounting assistant
Barbara Stordahl .... assistant: Mr. Estevez
Dana Williams .... production assistant
Wint Williams .... caterer (as Wynt Williams)
Wint Williams .... caterer: The Arrangement Inc. (as Wynt Williams)
 
Thanks
Michael G. Nathanson .... special thanks (as Michael Nathanson)
Henry Proach .... in memory of
 

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109 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dennis Hopper was considered by Emilio Estevez to play John Wisdom's father.See more »
Quotes:
John:This is just insane !
Gun Salesman:Insanity at it's finest .
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Soundtrack:
Whiskey in My BeerSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Emilio and Demi and a neat original concept, 9 September 2005
Author: jguz58 from Mesa, Arizona

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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