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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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He can get into any disguise... getting out is another story. 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) (4 August 2002)

Gross:

$40,363,530 (USA) (24 November 2002)
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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Jessica Lee Keller. See more »

Goofs

When Pistachio and Jennifer go to the toy convention to find Bowman she says her name is Barbara, and Bowman invites her to his house. When Pistachio comes looking for her at the door (as the German Guy and the Snobby English Guy) he says he needs to talk to Jennifer Barker. Wouldn't he ask to see Barbara instead of Jennifer? Also Bowman knows her as Barbara and didn't say anything about him calling her Jennifer. See more »

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[From trailer]
Devlin Bowman: I think it's time for you to go.
Pistachio Disguisey: [Making talking gesture with hand] This is what you're doing...
[Closes hand]
Pistachio Disguisey: this is what I want you to do.
Devlin Bowman: Did you just tell me to shut up?
Pistachio Disguisey: Yes.
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits, there are scenes from a wedding between Pistachio Disguisey and Jennifer, as well as Dana Carvey hamming it up in several disguises, some 'bloopers', and Dana acting out scenes from other movies/shows. See more »

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Spoofs Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Irresistible
Written by Anders Bagge , Pam Sheyne (as Pamela Shayne), and Arnthor Birgisson
Performed by Jessica Simpson
Courtesy of Columbia 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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