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The Master of Disguise (2002)

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An Italian waiter fights off a criminal mastermind with his inherited powers of disguise.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pistachio Disguisey
... Jennifer Baker
... Grandfather Disguisey
... Fabbrizio Disguisey
... Devlin Bowman
Austin Wolff ... Barney Baker
... Mother Disguisey
... Sophia (as Maria Canals)
... Texas Man
... Henchman
Rachel Lederman ... Texas Wife
... Henchman
... Trent
... Kenan
... Rex


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He can get into any disguise... getting out is another story. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures



Release Date:

2 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meister der Verwandlung  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,554,650, 4 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,363,530, 24 November 2002
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut of Jessica Lee Keller. See more »


At the start when Pistachio's dad is in the car, you see in the background that they are on a road, but when you see a wider outside shot, he isn't driving on a road. See more »


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 »


References Batman Returns (1992) See more »


Chariots Of Fire
Written by Vangelis
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A comedy that makes you wish you were dead
28 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

If I could give this movie a negative rating, I would have.

I loved Dana Carvey on SNL. He was funny, had great timing. He did a great job in the Wayne's World movies too. He worked great when his movies stayed within the 15-30 demographic.

Then he destroyed his career with the Master of Disguise.

This 'comedy' was so bad that it made me feel terrible just for watching it. I was embarrassed to be watching this movie in public. There's nothing funny about openly pitying an actor as you watch him force the run time to 80 minutes with jokes so flat they don't even register above the painfully boring dialog.

"Painful" is a good way to describe this movie. Nothing works. Sometimes you can't even tell when the jokes had happened. That's how bad they were. I watched this with my brother and found myself asking "was that supposed to be a joke?" I guess so, because it happened over and over again.

I don't find his fake Italian accent as annoying as many of the reviewers, but how the hell is repeating the word "turtle" over and over again while dressed in a turtle suit to get into a turtle club supposed to be funny, let alone plausible in the plot? Was everybody involved with the film consistently drunk as this was being made? Surely somebody must have said something like "Guys, this really sucks. Lets burn it and never speak of it again." I suggest anybody who accidentally came into possession of this bumbling nightmare do the same, to rid the world of its horrors forever.

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