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The Mask (1994)

 -  Comedy | Crime | 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 (122) »

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

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Release Date:

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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 nightclub "Coco Bongo", where Jim Carrey goes in this movie and The Majestic (2001), is also the name of Jim Carrey's nightclub in Cancun, Mexico. See more »

Goofs

When Stanley opens the closet to hide the mask, and all the money comes out, some of the bills are clearly blank pieces of paper. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Ipkiss: It's a power tie. It's supposed to make you feel powerful.
Tina Carlyle: Does it work?
Stanley Ipkiss: [knowing it doesn't work, tries changing the subject] Now, uh, how about that account? We have...
[nervously jams a pen in the pencil sharpener, making a loud grinding noise]
Stanley Ipkiss: checking, savings and checking, CDs, savings and CDs, checking and CDs, savings, checking, and CDs, T-bills, or we can just take all your money and throw it in a big mattress back there.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

This Business Of Love
Written by Phil Roy, Howie Hersh, and Nicholas Klein
Performed by Domino
Courtesy of Outburst Records/RAL
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"The Mask" is, and forever will be, SMOKIN'!
19 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Mask" was the movie that introduced my family to Jim Carrey. And we all thought that it was great. Carrey plays unlucky bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss, who one night finds an ancient mask. When he puts it on, he turns into sort of a cartoon character; think Roger Rabbit on acid. The really great thing about the movie is that they just turn Carrey loose. Anything that you can imagine him doing, he does here. A particularly funny scene is when the police tell him to freeze, you'd better believe that he freezes! All in all, Jim Carrey's humor will never get old. He may have given his all-time funniest performance in "The Mask".


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