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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Karen Simmons
... John Wisdom
... Lloyd Wisdom
... Samantha Wisdom
... Agent Williamson
... Agent Cooper
Ernie Brown ... Bill, Motel Manager (as Ernie Brown)
... Theo
... 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
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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 Bonnie & Clyde For the '80's! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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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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1.85 : 1
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This film made Emilio Estevez the youngest person to ever write, direct, and star in a major motion picture See more »

Quotes

John: [voice over] Here in America, we can fabricate anything.
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Connections

Features The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Home Again
Performed by Oingo Boingo
Courtesy of MCA Records
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fun for all of us who aren´t wise enough to hate it
24 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Wisdom" is actually nowhere near as bad as its rep would suggest if you take it for what it is: a trashy B-movie which you should watch when you feel like laughing instead of thinking. In its cool pretty boy chic fashions, the movie is just so totally 80s and the various scenes where Estevez beats the cops on his trail, such as the dummy scene, are downright side splitting. I actually liked the "cop out" ending because I thought it was original for a movie of this sort and did not see it coming. Furthermore, this movie, for its low ambitions, has some surprisingly good camera work . My main reason, though, for liking this movie is the beautiful catchy soundtrack by Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo. Now, the bad ? Well, let´s just say that "Wisdom" never quite rises above the level of a lesser "Sledge Hammer" episode.


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