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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 <>

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Every kid's dream... Every parents nightmare! See more »


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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Blank Check  »

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$30,577,969 (USA)

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Did You Know?


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 »


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


[Fred Waters is determining how much to fill in the blank check Preston got from Grandma]
Sandra Waters: How much money did you get last year?
Preston Waters: A thousand.
Fred Waters: Ten dollars!
Preston Waters: Wait, Dad, what about inflation?
Fred Waters: Okay, I'll make it eleven.
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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »


Written by Jeff Carruthers, Michael Egizi (as Michael Egizi), and Lord G.
Performed by MMC
Courtesy of Walt Disney 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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