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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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Taglines:

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

Gross USA:

$3,600,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,600,616
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Bar Katz wrote the screenplay in three days. 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

Pest: Of course I farted. What, you think I smell like this all the time?
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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I Love Rock n' Roll
Written by Jake Hooker (as J. Hooker) and Alan Merrill (as A. Merrill)
Produced by Richard Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by Harry Truman's Outhouse
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Destroy this movie before you ever watch it.
17 July 2004 | by xx_succubus_xxSee all my reviews

I watched "The Pest" at a friend's sleepover and let me tell you,it was excruciatingly painful to get through the first half-an-hour.Thankfully I was tired and fell asleep through most of it. I found this movie to be disgusting,crude,obnoxious,idiotic and I wanted to gauge my eyes out. It surprised me that John Leguizamo...A man capable of better roles and a good actor...would degrade himself so much by playing the part of The Pest.

Pest is right...This movie is a pest and it should definitely be terminated.....0.00001/10


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