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Blank Check (1994)

A young boy inadvertently gains possession of a check for one million dollars, which he proceeds to spend, unaware that the gangsters it belongs to are in pursuit.

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After committing check fraud, Preston Waters begins to live out his 12 year old fantasies by spending a million dollars in six days. But when it came to being an adult, he quickly realized that he didn't quite fit the bill. Miguel Ferrer and Brian Bonsall star in this 1994 kid classic that will leave you asking the question "why didn't this kid get grounded?"

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money | check | gangster | bank | boy | See All (50) »

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He knew what to do with a million bucks. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | 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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$30,577,969 (USA)
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Trivia

Both Karen Duffy (Shay)and Tone Loc (Juice)appeared in different Jim Carrey films the same year: Duffy in Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Loc in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). See more »

Goofs

Nearly the entire crew can be see reflected in the window when Preston is being made fun of by his brothers on the go kart track. See more »

Quotes

Henry: Get yourself some flowers, good clothes, good food, a car, and learn how to use words like 'non-committal', and you are a date and a half, Man.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

GIMME BACK MY GROOVE
Written by Robin Kreinces and Warren Rosenstein
Performed by MMC
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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Far-fetched but acceptable
23 November 2005 | by (Klagenfurt, Austria) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I remember this one! Many years since I actually watched it. The story was entirely surreal, but nonetheless great! What anyone who rates and reviews movies ought to bear in mind is what the respective movie aims at. It's the same with "First Kid", which follows a similar pattern. Certain movies - like this one here - just aim at plain and comical nonsense. Such movies can't be rated from the point of view of a hypercritical reviewer. Of course these movies lack quality, lack a sophisticated storyline, very often lack first-class acting, but if they do fulfil their primary premise - that's okay. I don't have this movie here on my list of all-time favorites, but I still thought it was funny, had some very enjoyable sequences and made a good story. Brian Bonsall is a smart actor anyway.


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