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The Pest (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 February 1997 (USA)
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A Miami con man agrees to be the human target for a Neo-Nazi manhunter, in order to collect $50,000 if he survives.

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Miami scam artist Pest Vargas is on the run from the Scottish mob and a German headhunter, the mob after 50,000 dollars, the German guy after his head. Pest dons many disguises in an attempt to evade their clutches. Written by Adam "Mr. Movie" Hakari <spotlite@chibardun.net>

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What kind of freakazoid would let someone hunt him just to collect $50,000? Next question.

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual, scatalogical and ethnic humor | See all certifications »

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7 February 1997 (USA)  »

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Monello flagello  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,817,278 (USA) (7 February 1997)

Gross:

$3,506,206 (USA) (21 March 1997)
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Trivia

David Bar Katz wrote the screenplay in three days. See more »

Goofs

When Pest is at Gustav's for the first time, he has a cigar in his left hand. In the very next shot, it has jumped to his right. See more »

Quotes

Angus: Today is Monday. I want all the money you owe me by Wednesday or I'm going to kill your whole family.
Pest: How 'bout Thursday and you just take out a cousin?
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Referenced in Showbiz Today: Episode dated 7 February 1997 (1997) See more »

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Get Me Out of Here
Written by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph), Michael Sembello and Chris Papastephanou
Produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by U.P.F.
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What A Masterpiece!
3 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is by far the most genius compilation of impressions and comedy all rolled into one fantastic film. unfortunately there will be no sequel to this film however i don't mind watching it again and again considering the intense caliber of this masterpiece. The acting was astonishing and the characters were portrayed extremely well. Although some parts of the movie may have seemed ridiculous, they just added to the comedy, making it more enjoyable. For all you haters out there go read a book, or count your snot collection, until you find a decent sense of humor. until next time, if you don't have anything good to say eat a donut. that way we don't have to listen to you


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