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The Pest (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 February 1997 (USA)
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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,817,278 (USA) (7 February 1997)

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$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 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 Surviving the Game (1994) See more »

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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Chris Papastephanou
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insulting to even an idiot's intelligence!
23 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

If you're like me, you like all movies as long as you can find some redeeming qualities in it. The Pest is devoid of anything resembling quality, it's the equivalent of going to Big Lots, which is a pretty good store usually, and buying their interpretation of a cardiac defibrillator! Lenguizamo, who can be good at times, doesn't even deserve to spelled correctly with his performance in this Razzie winner! Trashy, tacky and tasteless all describe this movie, however if you're drunk or stoned or something, it'll probably help purge the contaminants in your stomach or bowels and then provide either the DVD leaflet/VHS box to help clean up afterward, but the ultimate irony will be that that would symbolize the money you wasted on it!


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