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Wisdom (1986)

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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Emilio Estevez

Writer:

Emilio Estevez
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Brown Ernie Brown ... Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
Bill Henderson ... Theo
Gene Ross ... Sheriff
Liam Sullivan ... Jake Perry
Charlie Sheen ... City Burger Manager
Hal Fishman Hal Fishman ... Network Anchorman
Chuck Henry Chuck Henry ... Local Anchorman
Nicholas Shields Nicholas Shields ... Gun Salesman (as Nick Shields)
Barbara Stamm Barbara Stamm ... Loan Officer at Bank #1
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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

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bölcsesség See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,994,197, 4 January 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,715,174
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gladden Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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: [voice over] Here in America, we can fabricate anything.
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Revenge of the 80's: Emilio Estevez Superstar.
31 January 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Wisdom (1986) was a film that was written, directed, produced and starred Emilio Estevez. This movie was produced during the height of Emilio's career. He was also one of the youngest actors tin Hollywood to ever take on such as task. The end results are that of a novice film makers. In the end he bitten off more than he could chew.

The film is about a young wash out who can't do anything right. So he decides to become a sort of a modern day Robin Hood with his girlfriend/co-conspirator Demi Moore by his side. The young lovers hit the road and decide to make history.

Overall, it's an uneven production. The actors seemed to be unmotivated and the written is pretty run-of-the-mill. A good concept that's executed by mediocre hands. Estevez should have started out small before taking on such a big project. One the other hand I have to give him a big hand for pulling this one off.

Recommended for Emilio Estevez fans.

Factoids: Part of the movie was filmed in my hometown of Sacramento. I remembered all of the hub bub it created ten years ago. Charlie Sheen has a cameo as his "former" supervisor.


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