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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.

Director:

Paul Miller

Writers:

David Bar Katz (story), John Leguizamo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Leguizamo ... Pestario 'Pest' Vargas
Jeffrey Jones ... Gustav Shank
Freddy Rodríguez ... Ninja (as Freddy Rodriguez)
Pat Skipper ... Glen Livitt
Edoardo Ballerini ... Himmel Shank
Joe Morton ... Mr. Kent
Tammy Townsend ... Xantha Kent
Aries Spears ... Chubby
Charles Hallahan ... Angus
Tom McCleister ... Leo
Ivonne Coll ... Gladyz
Jorge Luis Abreu Jorge Luis Abreu ... Piercer
Jennifer Broughton Jennifer Broughton ... Bank Employee
Yau-Gene Chan Yau-Gene Chan ... Cook (as Yau Gene Chan)
Judyann Elder ... Mrs. Kent
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sexual, scatalogical and ethnic humor | See all certifications »

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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 hunting toast on Gustav's island his glass is empty for two shots and then is full for one and becomes empty again on the fourth shot. See more »

Quotes

Himmel: You'd have to shoot me first.
[Gustav shoots Himmel]
Chubby: I can't believe you shot him.
Gustav: Ah, he's wearing a bulletproof vest.
Himmel: Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt.
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Connections

Spoofs Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
from Bonanza (1959)
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Courtesy of TeeVee Toons, Inc.
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User Reviews

Mad Excellent, Mad Excellent
6 February 2000 | by rabbit91See all my reviews

I love this movie it is my second favourite comedy movie of all time. This movie is definitely not for film snobs who would probably deny the brilliance of this film even though it follows in the comedic direction of the pink panther films. Please please see it! *****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Monello flagello See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,817,278, 9 February 1997

Gross USA:

$3,600,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,600,616
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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