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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

Rick Ducommun (Henry) and Karen Duffy (Shay) both appeared in Last Action Hero (1993) one year prior. See more »

Goofs

When Preston calculates the time required to accumulate one million dollars from the birthday check, the answer is in error by several times. The movie shows the time as 342,506 years. If the interest is calculated yearly, it should take 338 years, or monthly it should take 331 years and 7 months. See more »

Quotes

Carl Quigley: [observing Preston's castle] So what do you think?
Juice: Looks very nice.
[sees control pad for video game]
Juice: Yo ho, what's that?
Carl Quigley: [picks it up] I don't know. You two never saw one.
[shows it to Biderman\Juice]
Biderman: [shakes head] I have no idea.
Juice: [shrugs] Beats me.
Carl Quigley: Hey, Preston
[showing control pad]
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Connections

Referenced in Dumb and Dumber (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT)
Written by Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford
Arranged by Michael Sembello
Performed by Zendetta
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unrealistic, but fun to fantasize
7 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Eleven year old Preston Waters (Brian Bonsall) who is low kid on the family totem pole gets a lecture from his father Fred (James Rebhorn) on saving his money, while his older brothers, Ralph (Michael Faustino) and Damian (Chris Demetral), are bully brothers. The final insult arrives when Preston is invited to a friend's birthday party at an amusement park, Preston doesn't have enough money to go on any of the new cool rides. Preston wishes to the gods in heaven that he had his own money. At that point, a criminal named Quigley (Miguel Ferrer) runs over Preston's bike with his car. Eager to leave before the cops arrive, Quigley gives Preston a half written check and disappears. Preston looks down at the check and notices that the amount has not been filled in, so he completes the transaction by adding six zeroes and a one for a cold million dollars. This amount by coincidence, happens to be the exact amount that Quigley has deposited in a money laundering bank run by his partner Biderman (Michael Lerner). Preston goes to the bank, cashes the check, and purchases a mansion with all the toys he has ever wanted. Quigley and his gang want the money back, they arrive at Preston's to take back the cash. Blank Check is an entertaining fantasy movie, this would never happen in real life, but it was fun to imagine if it did. Miguel Ferrer is always a bad guy and he plays the role so well in this.


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