John Leguizamo returns to HBO in this one-man stage show to examine the world's most intimate act! SEXAHOLIX is an affectionate tale of the comic's path to maturation and the women who ... See full summary »
Adapting his Drama Desk Award-winning one-man stage show, the special leads the audience on a hilarious and touching roller-coaster ride through the highs and lows of Leguizamo's personal and professional life.
John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »
A vampire in the East Village picks up women, and while having sex with them kills them and drinks their blood. Meanwhile, a young Puerto Rican guy begins searching the Village for his sister, who is one of the vampire's victims.
Brazilian drug dealers in the lower east side of Manhattan start a war with a rival gang of Latino drug dealers. Their soldiers are Latino kids all under 17 because, as Rita La Punta says, ... See full summary »
Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to ... See full summary »
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In the spirit of "Of Mice and Men," John Leguizamo stars in his most dramatic role to date as Seymour, a mentally challenged young man living in New York. Seymour's happy New York Knicks ... See full summary »
Peter Carter follows his girlfriend home for the weekend to meet her family, but quickly finds himself in a struggle for survival when her father drags him into a group of cohorts who will lie, cheat, steal and kill to get what they want.
Linda Michelle Oliver,
The song that Pest sings during the opening sequence is an adaptation of "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang. See more »
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 »
Anything you have to say to me... you can say it in front of Malaria.
Alright. Malaria's got mossy teeth, dandruff, and a fat butt!
These jeans make me look fat!
Ah no, Malaria, your fat butt makes you look fat!
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This is one of those movies that you will find more humorous nuances in every time you see it. You may hate it the first time you see it, but it will grow on you every time you see it after that (as was the case with many for another cult movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show). True comedy is getting harder to find in movies (and has been since the 80's) but The Pest proves that there is indeed someone out there who still knows how to write a hilarious movie without retrograding to the overwhelming sexual and violent mannerisms of most movies which are degrading society today.
Kudos to John Leguizamo for a wonderful portrayal of a hyperactive, streetwise young man who uses his wits to get by in modern Miami. His physical and verbal antics kept me rolling around throughout the movie!
And Jeffrey Jones -- what else can I say? There is no better choice for the archetypical "gotta-hate-him" character who thinks he's doing the right thing but is proven wrong (as he was also in Ferris Bueller, Howard the Duck, Beetlejuice, etc.). He is simply THE MAN!!! If there is one person who deserves the popularity and money unneedingly shed on professional athletes and political figures, Jeffrey Jones is that man...
Too bad this movie had such a short theater run...I never got to see it in one because I didn't hear about it until nearly a year later. So go rent or (even better) buy the movie; I promise that, unless you have gastrointestinal problems plaguing you, you will enjoy this movie!
And in the words of Pestario, my rating is -- "nine stinky dinky!" out of ten.
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