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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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Quick thinking landed him a million bucks... now everybody's after 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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Preston places the backpack on the desk and opens it, the bank manager turns to get the money out of the safe and Preston puts the bag on the desk again. 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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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

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HEAVEN
Written by Rymes with Orange
Performed by Rymes with Orange
Courtesy of Citrus Soul Productions, Ltd.
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Fair Home Alone Clone
29 January 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Blank Check (1994)

** (out of 4)

Preston Waters (Brian Bonsall) stumbles across a check for one million dollars so obviously he cashes it and begins to live the high life. What he didn't realize is that the check was meant for gangsters and soon they're coming after him.

BLANK CHECK is a decent kids movie that has an obvious set-up and then turns into yet another clone of HOME ALONE. If you're a kid then you can easily connect to the lead in this film and I'm sure young minds will have fun with the idea of getting a blank check and getting to have fun with it buying whatever you want.

The story is a pretty easy set-up and for the most part the film has enough laughs and adventure to where I'm sure kids will enjoy it. As far as the adults watching, there's nothing awful about the picture but there's no question that it lacks any real imagination and the HOME ALONE clone just doesn't have many laughs going for it.

BLANK CHECK is a decent kids film that younger people should enjoy but the adults might be looking at their watches a few times.


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