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Blank Check (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  11 February 1994 (USA)
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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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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 »

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The blank check his grandmother sends him changes between shots. Most noticeable the name Preston. See more »

Quotes

Biderman: What do you expect?
Carl Quigley: What I expect is that if I give someone a million dollars and I come back the next day, I find the million dollars. That's what I expect!
Biderman: Carl, I'm not a magician okay.
Carl Quigley: So you can make it disappear but you can't make it reappear is that it?
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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Blank Check (2009) See more »

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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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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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