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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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Taglines:

A Bonnie & Clyde For the '80's! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Veronica Cartwright portrays Emilio Estevez' mother. She is only 13 years older than Estevez in reality. See more »

Quotes

[After robbing his first bank.]
John: Go! Go! Go! Go! GO!
Karen: What? What? What? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT GUN?
John: I told you to wait, Karen! Where the hell were you?
Karen: I was hungry - I went to get some Tofutti.
John: Tofutti?!?
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Rock Me Baby
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Emilio and Demi and a neat original concept
9 September 2005 | by jguz58See all my reviews

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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