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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.

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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
Gus Corrado
as Yuppie Employer
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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All Critics (4)

Estevez writes terrible dialogue that makes the couple sound stupid rather than inspiring.

February 6, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Estevez vs. Estevez to see whether he's worse as actor or director.

September 18, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Wisdom


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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