The Master of DisguiseAugust 2, 2002
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
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
(as Maria Canals)
Michael Bailey Smith
Disguise The Limit.
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Release Date: 2 August 2002
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,554,650
(4 August 2002)
(24 November 2002)
Did You Know?
The role of Pistachio Disguisey was originally offered to Jim Carrey
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.
[Speaking to Jennifer]
No need to bring anything…
[as Gammy Num-Nums]
We don't want to go anywhere with you, Melon Head!
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.