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
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[after an unpleasant visit with the grandparents, Rusty is about to take a lot of drugs]
[gets a beer from fridge]
If you're gonna get wasted on that crap, I'm not gonna hang around here and babysit you.
You must be confusing me with someone who gives a shit.
I must be.
[looks at drugs, Gar and shakes her head]
You know, this is not going to work. I'm doing things to please you and I'm just gonna end up hating you.
Oh come on, Baby. You and your old man have been going through this shit ...
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The true story of Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz) is the subject of this heart-breaking film that pulls absolutely no punches. The youngster was born with a disease that caused his face to be terribly deformed, making it appear that he had a mask on. Cher is excellent as Stoltz's drug-addicted mother who is so good with him, but so poor with most everyone else. Sam Elliott also leaves a lasting impression as a biker who is much gentler than he appears. An amazing screenplay and the flawless direction of Peter Bogdanovich help to make "Mask" one of the best films of the 1980s. Terribly over-looked. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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