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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

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,600,616
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was in theaters for only one week. See more »

Goofs

When Himmel throws up on the Pest's face, it's covered with vomit. He turns away and then turns back with a perfectly clean face. See more »

Quotes

[after tumbling down a steep hill and banging his head against a rock]
Pest: Aaahhh, now I'm nice and limber!
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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
from Bonanza (1959)
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Courtesy of TeeVee Toons, Inc.
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The Pest is an excellent comedic movie!
28 January 2003 | by supramaxxSee all my reviews

I dont know why some people say that this movie is horrible. Its one of my favorite comedies.Leguizamo is an excellent actor he's like an hispanic Chris Tucker, One of my fave actors, The plot is excellent, and the acting is great. Leguizamo is absolutely Hilarious and everything is just so DAMN Funny. To those people who hate, please apreciate true comedic treasure when u see it. Everything is great and I love the racial slurs. To those who say only morons would watch this movie, I consider myself to be intelligent, and this movie is GREAT. If U like Chris Tucker U'll like John Leguizamo and this GREAT movie All comedies should be this damn good. SEE THIS MOVIE IF U WANT TO LAUGH!! Go out and rent it, Buy it NOW. Its one of the best comedies of the 90's. 9.5 out of 10. I know how to rate movies. Trust me, Not them.


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