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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

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 »

Goofs

When Preston places the backpack on the desk and opens it, the bank manager turns to get the money out of the safe and Preston puts the bag on the desk again. See more »

Quotes

Preston Waters: When will I see you again?
Shay Stanley: Why don't you give me a call in, let's say 10 years.
Preston Waters: Five.
Shay Stanley: Seven.
Preston Waters: Six.
Shay Stanley: Okay it's a date.
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FLAVA
Written by Jeff Carruthers, Michael Egizi (as Michael Egizi), and Lord G.
Performed by MMC
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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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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