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The Pest (1997)

PG-13 | | 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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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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Trivia

The song that Pest sings during the opening sequence is an adaptation of "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang. 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 »

Quotes

[singing]
Pest: I'm in the mood to scam, simply because I can.
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Connections

Spoofs I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Que Pasa, Que Pasa
Written and Produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by Alfredo "Loco 47" Rubalcava and The Bossa Nova Babes
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21 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have no idea how anyone got involved in making this pitiful movie. My guess is that John Leguizamo didn't have a lawyer crafty enough to get him out of this embarrassing situation. I didn't notice this movie on the 100 Worst List, but certainly warn others to pass on this one. Don't go looking for curiosity or kitsch value either, it has none.


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