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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Preston Waters
... Shay Stanley
... Fred Waters
... Sandra Waters
Michael Faustino ... Ralph Waters
... Damian Waters
... Quigley
... Biderman
... Juice
... Henry
... Butch
... Riggs (as Alex Allen Morris)
... Yvonne
Michael Polk ... Yvonne's Assistant
Lu Leonard ... Udowitz
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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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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
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Trivia

Both Karen Duffy (Shay)and Tone Loc (Juice)appeared in different Jim Carrey films the same year: Duffy in Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Loc in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). See more »

Goofs

The remote control near the end of the movie in Preston's mansion is smashed into pieces, and later back to its previous condition. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne: [Preston showing her money] Oh my gosh will you look at that! Look at all that money! You've got to be careful. Someone could just rip you off.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode dated 9 April 1994 (1994) See more »

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WONDERMAN
Written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass, and Rob Manzoli
Performed by Right Said Fred
Courtesy of Charisma Records America, Inc. / Gut Reaction Ltd.
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If not a guilty pleasure for you, expect a child's Disney movie (and nothing else)
17 December 2007 | by 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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