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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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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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Comedy

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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:

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

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$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

When Pest is having his toast with Gustav, and is presented with his weapons, the camera cuts back and forth between Pest and Gustav. Sometimes when the camera is on Gustav, you can see it is raining, even though in other shots it is a sunny day. See more »

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[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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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Chris Papastephanou
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Fast Paced Comedy
14 May 1999 | by (North Carolina, NC) – See all my reviews

I found this movie Very enjoyable. I was laughing out loud and I really enjoyed the humor of it. If you are familiar with John Leguizamo's comedy and you are a fan of it this movie is a must see. It is a take on the novel "The Most Dangerous Game" and it focuses on the event's Pestario (Leguizamo) must overcome such as the fact the Scottish mob is after him, a crazy German nazi, Gustav, (Jeffrey Jones) is hunting him, and Gustav's homosexual son ,Himmel (Edoardo Ballerini), who is obsessed with "snakes", is obsessed with him too! This comedy moves fast yet is highly enjoyable!


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