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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:

A troubled kid running from his past...and running on empty. 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:

Wisdom 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

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: This is just insane.
Gun Salesman: Insanity at it's finest.
John: Insanity sold.
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Connections

References The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonbright Misty Night
Written by Ron Gertz
Performed by Scott Wojahn
Produced by Ron Gertz and Dan Slider
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Original (before Fight Club)
4 October 2006 | by selfplexSee all my reviews

For its time, and given the youth and inexperience of Estevez as a director, this is a highly original and entertaining film. I write this comment twenty years after its release. I especially like it when Estevez (Wisdom) buys the Uzi, and has no idea what he's doing. This is a great contrast to so many action flicks where the players are experts in weapons, explosives, battle tactics, etc., because they're former Special Forces guys.

The supporting actors, though few are known to me, actually perform admirably, including one we know well-- Charlie Sheen. We're tempted to ask, "What ever happened" to Emilio, but tends to forget he did a great body of work when many of us were still children.

I generously give it an eight, in context.


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