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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 All (50) »

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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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$30,577,969 (USA)
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Trivia

Preston's computer program tells him it will take 342,506 years for his birthday check to reach a $1,000,000 balance. In reality, compounded annually, $11 will reach $1M at the end of 337 years. See more »

Goofs

The remote control near the end of the movie in Preston's mansion is smashed into pieces, and later back to its previous condition. See more »

Quotes

Carl Quigley: So where you gonna find a kid, Mr. Family Man?
Biderman: Newspapers.
Carl Quigley: You want me to advertise? Is that it?
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WILD OBSESSION
Written by Steve Diamond, Mick Criepps, Tracii Guns, 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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If not a guilty pleasure for you, expect a child's Disney movie (and nothing else)
17 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The summary says it all. Blank Check is just one of those movies.

The story follows Preston, a young boy who obsesses over money just as quickly as he spends it. One day Preston is riding his bike around, and thus the story begins. He's struck by a car, and although he's okay the driver hands him a blank check to avoid any trouble. Preston goes ahead and fills in one million dollars for that check and manages to cash it and purchase a house and several other excessively self-indulgent items. The man who hit Preston, Quigley, has a darker and more dangerous history and is far from happy when he realized one million is missing from a money scandal he's involved in. The story follows Preston as his greed with money leads him down a tunnel that grows only deeper and deeper. As he makes up lies for spending so much time at a mansion that his parents don't realize he owns and manipulates others around him, Quigley embarks on a journey to hunt down the man (or boy) that took his money.

Blank Check is not realistic and is completely implausible in real life. We all have our own little guilty pleasure movies, whether its Spice Girls or Power Rangers or Rugrats or Blank Check. If this movie doesn't become one of those guilty pleasures, chances are you won't enjoy it and will find it shallow and worthy of several "Oh, yeah right"s.

Needless to say, this is a good family film. Any parents out there should be able to put up with it and kids 12 and under will probably enjoy it.


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