10 Ways Blank Check Changed My Life

Thursday, March 27, 2014


The acting world lost another good one this week. I'm sad to report the dad from Blank Check, James Rebhorn, passed away a few days ago. Or more recently, crazy Carrie Mathison's dad on Homeland. However you know him, he was a great actor.


Today's post is dedicated to Rebhorn. Thus I present to you, 10 Ways Blank Check Changed My Life.

1. Thanks to this movie, I will forever be obsessed with the idea of having a water slide connected from my bedroom to an outdoor pool.

2. "Macintosh" became my go-to last name when playing Barbies, dolls, or writing short stories as a kid. Everybody's last name was always Macintosh. Occasionally I would switch it up and use "McKinley."

3. I still want a pink convertible pool raft.

4. I wanted a fat old man who drives a limo as a best friend.

5. I will always aspire to live in a castle house.

6. For the first time in my life I wanted to cut my hair short, dye it dark, and go by the name "Shay."

7. Inflatable sumo wrestling suits will always be entertaining for me. Always.

8. Preston's eye wear. Seriously, how cute is he?



9. I suddenly wanted to become a thief. Let's just say unattended check books weren't safe around me for a few years.

10. This movie reminded me nothing is impossible.

*After further research this post is also dedicated to Preston. Apparently life wasn't all roses after this movie after all.




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44 comments:

  1. I have no idea what movie this is...

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    1. WHAT! How?! This movie was right up there with Smart House, Suzie Q, and The Luck of the Irish. Gotta love Disney Original Movies.

      xo Denise
      (a.k.a. "Kid of the 90s") lol

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  2. I'm still obsessed with that slide idea! It's just genius.

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  3. You need to find it and watch it immediately!

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  4. I suck at movies. When I read this title I was legitimately thinking of a "blank check". Never heard of this before!!

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  5. I was obsessed with this movie when I was a kid. We taped it from the Disney Channel and my brother and I watched it waaay too often! Thanks for the flashback. ;) And whoa, what the heck happened to him?! He looks scary!

    xo Always, Abby

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  6. OMG I love that you remember this movie! And dude- what happened to that kid?

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  7. I was obsessed with this movie and Smart House..I think I still have them recorded on a VHS somewhere! After I became obsessed my parents got me a kids checkbook and I spent a few years writing fake checks to my family at every gathering

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  8. oh my god preston... nooooo! and blank check was freaking fabulous.

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  9. Oh my god I LOVED that movie! And he looks like he became a total creep!

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  10. I think the best part was that he did all of the things he did with a million dollars. While my personal bank account found greatly benefit from a cool mill, I don't think it would get me nearly as far as it did Preston. I mean...a bedroom-to-pool waterslide probably costs a pretty penny.

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  11. holy...what happened to him?!!

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  12. oh my gosh, I loved this movie!!! Pink limo raft? Yes please!

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  13. haha my goodness, things really didn't end well for him!

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  14. ahh oh no, child actor life wasn't suited for him!

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  15. I remember that movie... hadn't thought about it in years! So... never realized this before, but isn't Preston also the little brother from Family Ties? Andy I think his name was??

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  16. I love Blank Check!!! Poor Preston. It looks like he needed another blank check to help him turn his life around.

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  17. OMG I was obsessed with this movie as a kid!

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  18. best movie EVER. we probably watched it at least two times a week when we bought it. oh, the joys of movies on vhs. c:

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  19. I LOVED this movie as a kid. You're right...every house should come with an indoor water slide!

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  20. I loved this movie!!! I actually think about this movie from time to time. Wishing some rich guy would just write me a blank check.

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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  21. I loved this movie when I was kid and watched it every time it came on TV!

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  22. How have I not seen this movie?? It looks hilarious. And when I saw the "before" picture of Preston I thought it was a young Clay Aiken...

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  23. Oh my stars. My maiden name is Stanley and I wanted SO bad to change my name to Shea!
    That breaks my heart a little about Preston!

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  24. 1) I LOVED that movie. 2)WTF happened to him?

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  25. Just when I thought I couldn't love you anymore...Talk about TBT! Loved this movie!

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  26. Man, that movie was awesome. I thought that surely by the time I’m an adult, I’ll be able to afford a slide from my bedroom to the pool. That’s just how adults roll, right? Sadly, no:)

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  27. Best part of this post: the mug shot. Brilliant.

    Because of Blank Check I always thought that you could just steal a check and write 1 million dollars on it and boom.. you'd get the money, no problem. Silly, silly rabbit.

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  28. I loved that movie. I bet I watched it a billion times when I was young!!

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  29. I loved that movie!! I always wanted a blank check.
    Can't believe how he turned out!

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  30. OH MY GOSH I COMPLETELY FORGOT ABOUT THIS MOVIE. YESSSS.

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  31. If you get to see this..I have a brand new pink cadillac pool float for sale..I bought 5 of them over 20 years ago...As a resident of ocean beach NY..a friend of mine hooked up a battery powered mooring motor, and I drove it on the gteat south bay...google....pink cadillac fire island...if you're still interested my email...bluesman2005@aol.com

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