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Writer:
Anna Hamilton Phelan (written by)
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Release Date:
22 March 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They told 16-year-old Rocky Dennis he could never be like everyone else. So he was determined to be better. See more »
Plot:
A teenager with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A very good movie See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Cher ... Florence 'Rusty' Dennis

Sam Elliott ... Gar

Eric Stoltz ... Roy L.'Rocky' Dennis

Estelle Getty ... Evelyn

Richard Dysart ... Abe

Laura Dern ... Diana Adams

Micole Mercurio ... Babe

Harry Carey Jr. ... Red

Dennis Burkley ... Dozer

Lawrence Monoson ... Ben
Ben Piazza ... Mr. Simms
L. Craig King ... Eric

Alexandra Powers ... Lisa

Kelly Jo Minter ... Lorrie (as Kelly Minter)

Joe Unger ... 1st Boyfriend

Todd Allen ... Canuck
Howard Hirdler ... Stickman
Jeannie Dimter Barton ... Jr. High Secretary

Steve James ... Hospital Intern
Cathy Arden ... Hospital Doctor

Andrew Robinson ... Doctor Vinton
Ivan J. Rado ... Dr. Rudinsky
Anna Hamilton Phelan ... Puppy Lady

Wayne Grace ... Drug Dealer

Nick Cassavetes ... T.J.
Les Dudek ... Bone
Rebecca Wood ... Angel (as Rebecca Sharkey)
Paige Matthews ... Stickman's Girl
Patricia Pelham ... Canuck's Girl
Gale Ricketts ... Sunshine's Girl
Stan Ross ... Drunken Biker
Scott Willardsen ... Jr. High Student
Marsha Warfield ... Homeroom Teacher
Allison Roth ... Nancy Lawrence
David Scott Milton ... History Teacher

Creed Bratton ... Carnival Ticket Taker
Charles Taylor ... 2nd Boyfriend
Rummel Mor ... Track Runner

Barry Tubb ... Dewey
Norman Kaplan ... Himself
Marilyn Hamilton ... Mr. Kaplan's Aide

Anna Thea Bogdanovich ... Woman Counselor (as Anna Thea)
Louis Waldon ... Camp Cook

Toni Sawyer ... Mrs. Adams
Lou Felder ... Mr. Adams
Christopher Rydell ... Senior High Student
Beth McKinley ... Senior High Student
Jill Whitlow ... Anne Marie
Eddie Paul ... Biker

Michael Adams ... Biker (as Mike Adams)
Jeff Jensen ... Biker
Jack Wright ... Biker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dorothy Hack
Jo-El Sonnier ... Sunshine
Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter ... Blind Boy (uncredited)
Djuna Hobbs ... Camp Counselor (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Bogdanovich 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Anna Hamilton Phelan  written by

Produced by
Howard P. Alston .... co-producer (as Howard Alston)
C.J. Kettler .... executive producer
George Morfogen .... associate producer
Peggy Robertson .... associate producer
Martin Starger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dennis Ricotta 
 
Cinematography by
László Kovács (director of photography) (as Laszlo Kovacs)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara Ford 
 
Casting by
Jackie Burch 
Michael Chinich 
 
Art Direction by
Norman Newberry 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard J. DeCinces  (as Richard J. de Cinces)
 
Makeup Department
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist
Sherry Caudle .... body makeup
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist: Cher
Zoltan Elek .... makeup artist: Rocky (as Zoltan)
John M. Elliott Jr. .... makeup artist
Renate Leuschner .... hair stylist: Cher (as Renate Leuschner Pless)
Brian Penikas .... test prosthetics
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katy Emde .... first assistant director
Robert Williams .... dga trainee
 
Art Department
Fred Chapman .... property master
Craig Gentry .... standby painter
Tom Margozewitz .... set property master
Phil Read .... construction coordinator (as Philip Read)
Greg Sachen .... lead man
Andrew Probert .... pre-production artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bruce Bell .... sound editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Crew Chamberlain .... boom operator
Crew Chamberlain .... sound recordist
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... sound editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Michael H. Ford .... sound editor
Gil Hudson .... adr editor
Angie Luckey .... assistant sound editor
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Sam Shaw .... supervising sound editor
John Stacy .... supervising sound editor (as John M. Stacy)
Bruce Stambler .... sound editor
Ray West .... sound re-recording mixer
Keith A. Wester .... sound recordist (as Keith Wester)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Lester .... special effects (as Dan Lester)
 
Stunts
Michael Barnett .... stunts
Steve Morey .... stunt double
Eddie Paul .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... chief lighting technician (as Richmond Aguilar)
Paul Caven .... best boy electrical
Steve Greaves .... best boy grip
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip
Gene Kearney .... key grip
Gemma La Mana .... still photographer (as Gemma LaMana Wills)
Paul Mindrup .... second assistant camera
Bob Munoz .... best boy grip
Robert M. Stevens .... camera operator (as Robert Stevens)
Joseph E. Thibo .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Karl Brindle .... extras casting
David Gonzales .... casting coordinator
Nancy Nayor .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Chase .... costumer: men
Sandra Culotta .... costumer: women
April Ferry .... costumes: Cher
G. Tony Scarano .... costume supervisor: men (as Tony Scarano)
Marla Denise Schlom .... costume supervisor: women
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Lisa Zeno Churgin .... assistant editor (as Lisa Churgin)
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction
Rick Fields .... assistant editor (as Richard Fields)
Éva Gárdos .... supervising editor (as Eva Gardos)
David Williams .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Dennis Ricotta .... music editor
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Tuell .... transportation captain
Doug Wilson .... transportation coordinator (as Robert Wilson)
 
Other crew
Marilyn Raye Bradfield .... medical technical advisor
Cathy Churchman .... animal trainer
Steve Foley .... production assistant: Bogdanovich
Jim Gerwig .... caterer
Steve Ginsberg .... unit publicist
Rosalyn Inzerella .... production coordinator
Jackie Martin .... animal trainer
Bill McCamey .... nurse: second unit
Betsy Norton .... script supervisor
Willie Radcliff .... craft service
David C. Thomas .... location manager (as David Thomas)
James Wilson .... vocal coach: Rocky
Ron Windred .... location manager
 
Thanks
Robert L. Hoyt .... particular thanks (as Robert Hoyt)
Norman Kaplan .... very special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Peter Bogdanovich's Mask" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
120 min | USA:127 min (director's cut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The poem that "Rocky" reads to "Rusty" was written by the real Rocky Dennis.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Rocky looks in the carnival mirror it alters his deformed face to appear almost normal. They send for his mother (Cher) to look at him. The same mirror that altered Rocky's face to appear normal should have deformed his mother's face. But when you see them looking in the mirror, Cher's face is looking perfect. Also, Rocky's nose casts a shadow in the mirror; on his actual face, the bridge of his nose casts no shadow.See more »
Quotes:
Rocky Dennis:[poem] These things are good: ice cream and cake, a ride on a Harley, seeing monkeys in the trees, the rain on my tongue, and the sun shining on my face. These things are a drag: dust in my hair, holes in my shoes, no money in my pocket, and the sun shining on my face.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Roll Me AwaySee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A very good movie, 22 April 1999
Author: Fox-54 from Italy

This movie is unique. Everybody must see it. It is very sentimental, but it is not exasperated. Great Cher, great Eric Stoltz, great Sam Elliot. This movie makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you think about the lucky aspects of life and the unlucky ones. One of the most striking aspects is that good feelings are found in an environment that most people think is bad: a young ex-drug addict mother, a group of motorcyclists. I will not tell you what is Mask, I just tell you he is a normal guy except for a difference: find it by your own, you will be satisfied. Surely a good movie.

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