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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.

Director:

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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He knew what to do with a million bucks. 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:

Official site

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The amusement park is Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie Quigley learns that Preston has spent the entire $1 million dollars. But yet the check Preston cashes in reads August 9, 1993. This is a Monday. Later, Shay visits and asks about if Macintosh is available. Preston asks what day it is, and she replies Wednesday. Preston says no, but says he is. They go out that night and later Preston says that Friday there's gonna be a big party and Macintosh will be there. After the big party, that takes place on Friday the trio catch Preston and Quigley goes, "How could you spend $1 million in just 6 days." There is no way that 6 days could have elapsed during this time span. Only 4 days have elapsed. See more »

Quotes

[Fred Waters is determining how much to fill in the blank check Preston got from Grandma]
Sandra Waters: How much money did you get last year?
Preston Waters: A thousand.
Fred Waters: Ten dollars!
Preston Waters: Wait, Dad, what about inflation?
Fred Waters: Okay, I'll make it eleven.
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Features Robot Carnival (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

GIMME BACK MY GROOVE
Written by Robin Kreinces and Warren Rosenstein
Performed by MMC
Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
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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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