Master of Disguise

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Master of Disguise ★½ 2002 (PG)

This disjointed patchwork of lame comedy routines tries to masquerade as “family friendly” entertainment, but is revealed to be a mess that kids may tolerate and parents will hate. Pistachio Disguisey (Carvey) is a waiter at his father Fabbrizio's (Brolin) restaurant, where he displays a talent for mimicking all the customers. Turns out this is a family legacy, coveted by flatulent criminal Devlin Bowman (Spiner) who kidnaps Fabbrizio. So Pistachio has to get his act together, rescue dad, and defeat Devlin. There is no saving the movie, however. Running time is actually padded with 15 minutes of credits and out-takes. 80m/C VHS, DVD . US Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, Brent Spiner, James Brolin, Edie McClurg, Harold Gould, Maria Canals, Austin Wolff; D: Perry Andelin Blake; W: Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg; C: Peter Lyons Collister; M: Marc Ellis.