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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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Taglines:

1,000 Faces... And Not A Single Clue. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$40,388,794

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,411,001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 Mr. Peru is asking the waiter for things that he doesn't have, the shrunken head in his hand disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Trent: What kind of crap are you filling his head with?
Pistachio Disguisey: Uh, the nice-ness?
Trent: "The nice-ness?" You are trying to horn in in my action, aren't cha?
Pistachio Disguisey: [Imitates Trent] You are trying to horn in in my action, aren't cha?
Trent: What?
[Looks away and back]
Trent: Are you mocking me?
Pistachio Disguisey: [Imitates Trent] What?
[Looks away and back]
Pistachio Disguisey: Are you mocking me?
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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 »

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 Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Fun
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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A bit kiddish, but it has it's moments. Hats off to Dana for a great family movie
29 July 2002 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Dana Carvey was very smart for bringing a movie to the screen like this. Barely ever to SNL veterans do family comedys, but Dana Carvey(SNL, Wayne's World) did. This movie is a bit kiddish in the jokes at times, but it has it's moments. The audience in the screening of this film laughed at a lot of hidden adult jokes, like the Geoge Bush stuff(in SNL, Dana Carvey used to impersonate the elder Bush, in MASTER OF DISGUISE, at one point he does the new Bush). Anyway, even though I doubt very much it'll do first at the box office(my theory will be goldmember, or a very close SIGNS at 1st, and Master of disguise 3rd), I'm still glad Dana could make a great kids movie, without a lot of unneccesary things in films that give it a PG-13 rating. There are a lot of films that would be great family movies, that are loaded with PG-13 material. I'm not saying all the movies should be family, I just hate when there is a really stupid kid movie, I mean take Stuart Little 1 or 2, which could be rated g, and right at the end of the first they throw in language, to give it a pg rating. They didn't even have to do that. Same with pg movies jipped to pg-13. Sometimes you don't need to do it, moviemakers, when it clearly is a kids movie, and filmmakers try to throw in things to make it pg13, when it's kiddish, and no teen's going to go see it anyway, so they're stuck with 6 year olds, going to see pg-13s! I hope that more people realize, that some movies are adult, and some are family. Don't throw things in family movies that don't need to be there, just in hopes of getting older audiences. They're still not going to go see it. But take my advice. See master of disguise, either in theaters, or on video. I saw the screening a few weeks ago, and I did laugh. Not a whole lot, but I laughed.

2.5/5 STARS


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