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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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >Adam "Mr. Movie" Hakari <>

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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Monello flagello  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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1.85 : 1
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David Bar Katz wrote the screenplay in three days. See more »


In the scene where Pest's Chinese boss is walking him to the office phone, Pest's hair is messy and bushy, but when he turns around and into the phone booth, his hair is perfect again. See more »


Pest: Love, peace and chicken grease.
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Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »


Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
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The Most Unfunny 'Comedy' I Have Ever Seen
31 May 2003 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

I can't believe that there are people out there who voted 10 for this garbage! Have any of you gained access to a computer in the madhouse where you are undoubtably kept, or is there a special colony where especially crass people are secretly imprisoned that I don't know about?

If I was to say what I really thought of this film, none of it would get published.

To begin with its 'star' is a no talent idiot who acts like a bad impersonator of Jim Carrey who has hoovered enough angel dust up his nose to resurface the Sahara desert. His name will be a total guarantee that I will not watch a future film with him in it - even if he plays a rock hidden by a crowd.

As for the 'plot'. One more crime that we can chalk up to the Nazis is that they were so awful that they can be considered fair game as 'baddies' in tripe like this; mere criminals and murderers would have the audience on their side in a trice.

To the people who made this movie - Give up making films and if not then confine yourself to making advertisements, where your efforts will at least have the virtue of being fleeting in duration.

Finally, a criticism of IMDB - Why don't you have the facility to vote 'Zero' for a film? Or perhaps not. To express my contempt for this tripe I would then have to vote double zero, or something.

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