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Wisdom (1986)





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In this film, an old felony conviction comes back to haunt the young, ambitious John Wisdom (Emilio Estevez) as he applies and is turned down for a number of jobs. Frustrated by his attempts to make a legitimate living, John and his girlfriend, Karen (Demi Moore), set out to commit a series of bank robberies, using the money to ease the plight of down-on-their-luck farmers. Emilio Estevez wrote, directed, and starred in this feature.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Warner Home Video

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Emilio Estevez
as John Wisdom
Demi Moore
as Karen Simmons
Tom Skerritt
as Lloyd Wisdom
Veronica Cartwright
as Samantha Wisdom
William Allen Young
as John Williamson
Ernie Brown
as Motel Manager
Gene Ross
as Sheriff
Liam Sullivan
as Jake Perry
Charlie Sheen
as City Burger Manager
Hal Fishman
as Network Anchorman
Chuck Henry
as Local Anchorman
Nick Shields
as Gun Salesman
Barbara Stamm
as Loan Officer at Bank No.1
Santos Morales
as Al Gomez
Gus Corrado
as Yuppie Employer
David de Francesca
as Albuquerque Officer
Ron Presson
as Guard at Bank No.1
Estee Chandler
as Female Teller
Jeff Boudov
as Minnesota Bank Teller
Thomas Will-Ellis
as Albuquerque Officer
David DeFrancesca
as Albuquerque Officer
Janet Rotblatt
as Elderly Lady on Street
Erika Lincoln
as Woman on Street
Sid Conrad
as Farmer
Henry Proach
as Old Man on Street
Matt Robinson
as Young Man
Walker Jimmy Lane
as Night Manager at Mini-Mart
Edward Walter Smith
as Bank Customer
John Deaderick
as Bank Customer
Beau Dare
as FBI Agent
Gil Parra
as SWAT Team Leader
Jamie Namson
as Helicopter Pilot
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Estevez vs. Estevez to see whether he's worse as actor or director.

September 18, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Classic 80s, i can not believe there is no rating on this film. EE is a really unrated actor, for some reason his bro gets all the glory, sheens fine, but really hes a bit part guy or tv sitcom guy, his movies have never really been that great there okay, ee, has had way better parts and better movies, just look for your self. Its a shame no one has seen this film, its a lost classic, maybe one day i will find her and watch it again, just like in the old days when people went to movie theatres where i saw it back in the day.

mike hawke
mike hawke

Emilio Estevez directs and stars in this movie as a sort of modern day Robin Hood type. I loved the story and Emilio does a fantastic job. I highly recommend this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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Emillio back when he still made movies. He didn't have a whole lot of range back then but still he was great in this. With it's Robinhood/Billy the Kid type feel Estavez plays a kid in his early twenties with absolutely no direction or ambition to do what his parents and what society think is the right thing. He here about people losing thier jobs, businesses closing so he goes on the war path against the banks and coporate America. There is some cool action and Demi Moore before the implants. Check this movie out, I don't think you'll be disapointed.

Jon Kanter
Jon Kanter

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