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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Carvey ... Pistachio Disguisey
Jennifer Esposito ... Jennifer Baker
Harold Gould ... Grandfather Disguisey
James Brolin ... Fabbrizio Disguisey
Brent Spiner ... Devlin Bowman
Austin Wolff Austin Wolff ... Barney Baker
Edie McClurg ... Mother Disguisey
Maria Canals-Barrera ... Sophia (as Maria Canals)
Robert Machray ... Texas Man
Michael Bailey Smith ... Henchman
Rachel Lederman Rachel Lederman ... Texas Wife
Vincent Riverside ... Henchman
Mark Devine ... Trent
Kenan Thompson ... Kenan
Jay Johnston ... Rex
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meister der Verwandlung See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carvey portrayed former President George H.W. Bush during his tenure on Saturday Night Live (1975). In this film, he plays former President George W. Bush at the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Grandfather gives Pistachio the "nest in a box", the shots change. One is the tables with the red tablecloth, which we see at the beginning. At a different angle, we see tables with tan tablecloths. See more »

Quotes

[after reading a chapter about finding Mama and Papa in the pop-up book]
Pistachio Disguisey: That's one specific farmer.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Scarface (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Double Dutch Bus
Written by William A. Bloom and Franklyn Leon Smith
Produced by Damon Elliott
Performed by Devin Vasquez
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Embarrassing
10 October 2006 | by johnmichael-2See 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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