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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 &view=simple&sort=alpha" >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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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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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

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 »

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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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Oye Querido
Written and Produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by Alfredo "Loco 47" Rubalcava and Maya Rudolph
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A different type of comedy
6 March 2003 | by (York, PA) – See all my reviews

The pest is a unique movie in that it is ridiculous as possible, yet in all honesty I was entertained by it. This movie is a really bad version of the story "A Most Dangerous Game".

As bad as this movie is it is entertaining to some extent.

There is a great scene when the pest is being hunted by the Scottish mob regarding the birthday of a famous Scotsman which is just so absurd that I could not help laughing.

This is not a great movie... in fact it IS a bad movie, one that you're likely to see in the $5.00 bin at walmart. But for a cheap laugh (and with disturbing foresight into the future of slang) it's worth seeing at least once.


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