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Master of disguise

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Movie propaganda

He can get into any disguise... getting out is another story.

Pistachio Disguisey (Dana Carvey), a sweet-natured Italian waiter at his father Fabbrizio's (James Brolin) restaurant, can't figure out why he compulsively mimics his customers and desires to change his appearance.

What he doesn't know yet is that these traits are part of the Disguisey family secret legacy. Fabbrizio has never told his son that he comes from a long line of masters of disguise able to mask themselves as almost anyone or anything by harnessing the great power of "energico". Such a talent makes Fabbrizio the kidnapping target of his former arch-enemy Devlin Bowman (Brent Spiner), a criminal mastermind with a plot to steal the world's most precious treasures.

At first Pistachio is not very effective as he attempts to control his inherited power but soon, with the help of beautiful assistant Jennifer (Jennifer Esposito), he's spinning through a manic blur of eccentric characterisations in an attempt to track down Devlin Bowman and save his parents. But will this new Master of disguise be too late?

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy spy disguise

Persons of interest

  • Dana Carvey .... Pistachio Disguisey
  • James Brolin .... Fabbrizio Disguisey
  • Brent Spiner .... Devlin Bowman
  • Mark Devine .... Trent Hightler
  • Jennifer Esposito .... Jennifer
  • Harris Goldberg .... Screenwriter
  • Dana Carvey .... Screenwriter
  • Perry Andelin Blake .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.85:1/16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Animated menus
    • Commentaries: Dana Carvey and Perry Andelin Blake
    • Deleted scenes: Includes alternate ending and new Turtle Guy introduction
    • Featurettes:
      • Behind-the-scenes: Man of a thousand faces, The magic of disguise, Identity crisis
    • Music video: MASTER Part 2 by Play with Lil Fizz
    • Picture disc
    • Trailers: Theatrical, bonus
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, Italian, Spanish

Security censorship classification

PG (Medium level violence)

Surveillance time

80 minutes (1:20 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 1 January 2003
DVD rental: 9 July 2003
VHS rental: 9 July 2003

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