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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)  »

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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

Paul Miller:  the father of the boy going through his Bar Mitzvah rights. See more »

Goofs

After the shower, John is dancing to his closet. After he throws off his towel, the camera goes to his feet and you can see the towel is still on his body. See more »

Quotes

[after he pees his pants from fright]
Pest: I'm sorry. I couldn't make it to the newspaper.
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Spoofs The Little Rascals (1955) 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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Hints of genius few and far in between.
20 February 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Obviously this didn't win any awards for excellency, but it wasn't that horrible of a movie either. It showed bits and pieces of comedic genius mixed in with lowbrow and downright idiotic slapstick. Could this be a deeper and uncomfortable view into the twisted mind of Leguizamo (who must have been on a diet of sugar and caffeine throughout the filming of The Pest)? For what it's worth, about 20 minutes into the movie I wanted to kill his character, Pest. Hopefully that's what the writer intended... It was worth the $1.50 I paid for it, but it wouldn't last 1 second against true comedic genius like Pee Wee's Big Adventure.


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