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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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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 »

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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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Trivia

Bo Derek's cameo in this film earned her a nomination as Worst Supporting Actress by the Golden Raspberry Awards. She lost to Madonna in Die Another Day (2002). 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: Can I help you?
Grandfather Disguisey: I have come to help you, Pistachio.
Pistachio Disguisey: Help me what?
Grandfather Disguisey: Find your mother and your father. My son.
Pistachio Disguisey: My father... your son... Holy canoli! You are my sister!
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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 Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Cinderella
Written by Lindy Robbins and Kevin Savigar
Performed by Play
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Getting a bad rap
15 August 2006 | by leininkSee all my reviews

I rarely comment on movies, but when I see one getting such a bad rap.... I rented this for my 2 kids ages 8 and 12, and watched it with them and my wife. We all enjoyed it, and my kids have watched it several times since. It is obvious from the get go that this is a "goofy" movie, and it succeeds greatly as such. You can see the gags coming, but that only adds to the anticipation, as the goofiness is delivered in spades. We all loved Turtleman, and many of the other nutty characters invented by Dana. It is so difficult to find a family movie that we all can enjoy, that is harmless fun, with no scariness, no mom getting killed (a la Disney), no kidnapping, etc, etc. Only wish there was a sequel!


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