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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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Rupert Wainwright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Bonsall ... Preston Waters
Karen Duffy ... Shay Stanley
James Rebhorn ... Fred Waters
Jayne Atkinson ... Sandra Waters
Michael Faustino Michael Faustino ... Ralph Waters
Chris Demetral ... Damian Waters
Miguel Ferrer ... Quigley
Michael Lerner ... Biderman
Tone Loc ... Juice
Rick Ducommun ... Henry
Alex Zuckerman ... Butch
Alex Morris ... Riggs (as Alex Allen Morris)
Debbie Allen ... Yvonne
Michael Polk Michael Polk ... Yvonne's Assistant
Lu Leonard Lu Leonard ... Udowitz
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Storyline

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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When Preston Waters sees an opportunity, he takes it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, and for some threatening situations | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blank Check See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$30,577,969
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The sequence on the video wall of the virtual reality room is from animated short "Franken's Gears" from the collection Robot Carnival (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Shay Stanley and Preston Waters are dancing in the water fountain, Shay leaves the table to go to the fountain wearing high heels. Later in the fountain and running to the car she is wearing sneakers. After she gets out of the car she is again wearing high heels. See more »

Quotes

Biderman: Wait. Quigley sent you?
Juice: That's right.
Biderman: What about the kid?
Juice: What kid, man?
Biderman: THE KID! The kid with the backpack!
Juice: Look here, man, I'm tired of telling you this.
[gestures with his index finger]
Juice: But if you don't give me the money for that check, I guarantee you there's a bullet with your name on it in this chamber.
Biderman: The kid with the backpack. The kid with the backpack! The backpack! The backpack! Shit! Oh, my god!
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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Blank Check (2009) 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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Your cynical, money-grubbing children will LOVE it!
13 October 2002 | by kevinp8192See all my reviews

Don't waste your kids' time with movies about dreams, building relationships with family, overcoming life's obstacles with the help of best friends, or how they can improve themselves through scholarship or sport!

Instead, show your little future corporate CEO or CFO this film and teach them the important values of:

* how fun it is to have valuable toys and possessions, including a go-kart track in the back yard, and your own personal waterslide!

* how money gets people to do anything you want!

* how stealing money's OK, as long as it's from the bad guys!

* a fool and his gold are soon parted (and you don't want to lose your money, do you?)

* be wary of gold digging women!

* you CAN get away with it by lying!

An official selection at the Future Corporate Leaders Film Festival, this movie will be one your kids will always cherish.


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