It's a chase, a hunt, a party and a riot in Miami s colorful South Beach as John Leguizamo stars as Pestario "Pest" Vargas, a chameleon-like con artist who can go from being a fast-talking Chinese delivery boy to an unorthodox Orthodox Rabbi in the blink of an eye. It's an ability that usually gets him out of any jam, but Pest will need every face he's got once he attracts the attention of Gustav Shank (Jeffrey Jones), the crazy German who is hunting him (for his head), and the mob (the Scottish mob, that is), who want the $50,000 he owes them. It's an all-out, knock-down, drag-out to the finish, but Pest will do whatever it takes to outrun the psycho hunters and Scottish mobsters and make it to his African American girlfriend's house in time for dinner with her parents-no matter who's offended in the process.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: The Pest aims for zany comedy with social commentary, misses, and lands squarely at offensive misfire thanks to John Leguizamo's over-caffeinated performance and a script laden with stereotypes.
Cast & Crew
- Raid Productions, Inc.; The Bubble Factory
- © 1997 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Dolby 5.1, Stereo, CC)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.