Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.

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Storyline

Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) 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 cartoon romantic wild man. However, a small time crime boss, Dorian Tyrel (Peter Greene), 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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Stanley Ipkiss is not the man he used to be. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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

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29 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£11,021,329 (UK) (9 September 1994)

Gross:

$119,938,730 (USA)
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Trivia

Prior to Cameron Diaz landing the role of Tina Carlyle, the producers had originally suggested 'Anna Nicole Smith' for the role. Ultimately the decision was reversed when they found Cameron Diaz while leaving a modeling agency. See more »

Goofs

When Dorian uses his cigarette to burn Niko's eyes in a photo, the close-up shows his hand holding the photo by a different edge than in the medium shot. See more »

Quotes

Tina Carlyle: Thanks.
Stanley Ipkiss: For what?
Tina Carlyle: Lots of things. Sharing the sunset with me. For being the only guy whose ever treated me like a person and not some sort of party favor. For being any kind of romantic. Even a hopeless one.
Stanley Ipkiss: You're welcome.
Tina Carlyle: You know that night at the club? I knew I'd found someone special.
Stanley Ipkiss: [rolls his eyes] The Mask.
Tina Carlyle: No, it was the guy inside the mask. It was you all along. You, Stanley Ip... kiss.
[they go to kiss when the guard interrupts them]
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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

Referenced in Noch' Naprolyot (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's That Man
Written by Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Latosha Scott, and Tamika Scott
Performed by Xscape
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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one of Carrey's best
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Broad, inventive comedy stars Carrey as a repressed, down-on-his-luck banker whose once uneventful life is dramatically changed when he uncovers a mysterious ancient mask that brings out his innermost desires. After developing a close bond and gradual affection for a sexy songbird and prospective client (Diaz), he then tangles with her ruthless, lowlife gangster boyfriend (Greene). Lively, imaginative comedy with big laughs and nifty effects that almost make you feel like you're watching a live-action cartoon. The violence borders on extreme, but Carrey is in peak form and provides more than enough classic moments to make up for it. A must for Carrey fans. ***


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