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The Master of Disguise (2002)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  2 August 2002 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Family

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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:

$24,194 (South Africa) (7 March 2003)
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To date, Dana Carvey's last starring role in a film. See more »

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When Pistachio, as the "Cherry Pie Man", is fighting the two henchmen, the cherries he spits are flying at the "henchies" from two visibly different angles. See more »

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Grandfather Disguisey: Who are you now?
Pistachio Disguisey: The question is not who I am, the question is who are you? I'm Prince LaIi Jhamba from the Ringy Dingy Heights near Bombay, Calcutta and New Delhi, India. India. India.
Grandfather Disguisey: It's time to test that.
Pistachio Disguisey: What is it?
[Grandfather Disguisey opens basket]
Pistachio Disguisey: That is a big reptile.Not a problem.
[Plays recorder]
Pistachio Disguisey: Oh, yes. He wouldn't hurt anybody now.I'm going to call him Buttercup! So cute, eh?
Grandfather Disguisey: Energico! God help me, I love it!
Pistachio Disguisey: [Dangling cheese above reptile] You like the cheese. Go get the cheese,...
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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 »

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Dana, what in goodness name were you THINKING?!??!?!
7 August 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Oh my....was this a stinker.

I tired to give it as much of a chance as possible because..you cannot believe everything you read from critics..and you cannot believe everything you hear.

With "the Master of Disguise", you can. This was awful. I don't really think they meant it to be awful, I mean the story sounded good, I'm sure...on paper..to a bunch of film executives who were drunk at the time they heard it. Then it probably got by a bunch of other folks in various forms of development who thought, "This could really be a silly little film that would catch on". But it wasn't and didn't.

In some other universe, I wish there was a better script to punch up the story but they relied too much on Dana's characters that were god-awful and unfunny. This movie was painful to watch -- painful to see talented people on film in a very untalented movie. Someone should have pulled the plug..ceased production for a decade..something..anything.

But here we are. This is a major pass..under any circumstance.


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