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The Master of Disguise

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The Master of Disguise

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
80 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/02/02
performer:
Dana Carvey, Erick Avari, James Brolin, Mark Devine, Jennifer Esposito, Brent Spiner
guest performer:
Bo Derek, Jesse Ventura
director:
Perry Andelin Blake
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a D-

No doubt Dana Carvey envisioned the chameleonesque Pistachio Disguisey as his Austin Powers. Instead, it’s just his Pistachio Disguisey, a woefully unfunny character in The Master of Disguise, a clueless comedy about a klutzy waiter who must master the family disguise trade to rescue his crime-fighter father (James Brolin) from a flatulent villain (Brent Spiner). Few of Carvey’s disguises (including Turtle Guy and Al Pacino circa ‘Scarface’) make much of an impression, and for adults who remember Carvey’s ”Saturday Night Live” heyday, ”Master” is, to quote his Ross Perot, ”just sad.”