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Blank Check (1994)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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money | check | bank | gangster | computer | See more »

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He knew what to do with a million bucks. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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11 February 1994 (USA)  »

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$30,577,969 (USA)
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Trivia

The sequence on the video wall of the virtual reality room is from animated short "Franken's Gears" from the collection Robot Carnival (1987). See more »

Goofs

The license plate on the limo reads "EZ-LIFE" as the car pulls away from the water fountain scene. Once the driver drops off Shay and pulls away the license is a numerical one. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne: [Preston showing her money] Oh my gosh will you look at that! Look at all that money! You've got to be careful. Someone could just rip you off.
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Features Robot Carnival (1987) See more »

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I'LL WAIT
Written by Taylor Dayne, Shep Pettibone, and Tony Shimkin
Performed by Taylor Dayne
Courtesy of Arista Records
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Former child star proves his worth in this light tale
13 June 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Little Preston Waters (Brian Bonsall) is down on his luck. He needs money. Badly. He attends a little brat's birthday party and after seeing all his big-spending friends and the birthday boy, decides it's time for a change. Now we know his own special day is approaching. His thrifty father provides him with an $11 check, and as he goes down to his local bank to cash it, a recently-released thief named Carl Quigley(played convincingly by Miguel Ferrer) runs over his little bicycle. Eager to avoid the police, Quigley gives the kid a blank check and takes off. The check has fallen into the wrong hands, as Preston fills it in for a cool $1m and what do you know, has no trouble cashing it! Things get worse for the boy after a spending spree, as the money will eventually disappear, and a certain someone will be longing for that fortune.

I enjoyed Brian Bonsall's and Karen Duffy's little friendship, along with friendly limousine driver Rick Ducommun, but the plot is way too basic, and my opinion remains the same now, as it did in 1994, when I first saw the film.


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