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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 »

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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:

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

Dana Carvey played the drums himself for Pistachio's turtle character during the credits. 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 »

Quotes

Pistachio Disguisey: But, Papa, don't preach. I'm in trouble deep, and I'm keeping my baby.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Pistachio and the Slapping-Dummy Man having a drink as they make remarks to the emptying theater. See more »

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Referenced in The Jack and Triumph Show: Triumph Comes Home (2015) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Produced by Damon Elliott
Performed by Val C
Courtesy of Elliott Entertainment, Inc.
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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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