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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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Trivia

David Bar Katz:  the writer appears as the man outside the Paris Club, who says, "Parties are never "mad", they're angry." 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

Pest: So... uh... what was your snake's name?
Himmel: Cocteau.
Pest: [nervously] Coc-teau? Like the French playwright?
Himmel: Nein... After my two favorite body parts.
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Version of A Game of Death (1945) See more »

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I Love Rock n' Roll
Written by Jake Hooker (as J. Hooker) and Alan Merrill (as A. Merrill)
Produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by Harry Truman's Outhouse
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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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