Master of Disguise

Release Date: August 2, 2002
Moved up from August 16, 2002

 Master of Disguise

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Few details are available yet regarding this developing Dana Carvey (remember him?) comedy vehicle, in which it is assumed that Carvey will portray the Master of Disguise himself.

What is known is that Carvey is co-writing the script, and SNL-alumnus savior Adam Sandler is backing the film with his bucks as executive producer. Columbia Pictures (AKA Sony) has announced that filming will begin in September of 2001, aiming for a spring 2002 release. As yet, Master of Disguise has no announced or attached supporting cast, but Perry Andelin Blake, who has previously been an art and production designer on several of Sandler's films, will break into directing with this film.

Anyone with a television and a cable hook-up that includes Comedy Central can't say that they haven't seen Dana Carvey lately, but it has been a while since Carvey shined in a starring role on the big screen. In fact, it's been nearly seven years since The Shot (remember that one?) arrived and vanished from moviegoers' memories. Considering Carvey's undeniable comedic talents, it would indeed be a shame if his best-known character, Garth in Wayne's World I and II, wound up being the landmark of his cinematic career.

Plot details are essentially non-existent right now, but the concept of a masterful artist of deception is nothing new in realm of comedic cinema, as both Chevy Chase in the Fletch series and Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther franchise exploited it to maximum farcical effect. (Cal Hubbard/BOP)

May 13, 2002

The film has now been moved up to the first weekend in August. An important addition to Master of Disguise's fact sheet is that it is being targeted as a family film. Originally scheduled for Memorial Day, it now has the first weekend of August to try to capture the attention of this lucrative market. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Master of Disguise
Main Cast Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, Mark Devine
Supporting Cast James Brolin, Bo Derek, Brent Spiner, Jesse Ventura
Director Perry Andelin Blake
Screenwriter Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg
Distributor Sony/Columbia
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site
Rating PG
Running Time 80 minutes
Screen Count 2,568
Also see Stephanie Star Smith reviews the trailer
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Master of Disguise
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Wayne's World * 2/14/9218.12 26.32 1768 10249.00 14323.9 121.70 176.83 6.72
Wayne's World 2 12/10/9313.52 19.69 2400 5633.00 7891.6 47.07 68.55 3.48
Bandits 10/12/0113.05 13.92 3207 4069.00 4177.0 41.52 44.31 3.18
Clean Slate 5/6/943.14 4.64 1457 2155.00 3063.5 7.35 10.86 2.34
Trapped in Paradise 12/2/942.74 4.04 1286 2131.00 3029.4 5.85 8.64 2.14



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