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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pestario 'Pest' Vargas
... Gustav Shank
... Ninja (as Freddy Rodriguez)
... Glen Livitt
... Himmel Shank
... Mr. Kent
... Xantha Kent
... Chubby
... Angus
... Leo
... Gladyz
Jorge Luis Abreu ... Piercer
Jennifer Broughton ... Bank Employee
Yau-Gene Chan ... Cook (as Yau Gene Chan)
... Mrs. Kent
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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,817,278, 9 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,506,206, 23 March 1997
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David Bar Katz: the writer appears as the man outside the Paris Club who says, "Parties are never "mad," they're angry." See more »

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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 »

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Pest: I'm in the mood to scam, simply because I can.
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I Like It Hot
Written and Produced by Richard Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by Not Picasso
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The Pest is an excellent comedic movie!
28 January 2003 | by See 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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