The Master of Disguise

August 2nd, 2002


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Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito and Brandon Molale in The Master of Disguise

An Italian waiter fights off a criminal mastermind with his inherited powers of disguise.

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 3.0/10 (11,653 voted)

Critic's Score: 12/100

Director: Perry Andelin Blake

Stars: Dana Carvey, Brent Spiner, Jennifer Esposito

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!

Writers: Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg

Dana Carvey - Pistachio Disguisey
Brent Spiner - Devlin Bowman
Jennifer Esposito - Jennifer Baker
Harold Gould - Grandfather Disguisey
James Brolin - Fabbrizio Disguisey
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 - Texas Wife
Vincent Riverside - Henchman
Mark Devine - Trent
Kenan Thompson - Kenan
Jay Johnston - Rex

Taglines: Disguise The Limit.


Official Website: Sony [United States] - trailer, synopsis, etc. |

Release Date: 2 August 2002

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,554,650 (USA) (4 August 2002) (2565 Screens)

Gross: $40,363,530 (USA) (24 November 2002)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The role of Pistachio Disguisey was originally offered to Jim Carrey

Continuity: After the fight in the restaurant, Jennifer is standing by the table with nothing in her hands. As they turn to leave she suddenly holds an envelope.

Devlin Bowman: [Speaking to Jennifer] No need to bring anything...
Pistachio Disguisey: [as Gammy Num-Nums] We don't want to go anywhere with you, Melon Head!

User Review

Completely silly, completely stupid, completely hilarious


I have to say, I'm a little dissapointed that everyone's ripping this movie to pieces. Granted... the story makes very little sense (this didn't seem to stop Austin Powers 3 from getting rave reviews), but you know what? So what? This film is a fast-paced kid's movie and there's only one reason to see it: Dana Carvey. He's absolutely brilliant. He creates one of his best characters ever (The Turtle) and does some of his best impersonations ever as well (Robert Shaw from "Jaws" was a personal highlight of mine.)

When I saw this film, everyone in the theater laughed the whole way through. This is a film that will completely go over your head if you try to intellectualize it. It's just good, dumb fun. It reminds me a bit of those really insane 60s comedies, except that it's for kids. I have a feeling that this film will come to be appreciated over time on video and tv.