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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

Film debut of Jessica Lee Keller. See more »

Goofs

When Pistachio is disguised as Robert Shaw, you can see a ladder that he uses later to escape. In one shot, the ladder disappears. See more »

Quotes

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

Alternate Versions

In the UK, to avoid a '12A' rating, a series of headbutts were removed. This cuts seven seconds. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Joy of Painting (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Rose Falcon and Billy Falcon
Performed by Rose Falcon
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 qtrnevermoreSee 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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