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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.

Director:

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:

He's on the outside looking in at the American Dream. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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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Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Whiskey in My Beer
Written and Performed by Gary Austin
Produced by Terry Wollman
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not on DVD????
19 June 2006 | by notsomightySee all my reviews

why is this movie not on DVD?

and why when i ask if they've seen it do people look at me like i've got three heads?

and why have most of the IMDb comments ripped into it? its great!!OK its no empire strikes back or shawshank redemption but it does the job.good story,good soundtrack,demi moore,what else do you want? i have no doubt that some pretentious English lit grad budding movie reviewer is gonna shoot me down but it ticks all my boxes,if you've not seen it check it out, good old 80's semi post brat pack action pack fun!! that is of course my opinion, you are entitled to yours also.


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