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?"
Mary Chris Wall, Angee Hughes, and Alex Morris all performed as regular characters on the Public Broadcasting Service's weekday television series Wishbone (1995) after acting in this film. See more »
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[bumps into Juice who gets distracted by a cute lady]
YO MAN! Why don't you watch where you're going? How could you mess up a wonderful view for me?
[tries to get back pack]
[picks it up but gives it back]
What are you doing out of school, yo? You know you should be in school.
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This is an obvious attempt to rip off 'Home Alone' and 'Richie Rich', which, coincidentally, both star Macaulay Culkin. If Culkin were young enough to play this part, I have no doubt he'd pull it off, if he did play it. In the case of the Home Alone-rip-off, instead of robbers you have money launderers. Preston's family is similar to that of Home Alone's: His brothers hate him (or at least act like they do). You've got all the elements here for a movie about a kid living in an adult world, except for one thing: a child his own age. That is one crucial thing that's never explored or mentioned here. Just think of the comic possibilities of the movie if he were trying to impress someone his own age, or at least slightly older. But those are just suggestions in an otherwise hilarious family comedy! *** out of ****
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