The Pest is a comical movie about a Miami con artist who has bitten off more than he can chew. Pest Vargas makes dealings with the wrong crowd – that being the Scottish mob to whom he owes $50,000. Managing to barely escape, he calls the head honcho, pleading to give him time. The mob does not respond so kindly. He soon agrees to be a moving target for a German headhunter. If he survives, he will receive a hefty sum to cover his debt. On the run, Pest has to masquerade various guises to make it out alive.