Dana Carvey ventures into the world of PG-rated, family-oriented entertainment as star and co-writer of this light adventure comedy, which requires the actor to assume more than three dozen different identities. Carvey's primary role in Master of Disguise, however, is that of Pistachio Disguisey, an ordinary waiter with a hidden, mostly untapped talent for transforming himself into any persona he wishes. When his kindly parents, Mama (Edie McClurg) and Frabbrizio (James Brolin), are kidnapped by the evil thief Devlin (Brent Spiner), the usually meek Pistachio is forced to rescue them. Enlisting the help of his grandfather (Harold Gould), Pistachio learns that he is one of a long line of family members to have the power of "Energico," a mystical means of changing one's identity to suit any given situation, and Pistachio learns to use these powers to their fullest to defeat Devlin and win back his folks. Carvey's original idea for Master of Disguise was helped to the screen by executive producer Adam Sandler, a buddy of his from their time on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 80min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/02/2002
- DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
- Distributor(s): Sony
Perry Andelin Blake
- Themes: Assumed Identities,Double Life,Heroic Mission,Kidnapping
- Tone: Bright,Goofy,Light,Madcap,Silly
waiter/waitress, disguise, grandfather, kidnapping, parent, rescue, waiter
- Country of Origin: USA (08-02-2002)
- Language: English