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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

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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Trivia

Charles Hallahan who was in this movie and in Dante's Peak were both released on the same date February 7 1997 See more »

Goofs

When Pest is having his toast with Gustav, and is presented with his weapons, the camera cuts back and forth between Pest and Gustav. Sometimes when the camera is on Gustav, you can see it is raining, even though in other shots it is a sunny day. See more »

Quotes

Pest: Of course I farted. What, you think I smell like this all the time?
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Spank It
Written by Romany Malco (as Rom Malco), John Leguizamo, Richard Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph),
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SHOOT the Director
11 January 2001 | by mr.pink-4See all my reviews

I rented this movie,,,I felt like hanging myself with the tape,but I was sure it would have been crap to,and it would have broke.This was one of the WORST movies I have ever seen,Its in my top 10 of worst movies ever.Sad to say I have seen better movies late night on HBO,You know the ones with the storyline which goes: Dancer must chace down inner city thugs,who have captured her friend who was involved in selling drugs.Those are usually the worst movies ever,but The Pest goes far beyond,,It is perhaps the most annoying movie ever made,,Sadly in 25 years it will probely be looked at as a campy,"they meant to make it bad" movie,and people will search it down and buy it up,and a special edition DVD will come out with the director saying "As I was making this film,I knew we were on to something,,John is a genious,a comedic ghandi",,There will be special deleted scense which they had "just found",which will be the worst pieces of celluloid ever shot,,What can I say ,,I mean HOW did it get as many stars as it did,,AHHHHH,,People are nuts


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