A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempt to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.

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Evelyn
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Abe
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Diana Adams
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Babe
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Red
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Dozer
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Mr. Simms
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Eric
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Lisa
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Storyline

Rusty Dennis is the mother of Rocky, a seriously deformed but extremely intelligent and emotionally warm teenager. Rusty is a no-nonsense mother whose wild lifestyle is often at odds with her tenderness and protectiveness towards Rocky. She is determined that Rocky be given the same chances and happiness that everyone else takes for granted. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peter Bogdanovich's Mask  »

Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$42,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie Rocky helps blind girl Diana to learn about the world, particularly colours, the real Rocky Dennis was in fact legally blind. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, set in 1979, Rocky and Ben come home from trick or treating and talk about selling their candy at school on Monday. Halloween 1979 was on a Wednesday; they wouldn't have had to wait until Monday. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Dennis: [her final line, after finding that Rocky has passed away in his sleep] ... Now you can go anywhere you want, baby.
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Connections

Referenced in Married with Children: Teacher Pets (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Roll Me Away
Written by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger
(Theatrical version only)
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Cher in a wonderful performance
7 December 2000 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Eric Stoltz plays Rocky Dennis, a teen afflicted with a horribly disfiguring disease. He lives with his mom, Rusty (Cher), a sometime junkie who pals around with a gang of bikers.

Between coping with his mom's antics, dealing with the prejudice he encounters and the debilitating migraines he suffers from, Rocky still manages to win over his teachers and classmates, becoming an inspiration to them.

While the story initially seems to be about Rocky, it's also about Rusty. She wants everyone to see her as the tough biker chick who can handle anyone and anything that comes her way, including Rocky's disease and the strangers who stare. This is her mask. She's really scared to death for Rocky and turns to the alcohol and drugs to help her cope.

A great film based on a true story, Mask will convince you that sometimes the most unlikely people become heroes.


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