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The Pest (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 February 1997 (USA)
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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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 wrote the screenplay in three days. See more »

Goofs

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 hope you get violated by pig monkey men in the woods.
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Version of A Game of Death (1945) 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 Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph) and Michael Sembello
Performed by Harry Truman's Outhouse
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Hints of genius few and far in between.
20 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Obviously this didn't win any awards for excellency, but it wasn't that horrible of a movie either. It showed bits and pieces of comedic genius mixed in with lowbrow and downright idiotic slapstick. Could this be a deeper and uncomfortable view into the twisted mind of Leguizamo (who must have been on a diet of sugar and caffeine throughout the filming of The Pest)? For what it's worth, about 20 minutes into the movie I wanted to kill his character, Pest. Hopefully that's what the writer intended... It was worth the $1.50 I paid for it, but it wouldn't last 1 second against true comedic genius like Pee Wee's Big Adventure.


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