The Master of Disguise

August 2, 2002 0 By Fans
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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

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


(as Maria Canals)

Robert Machray

Texas Man

Michael Bailey Smith


Rachel Lederman

Texas Wife

Vincent Riverside


Mark Devine


Kenan Thompson


Jay Johnston


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


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

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

Technical Specs


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.


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.