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The Master of Disguise (2002)

An Italian waiter fights off a criminal mastermind with his inherited powers of disguise.

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A sweet-natured Italian waiter named Pistachio Disguisey at his father Fabbrizio's restaurant, who happens to be a member of a family with supernatural skills of disguise. But moments later the patriarch of the Disguisey family is kidnapped Fabbrizio's former arch-enemy, Devlin Bowman, a criminal mastermind in an attempt to steal the world's most precious treasures from around the world. And it's up to Pistachio to track down Bowman and save his family before Bowman kills them! Written by Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91@yahoo.com)

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1,000 Faces... And Not A Single Clue. See more »


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Rated PG for mild language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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2 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meister der Verwandlung  »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,554,650 (USA) (2 August 2002)

Gross:

$40,363,530 (USA) (22 November 2002)
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Trivia

Dana Carvey made the film for his children because the majority of his projects were not suitable for children and so this project was made to be more family friendly. See more »

Goofs

When Pistachio and Grandfather are eating dinner, watch the cup right before he disguises himself as a maid. The next shot it has moved. See more »

Quotes

Grandfather Disguisey: When you were on the roof, did you hear something like this?
[Slaps Pistachio]
Pistachio Disguisey: Yes exactly that! But without the pain on my face. We have a clue!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits there is a book which contains three striped pages. The left pages show the cast and crew credits, the right pages figures and costumes. These stripes are turned over during the credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Stop (Doin' It)
Written by Louis Biancaniello, Anastacia (as Anastacia L. Newkirk) and Sam Watters (as Samuel Watters)
Performed by Anastacia
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Master Of Disguise...more than meets the eye.
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Sheer genius cannot even begin to properly address this cinematic achievement, to call it any less is an insult. Dana Carvey, on the surface, plays a bumbling Italian waiter who inherits the power of disguise; however, if you dig a bit deeper & peel away the layers, you'll find a motion picture which is a scathing, yet biting social political statement on society as a whole. One cannot begin to hopefully comprehend or decipher all the psychological & stereotypical boundaries this film breaks. It is a surprise to find this film in mainstream theaters as a film on this level & caliber would normally only be found in the finest arthouse theaters. If you plan on seeing Master of Disguise, I suggest keeping your afternoon free, as after viewing, no after witnessing it, you'll need the rest of the afternoon to invest in deciphering the dense narrative. Admittingly some of the jokes were over my head, but all truly great comedies take a bit of effort for comprehension. Only for serious film viewers & students of the artform as a whole.


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