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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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John Leguizamo was actually bitten by the snake during one of the takes where the snake is slithering up his leg. See more »

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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 »

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[after he pees his pants from fright]
Pest: I'm sorry. I couldn't make it to the newspaper.
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

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Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet'
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Fast Paced Comedy
14 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I found this movie Very enjoyable. I was laughing out loud and I really enjoyed the humor of it. If you are familiar with John Leguizamo's comedy and you are a fan of it this movie is a must see. It is a take on the novel "The Most Dangerous Game" and it focuses on the event's Pestario (Leguizamo) must overcome such as the fact the Scottish mob is after him, a crazy German nazi, Gustav, (Jeffrey Jones) is hunting him, and Gustav's homosexual son ,Himmel (Edoardo Ballerini), who is obsessed with "snakes", is obsessed with him too! This comedy moves fast yet is highly enjoyable!


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