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By accident, the 12-year-old Preston is given a blank check and when he fills in $1,000,000 - he is able to get it! He is having fun spending the money, but the gangsters who owned it want it back... Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Quick thinking landed him a million bucks... now everybody's after it! See more »

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Rated PG for language, and for some threatening situations | See all certifications »

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$30,577,969 (USA)
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The total amount of money that Preston spent equals $504,071.08. According to his expense report, it says he has spent $999,667.85. Even with the house he bought earlier in the movie, that would only total up to $804,071.08. See more »

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Preston's expense report towards the end of the movie indicates that he spent $999,667.83. However, after calculating the math and tracking the listed expenses with their appearances through the movie, the actual amount Preston had spent at this time totaled $504,879.08. Also the list does not include the amount that he paid for the house or the cash he had in the backpack. The maximum that the bottom should read is: $804,879.08. See more »

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[Fred Waters is determining how much to fill in the blank check Preston got from Grandma]
Sandra Waters: How much money did you get last year?
Preston Waters: A thousand.
Fred Waters: Ten dollars!
Preston Waters: Wait, Dad, what about inflation?
Fred Waters: Okay, I'll make it eleven.
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WILD OBSESSION
Written by Steve Diamond, Mick Cripps (as Mick Criepps), Tracii Guns (as Traci Gunns), Phil Lewis (as Phillip Lewis), Kelly Nickels, and Steve Riley
Performed by L.A. Guns
Courtesy of Polydor Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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I'd pay big bucks not to see this movie.
23 June 2006 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie once a long time ago, and I have no desire to ever see it again.

This movie is about Preston Waters, a hard-lucked preteen, who always seems to be overlooked by his family and who always seems to be short on cash. All this changes when a bank robber runs over Preston's bike and passes him a blank check as compensation. Preston uses the check to withdraw $1 million from the bank (ironically, the money belongs to the bank robber who gave him the check). Preston then buys a mansion and says that he's working as the assistant of a mysterious and wealthy backer named Mr. Macintosh (named after his computer). After that, he just goes crazy with the money.

On paper, this sounds like a great idea. However, on screen, it is one of the emptiest movies I've ever seen. For one thing, it's too unbelievable. I know some parts of the movie were meant to be incredible, but I draw the line at a twelve-year-old boy going out with a thirty-year-old woman, and being put in charge of a imaginary person's small fortune. Also, this was a shallow movie with weak acting, a predictable plot line and characters who are less than memorable. The characters were either cheesy, over the top, annoying, or underdeveloped. But "Juice" was a funny character.

If you're looking for a good movie to watch with your family, skip this one.


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