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The Mask (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  29 July 1994 (USA)
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Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask.

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Storyline

Stanley Ipkiss is a bank clerk that is an incredibly nice man. Unfortunately, he is too nice for his own good and is a pushover when it comes to confrontations. After one of the worst days of his life, he finds a mask that depicts Loki, the Norse night god of mischief. Now, when he puts it on, he becomes his inner, self: a cartoony romantic wild man. However, a small time crime boss, Dorian Tyrel, comes across this character dubbed "The Mask" by the media. After Ipkiss's alter ego indirectly kills his friend in crime, Tyrel now wants this green-faced goon destroyed. Written by Ian Pugh <skypilot@ezaccess.net>

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mask | bank | bank clerk | loki | gangster | See All (123) »

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Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some stylized violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maska  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,021,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)

Gross:

£17,293,233 (UK) (11 November 1994)
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Trivia

The one thing that attracted Jim Carrey to the project more than anything else was that Stanley Ipkiss, much like him, is a huge fan of cartoons. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Stanley talks to Milo from the jail-cell window, you can see closely when he lets go of the bars they bend and flex a little. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Ipkiss: [imitating Dr. Neuman] That's correct, Wendy. We all wear masks, metaphorically speaking.
[Stanley laughs, puts on mask, it starts to suck on his face and he pulls it off]
Stanley Ipkiss: [bewildered] Yeah, right.
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Crazy Credits

When all the credits have finished some jazz drumming is heard. Then the familiar sounds of The Mask are heard saying "Yo-ho-ho-ho" (in a very drawn voice) then the sound of The Mask spinning away is heard straight after. See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Daredevil #305 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Straight Up
Written by Brian Setzer and Merritt & Lambert
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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User Reviews

 
Awesome!
11 November 2002 | by (Your Critic of Critics) – See all my reviews

This is easily Jim Carrey's greatest picture! Not only that but in my opinion this was one of the funniest films of the `90s. This is such a fun movie that you can see it 10 times and it's still as fun as the first time. The film stars Jim Carrey in another amazing performance and the BEAUTIFUL Cameron Diaz in her debut.

Also this is kind of like the Rocky Horror Picture Show of my generation. I remember Halloween 1995 when my friends and I dressed up as the characters from this movie and did the Cuban Beat! :)

4(****)out of 4(****)stars

An ENTERTAINING MASTERPIECE!!!!


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