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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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Every kid's dream... Every parents nightmare! 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

The amusement park is Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas. See more »

Goofs

When Preston goes to cash his million dollar check the owner of the bank gives him the money, and if you look at the bills they are all ten and five dollar bills. This means there were between 100,000 and 150,000 bills Preston would have to fit in his backpack. This is extremely unbelievable for Preston to carry; there's too many bills, and it would probably weigh a good thirty pounds as well. See more »

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Henry: Kill two birds with one stone, you heard that one? You know anybody who's actually killed one bird with one stone? Kids try it all the time. You can't hit a bird with a stone unless you have a giant rock and a little baby bird. Well anyway, a fool and his gold are soon parted. I guess that means that if you're a fool and soon your gold is gone and once it's gone, it's outta there, it's dust, it's vapour, it is no more, you are living in Brokesville, unless you have Macintosh's kind of money.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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