A film that went on to have the reputation as one of the worst released hit theaters on this day in history.
That film was The Master of Disguise. Releasing in theaters on August 2nd, 2002, it was written by Dana Carvey and Harris Goldberg and directed by Perry Blake. The film stars Carvey along with Brent Spiner, Jennifer Esposito, Edie McClurg, and Harold Gould.
The film centers on Pistachio Disguisey, who must rescue his father from the clutches of the sinister Devlin Bowman and learn the ways of mastering disguise like his father and grandfather.
The PG-rated comedy was a moderate success at the box office, but garnered nearly universally negative reviews from critics. It currently averages a 3.3 on IMDB.com, averaging from over 17,000 votes.
The DVD release of The Master of Disguise in the US didn’t even feature a true widescreen transfer, featuring 4×3 altered pan-and-scan only.