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The Pest (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 February 1997 (USA)
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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Ninja (as Freddy Rodriguez)
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Glen Livitt
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Mr. Kent
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Cook (as Yau Gene Chan)
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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,817,278, 9 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,506,206, 23 March 1997
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David Bar Katz wrote the screenplay in three days. See more »

Goofs

When pest is having his hunting toast on Gustav's island his glass is empty for two shots and then is full for one and becomes empty again on the fourth shot. See more »

Quotes

[Pest and Angus speak over telephone]
Angus: You'd show more respect if we were the Italian mob.
Pest: Oh, please. Don't start that again.
Angus: Just because we're Scottish people don't take us seriously
[Pest burps into mouthpiece]
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Version of Run for the Sun (1956) See more »

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The Pest Theme
Instrumental Version
Written by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
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The Pest is an excellent comedic movie!
28 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I dont know why some people say that this movie is horrible. Its one of my favorite comedies.Leguizamo is an excellent actor he's like an hispanic Chris Tucker, One of my fave actors, The plot is excellent, and the acting is great. Leguizamo is absolutely Hilarious and everything is just so DAMN Funny. To those people who hate, please apreciate true comedic treasure when u see it. Everything is great and I love the racial slurs. To those who say only morons would watch this movie, I consider myself to be intelligent, and this movie is GREAT. If U like Chris Tucker U'll like John Leguizamo and this GREAT movie All comedies should be this damn good. SEE THIS MOVIE IF U WANT TO LAUGH!! Go out and rent it, Buy it NOW. Its one of the best comedies of the 90's. 9.5 out of 10. I know how to rate movies. Trust me, Not them.


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