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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 | bank | gangster | computer | See All (49) »

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When Preston Waters sees an opportunity, he takes it. 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

In the scene where Quigley interrogates Beederman at the bank, you can see that Juice has a watch on his left arm. But at the end of that scene where Juice grabs Beederman his watch is on the right arm. See more »

Quotes

Carl Quigley: Hey, Applesauce, what's with the long fance my man? I just bought your pad, you got some cash. Sucasa is about to become micasa. A groovin' thing, Man.
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Features Robot Carnival (1987) See more »

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WILD OBSESSION
Written by Steve Diamond, Mick Cripps (as Mick Criepps), Tracii Guns (as Traci Gunns), 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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If not a guilty pleasure for you, expect a child's Disney movie (and nothing else)
17 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The summary says it all. Blank Check is just one of those movies.

The story follows Preston, a young boy who obsesses over money just as quickly as he spends it. One day Preston is riding his bike around, and thus the story begins. He's struck by a car, and although he's okay the driver hands him a blank check to avoid any trouble. Preston goes ahead and fills in one million dollars for that check and manages to cash it and purchase a house and several other excessively self-indulgent items. The man who hit Preston, Quigley, has a darker and more dangerous history and is far from happy when he realized one million is missing from a money scandal he's involved in. The story follows Preston as his greed with money leads him down a tunnel that grows only deeper and deeper. As he makes up lies for spending so much time at a mansion that his parents don't realize he owns and manipulates others around him, Quigley embarks on a journey to hunt down the man (or boy) that took his money.

Blank Check is not realistic and is completely implausible in real life. We all have our own little guilty pleasure movies, whether its Spice Girls or Power Rangers or Rugrats or Blank Check. If this movie doesn't become one of those guilty pleasures, chances are you won't enjoy it and will find it shallow and worthy of several "Oh, yeah right"s.

Needless to say, this is a good family film. Any parents out there should be able to put up with it and kids 12 and under will probably enjoy it.


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