Wisdom is a 1986 American romantic crime film written and directed by its star Emilio Estevez in his filmmaking debut. The film also stars Demi Moore, along with Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright as Estevez's parents. The ending credits song is "Home Again" by Oingo Boingo and the score by Danny Elfman.
John Wisdom is a young man just out of college. On the night of his high school graduation, he got drunk and stole a car. With a grand theft auto conviction he is branded a felon and as a result can not hold down a decent job. Seeing no future for himself, Wisdom takes a left turn: he decides to become a criminal "for the people", evocative of Robin Hood. After seeing news reports about impoverished farmers and working class people being sent to the bank to pay ownership debts, Wisdom goes on a bank robbing spree with his girlfriend, Karen Simmons; they erase loan and mortgage records, buying time for the poor to pay their debts.
|director||Emilio Estevez Robert Wise|
|keywords||bank robbery brand buy canada–united states border college football farmer fbi federal agent federal bureau of investigation felon felony film star grand theft auto high school graduation high school student impoverish job interview motor vehicle theft news report police helicopter robin hood sheriff surround working class young man|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|recordedAt||California Los Angeles New Mexico|
|theme||independent romantic drama|