The Pest Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Leguizamo, Jeffery Jones, Edoardo Ballerini, Aries Spears, Freddy Rodriguez, Joe Morton

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Pestario “Pest” Vargas, a flighty scam artist owing money to local Miami gangsters, spots a classified ad offering $50,000. Hoping to settle his debt before the Scottish mob kill him, it turns out that he must survive 24 hours while being hunted by an eccentric millionaire named Gustav Shank (Jones) to get paid. He submits himself to various physical and mental stress tests to determine his qualifications. He meets Gustav's effeminate son Himmel (Ballerini) after being flown by helicopter to Shank's private island, but has second thoughts about being used as game for the nutty hunter. Himmel has issues with his father and would rather not be a part of the hunt for Pest.
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Pest evades Shank's bullets, missiles, and snares before deciding to get off the island. With Himmel's help he takes a powerboat and escapes, swimming the last mile or two back to Miami.

Amazingly he swims right to where his friends Chubby (Spears) and Ninja (Rodriguez) are hanging out in South Beach. Pest seems out of his mind with the crazy story of being hunted for money but his pals eventually believe him. He uses several ethnic disguises posing as Japanese, African-American, and Jewish individuals to elude Shank who is running amok in Miami desperate to do away with him. His friends assist Pest in staying alive long enough to win the bet, and the money.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Fletcher

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   gangsters/crime How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


Island?    -   Yes Island:    -   mean guy who wants to hunt/mutate    -   Atlantic Ocean Island Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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