After a bike accident, a young boy inadvertently gains possession of a check for $1 million and proceeds to spend it, unaware that the gangsters to whom it belongs 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 lives out his 12-year-old fantasies by spending a million dollars in 6 days, but he quickly realizes he can't quite handle the consequences. Miguel Ferrer and Brian Bonsall star in this 1994 kid classic that will leave you asking, "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 »

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Trivia

Karen Duffy also played a character named Shay in Dumb & Dumber the same year. Both films involved a briefcase full of money as a plot element, but unlike this Film Karen Duffy was one of the Antagonists In Dumb and Dumber (1994). See more »

Goofs

Indiana must sure have some odd weather, like in August. In some scenes we see Preston on the water slide and his pool, but yet others he's wearing a jacket and long sleeves. See more »

Quotes

Preston Waters: When will I see you again?
Shay Stanley: Why don't you give me a call in, let's say 10 years.
Preston Waters: Five.
Shay Stanley: Seven.
Preston Waters: Six.
Shay Stanley: Okay it's a date.
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Connections

References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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Proud to be Loud
Written by Marc Ferrari
Performed by Marc Ferrari
Courtesy of Red Engine Music
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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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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,411,897, 13 February 1994

Gross USA:

$30,577,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,577,969
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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