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The Pest (1997)

 -  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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german | scam | neo nazi | disguise | hispanic | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Paul Miller:  the father of the boy going through his Bar Mitzvah rights. See more »

Goofs

After the shower, John is dancing to his closet. After he throws off his towel, the camera goes to his feet and you can see the towel is still on his body. See more »

Quotes

[singing]
Pest: I'm in the mood to scam, simply because I can.
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Spoofs I Dream of Jeannie (1965) 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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FUNNIEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!
1 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the funniest movie I've ever seen... I've seen it about 15 times and I laugh my butt every time I watch it. John Leguizamo is the greatest. This is, by far, his best movie. I love all the little things that happen throughout the movie, they're hilarious.


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