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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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When Preston Waters sees an opportunity, he takes 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 amusement park is Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas. See more »

Goofs

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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Carl Quigley: I worked hard to steal that money and you went and gave it to some zit faced little kid?
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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HEAVEN
Written by Rymes with Orange
Performed by Rymes with Orange
Courtesy of Citrus Soul Productions, Ltd.
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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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