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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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Disguise The Limit. See more »


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meister der Verwandlung  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$24,194 (South Africa) (7 March 2003)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scene at the Turtle Club happened to be filming on September 11, 2001. When word of the terrorist attacks reached the set, the cast and crew observed a moment of silence. See more »


When Pistachio gets out of the cherry pie, he is covered in cherries and cherry juice, yet when he runs away from the guards, he leaves no cherry juice footprints. See more »


Pistachio Disguisey: It's so crazy, it just might work!
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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 »


References Scooby-Doo (2002) See more »


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Written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan (as Frankie Sullivan III)
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10 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough that I got to watch this film on a road trip in someone else's car, as opposed to wasting 90 minutes of my own time (as well as a couple bucks). If you are forced to watch this film, that is probably the only time you should waste watching it. It tries to be funny, but fails miserably. I believe one review I read of it said that it disguised its funny moments better than the main character disguised himself. Sadly, that's the complete truth. Adults, you will find nothing here that's amusing, unless you're really into totally lame, flat jokes. Kids, you will neither find anything amusing in the movie, as the actors are not funny enough to entice any one of any age. The direction was also poor, and the crude humor was (as is in most movies) pointless and dumb. I felt embarrassed just watching it. Skip this movie, and you will miss nothing.

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