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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 »

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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, 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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This movie was in theaters for only one week. 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

Mr. Cheung: You know, you don't even look Chinese. You look like Moe from Three Stooges. I fire your ass!
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Connections

Version of Lethal Woman (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Paris Techno
Written and Produced by Richard Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by Not Picasso
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What A Masterpiece!
3 August 2006 | by londonmarcio1See all my reviews

This is by far the most genius compilation of impressions and comedy all rolled into one fantastic film. unfortunately there will be no sequel to this film however i don't mind watching it again and again considering the intense caliber of this masterpiece. The acting was astonishing and the characters were portrayed extremely well. Although some parts of the movie may have seemed ridiculous, they just added to the comedy, making it more enjoyable. For all you haters out there go read a book, or count your snot collection, until you find a decent sense of humor. until next time, if you don't have anything good to say eat a donut. that way we don't have to listen to you


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