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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 &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)  »

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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John Leguizamo was actually bitten by the snake during one of the takes where the snake is slithering up his leg 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 Bonanza (1959) See more »

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Touching Me
Written and Produced by Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by U.P.F.
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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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