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The Mask -- Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Fallon (story) and
Mark Verheiden (story) ...
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Release Date:
29 July 1994 (USA) See more »
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From zero to hero See more »
Plot:
Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This movie is a scream!!! See more (198 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jim Carrey ... Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask

Peter Riegert ... Lt. Mitch Kellaway

Peter Greene ... Dorian

Amy Yasbeck ... Peggy Brandt

Richard Jeni ... Charlie Schumaker

Orestes Matacena ... Niko

Tim Bagley ... Irv (as Timothy Bagley)

Nancy Fish ... Mrs. Peenman

Johnny Williams ... Burt

Reg E. Cathey ... Freeze (as Reginald E. Cathey)
Jim Doughan ... Doyle

Denis Forest ... Sweet Eddy

Cameron Diaz ... Tina Carlyle
Joseph Alfieri ... Police Officer
B.J. Barie ... Alley Punk #1
Catherine Berge ... Cigarette Girl
Phil Boardman ... Guard
Krista Buonauro ... Lady Cop
Debra Casey ... Alley Punk #3

Blake Clark ... Murray

Christopher Darga ... Paramedic #3
Suzanne Dunn ... Reporter

Joely Fisher ... Maggie

Kevin Grevioux ... Henchman #7
Peter Jazwinski ... Park Policeman
Howard Kay ... Niko's Thug #2

Robert Keith ... Police Officer

Beau Lotterman ... Megaphone Cop
Scott McElroy ... Niko's Thug #1
Richard Montes ... Henchman #1
Ivory Ocean ... Mayor Tilton

Robert O'Reilly ... The Figure
Louis Ortiz ... Coco Bongo Valet
Daniel James Peterson ... Henchman #6
Jeremy Roberts ... Bobby the Bouncer

Eamonn Roche ... Mr. Dickey
Randi Ruimy ... Screaming Lady

Ben Stein ... Dr. Arthur Neuman (as Benjamin J. Stein)

Nils Allen Stewart ... Orlando
Chris Taylor ... Coco Bongo Cop #1
Bullet Valmont ... Alley Punk #2
Wendy L. Walsh ... Herself (as Wendy Walsh)

Meadow Williams ... Pebbles
Max ... Milo the Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Susan Boyd ... Tina Carlyle (singing voice)

Leslie Cook ... Dancing policewoman (uncredited)
Krista Miller ... Dancer (uncredited)

Richard Raynesford ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Rebecca Ryiz ... Uncredited (uncredited)

Garret Sato ... (uncredited)

Monica Lee Steen ... Monica (uncredited)

Directed by
Chuck Russell  (as Charles Russell)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Fallon (story) and
Mark Verheiden (story)

Mike Werb (screenplay)

Produced by
Ann Burgund .... associate producer
Michael De Luca .... executive producer
Robert Engelman .... producer (as Bob Engelman)
Carla Fry .... associate producer
Mike Richardson .... executive producer
Chuck Russell .... executive producer (as Charles Russell)
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
John R. Leonetti (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Coburn 
 
Casting by
Fern Champion 
Mark Paladini 
 
Production Design by
Craig Stearns 
 
Art Direction by
Randy Moore 
 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
 
Costume Design by
Ha Nguyen 
 
Makeup Department
Roland Blancaflor .... makeup effects crew: Cannom Creations
Greg Cannom .... creator special makeup
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Cannom Creations
Larry Odien .... special makeup effects
Nina Paskowitz .... hair department head
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects artist
Keith VanderLaan .... makeup effects crew: Cannom Creations
 
Production Management
Robert Engelman .... unit production manager (as Bob Engelman)
Steven Kaminsky .... post-production supervisor
Deborah Moore .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ty Arnold .... second second assistant director
Bryan Dresden .... second assistant director
Denis L. Stewart .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Greg Bartkus .... assistant props
Linda S. Brown .... assistant set decorator
J. Gregory Evans .... set dresser
Matthew Gilbert .... set dresser
Christopher Gilman .... prop masks and mask effects
D.W. Kann .... second assistant property master (as David Kann)
Jane Kilkenny .... model builder
Dave T. MacDonald .... welding foreman
Stephen MacMillin .... swing gang set dresser
Brent David Mannon .... assistant property master
Eugene McCarthy .... property master: additional photography
Bruce Mink .... property master
Erik Olson .... assistant art director
Renato Raposo .... carpenter
Frank Samuel .... assistant art director
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist
Julie Witherington .... on-set dresser (as Julie Sexsmith)
 
Sound Department
Andrew Boland .... sound recording engineer
Ricardo Broadus .... sound effects editor
Jim Brookshire .... dialogue editor
Craig Clark .... supervising sound editor
Harry Cohen .... sound designer
Gloria Cooper .... boom operator
David Farmer .... sound effects editor
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Gedemer .... sound designer
Robert Guastini .... adr editor
Alan Howarth .... sound effects
Mark Hopkins McNabb .... production sound mixer
Vince Nicastro .... foley artist
Terry O'Bright .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Rizzo .... re-recording assistant
Allan Schultz .... sound editor
Ann Scibelli .... sound designer
Tony Sereno .... sound re-recording mixer
Cathie Speakman .... dialogue editor
Cathie Speakman .... sound editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven D. Williams .... supervising sound editor (as Steven Williams)
Harry Woolway .... assistant sound editor
Jerry Trent .... dance foley (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles Belardinelli .... special effects key
Thomas L. Bellissimo .... special effects coordinator
Peter A. Chevako .... animatronic technician
Raul Essig .... technical assistant
Mike Measimer .... special effects technician
Ian O'Connor .... special effects technician
George Zamora .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Joe Alter .... digital effects artist
Karen Ansel .... technical director: ILM
Chris Armstrong .... computer graphics animator
Mark Axton .... digital effects coordinator: DQI (as Mark R. Axton)
Kyle Balda .... computer graphics animator
Tom Bertino .... animation supervisor
Jill Brooks .... visual effects coordinator
Rob Burton .... visual effects
Donald S. Butler .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Doug Chiang .... visual effects art direction supervisor
Craig Clark .... digital roto and paint artist
Rob Coleman .... computer graphics animator
Peter Daulton .... matchmove
Lisa Drostova .... digital artist
Stefen Fangmeier .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Jon Farhat .... visual effects supervisor
Bijan Forutanpour .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Clint Goldman .... animation and visual effects producer: ILM
Mark Gutterud .... VistaVision camera operator
Joanne Hafner .... digital artist: ILM
James Hagedorn .... computer graphics camera matchmover (as Jim Hagedorn)
Corey Hels .... digital effects artist
Christophe Hery .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Mark Holmes .... sabre system artist
Wade Howie .... digital effects artist
Paul Hunt .... animator
Paul Hunt .... digital effects artist
Benton Jew .... visual effects art director
Sandra Ford Karpman .... computer graphics sequence supervisor
Blaine Kennison .... compositing supervisor
Bill Kimberlin .... visual effects editor
Christian Kubsch .... associate visual effects producer
Jennifer Lee .... optical line up: ILM
Stewart Lew .... CG animator
Jacqueline Lopez .... visual effects coordinator (as Jacqueline M. Lopez)
Euan K. MacDonald .... technical director: visual effects
Les Major .... computer graphics animator
Robert Marinic .... computer graphics artist
Dale McBeath .... character animator
Richard Miller .... sculptor
Derrick Mitchell .... visual effects editor
Jim Mitchell .... computer graphics sequence supervisor
Jack Mongovan .... digital artist: ILM
Jim Morris .... general manager: ILM
John Murrah .... technical director
Patrick Neary .... computer graphics technical assistant
Kyle Odermatt .... computer graphics animator
Michael Olague .... visual effects gaffer
Shawna Olwen .... digital artist
Jason Piccioni .... imaging technician
Ellen Poon .... computer graphics sequence supervisor
Ken Ralston .... visual effects consultant
Carolyn Ensle Rendu .... 3D digital artist
Susan Ross .... viewpainter
Scott Squires .... visual effects consultant
Robert Stadd .... visual effects producer
John Stillman .... computer graphics resource assistant
Duncan Sutherland .... camera engineer
Wes Takahashi .... computer graphics animator (as Wes Ford Takahashi)
Catherine Tate .... digital artist: ILM
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM
Danny Gordon Taylor .... CG animator
Barbara Townsend .... digital artist
Barbara Townsend .... digital effects artist (as Barbara L. Nellis)
Dennis Turner .... digital effects artist
Robert Weaver .... technical director
Steve 'Spaz' Williams .... visual effects animation supervisor: ILM
Steve 'Spaz' Williams .... visual effects consultant
Habib Zargarpour .... computer effects artist: ILM
John Andrew Berton Jr. .... CG department manager (uncredited)
Greg Butler .... assistant to visual effects producer (uncredited)
John Lafauce .... rotoscope artist (uncredited)
Brian Leach .... digital artist (uncredited)
Brian Ripley .... propmaker: Global Effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joni Avery .... stunt player
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator
Rick Barker .... stunt player
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunt player
Kenny Bates .... stunt player (as Ken Bates)
Steve Berens .... stunt player
Clay Boss .... stunt player
Dan Bradley .... stunt player
Bob Brown .... stunt player (as Robert Brown)
Tony Brubaker .... stunt player
John Cade .... stunt player
Scott Alan Cook .... stunt player
Jake Crawford .... stunt player
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunt player (as Mark Donaldson)
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunt player (as Cheryl M. Wheeler)
Chris Durand .... stunt player
Andy Epper .... stunt player (as Andrew W. Epper)
Danny Epper .... stunt player
Gary Epper .... stunt player
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt player (as John Epstein)
Glory Fioramonti .... stunt player
Richie Gaona .... stunt player
Donna Keegan .... stunt player
Henry Kingi .... stunt player
Lane Leavitt .... stunt player
Gary Littlejohn .... stunt player
Ray Lykins .... stunt player
Steve Madaras .... stunt player
Eddie Matthews .... stunt player
John Moio .... stunt player
Eddie Mulder .... stunt player
Peewee Piemonte .... stunt player (as Richard 'Pee Wee' Piemonte)
Sorin Serene Pricopie .... stunt player
Troy Robinson .... stunt player
Garret Sato .... stunt player
Rick Sawaya .... stunt player
Melodee Spevack .... stunt player (as Melodee M. Spevack)
Jim Stephan .... stunt player
Heather Taylor .... stunt player
Frank Torres .... stunt player
Lee Waddell .... stunt player (as Rex Lee Waddell Jr.)
Melodee Spevack .... stunt double: Amy Yasbeck (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Casey Bridges .... camera loader
Henry Coccetti .... best boy electric
Hugo Cortina .... camera operator
Tim Day .... best boy grip
Warren Eig .... electrician
Christopher Faloona .... gaffer
Bruce Green .... Steadicam operator
Bruce Alan Greene .... steadicam operator
Rob J. Greenlea .... grip
Mark Gutterud .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Irwin .... additional photographer
Josh Medak .... assistant camera
Darren Michaels .... unit & specials photographer
David Pearlberg .... dolly grip
Mark Santoni .... second assistant camera
Lee Schmicker .... best boy electric
Charles M. Smallwood .... key grip: additional photography
Glenn M. Student .... grip
Rafael E. Sánchez .... key grip
Chris Trillo .... rigging gaffer
Stephen J. Ullman .... assistant camera
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Wayne Baker .... underwater camera assistant (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Rich King .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christopher J. Kristoff .... costume supervisor
Gretchen Patch .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jane Archambault .... negative cutter
Jennifer Jean Cacavas .... additional assistant editor
Syd Cole .... negative cutter
Marie Hélène Desbiens .... negative cutter
Joe Fineman .... executive in charge of post-production
Angela Jackson .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Louis Rivera .... negative cutter
Scot Deer .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Robert Lattanzio .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Karin Levinson .... apprentice film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... scoring mixer
Andrew Boland .... score mixer
Susan Boyd .... singing voice
David Michael Frank .... composer: additional music
Bonnie Greenberg .... music supervisor
John Leftwich .... arranger
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
 
Transportation Department
Mark Brown .... driver: production van
Carlos Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Steve Berens .... head animal trainer
Francis Choquette .... production assistant
David Crockett .... assistant accountant
Jerry Evans .... choreographer
Anne Fletcher .... dancer
Mary-Rachel Foot .... background key artist
M.K. Gleason .... production accountant
Samuel F. Kinder .... craft service assistant
Deborah Landis .... photo double: Cameron Diaz
Marlene Lang .... assistant choreographer
Mark Martinez .... choreographer
Joseph McCarter .... animal owner
Joseph McCarter .... animal trainer
Phill Norman .... title designer
Cynthia Phillips .... art dept coordinator
Gary Platek .... cloud effects
Charlotte Purein .... location assistant
Sandy Reed .... craft service
Tricia Ronten .... script supervisor
J. Marc Strachan .... location manager (as Marc Strachan)
Terry Trebilcock .... craft service
Lisa Van Cott .... production coordinator
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
Mark Vollmer .... boat operator
C. Ransom Walrod .... marine coordinator
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory control manager (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Frank Darabont .... special thanks
Harold Ramis .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some stylized violence
Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby (Dolby Stereo) | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jim Carrey was paid $450,000 for his work in the film, a huge bargain for New Line because the deal was signed before Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) became a surprise hit, and made The Mask a hot property for the summer 1994 release schedule; Carrey then inked a $7 million before this film opened to star in Dumb & Dumber (1994).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Mrs. Peenman:[banging on his door] Ipkiss, turn down those cartoons!
Stanley Ipkiss:All right, Mrs. PeenMAN!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "The Fast Show: Mixa (#2.2)" (1996)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hey, PachucoSee more »

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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
This movie is a scream!!!, 7 July 2007
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

If you ask me, 'The Mask' is Jim Carrey's best work ever. It's his best movie and the only one of him I find really great. It's not a movie without its faults, but it's original, imaginative, creative and has very good comical gags. It's a classic. Or, to use only one word to describe it: "Smokin!"

Jim Carrey can be two things: either a really funny comedian either a comedian who does his job well but overacts, although no one can deny that there is a genius inside this man. In 'The Mask' he is awesome. I consider this one of his best actings of all time, if not his very best.

In 'The Mask' Jim Carrey portrays Stanley Ipkiss, a clerk in a nice Edge City bank. He is a very nice and easy-going guy with great sense of humor (which matches his funny name). He is «the nicest guy», yet shy and somewhat depressed and he does not have much success in his job and personal life. He doesn't have much friends, except for his co-worker Charlie and his loyal dog Milo (a Jack Russell Terrier). Stanley likes to watch cartoons (particularly a Tex Avery one with a whistling wolf), decorates his apartment with items from these cartoons and he has the most unusual pajama :)

Jim Carrey also portrays the title character (The Mask), which is the other side of Stanley Ipkiss... or at least what he wants to be but can't be without the mask. The mask gives him superpowers and courage to do things he wouldn't be able to do without it. For example, he can dance like Fred Astaire, Gumby and Barishnikov (all together) - and he can flirt with the gorgeous Tina Carlyle. The Mask is a cartoonish figure that can do incredible things.

This film is a crazy comedy, a film that surpasses the limits of imagination. Yet, despite its cartoonish humor, it also works well as a thriller and has a dark atmosphere. At the same time, this movie is clearly inspired (in many ways) on several cartoons, such as the Looney Tunes, Tex Avery's 'Red Hot Riding Hood' and even the live action/animation movie 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'. The movie also has great sceneries and backgrounds, as well as great lines, nice special effects and its magic.

Cameron Diaz in this movie... my goodness! Is there any guy who wouldn't fall in love with her in this film? She was really a stunning beauty in this film. She was absolutely at her hottest and most sensual here: she was more curvy, sexier, so beautiful and her smile was even more enchanting. Her role as the gorgeous and loving Tina Carlyle was a great acting debut for her. Plus, she was great in this role. In fact, she was a better actress in her early acting years than in more recent years. And she got slimmer with time.

Cameron Diaz also sings very well in this film, with a husky, jazz-like voice. What a difference comparing to 'My Best Friend's Wedding', where she sings terribly. She was 21 years old in 'The Mask' but she surely looked older than that. She is really like a live-action version of Jessica Rabbit in this film.

Other funny characters (along with Stanley Ipkiss) are Charlie Schumacher, Milo, Detective Doyle and the impatient Lt. Mitch Kellaway.

Most of the soundtrack is great: the opening theme and other instrumental themes during the movie and even the cheerful songs "Hey Pachuco" and "Cuban Pete" - this last one is sung by Jim Carrey himself in a hilarious part where he (as The Mask) dances and makes the policemen dance either. It really makes one wanna dance.

Most actors are pretty good in their roles: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Ben Stein, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni, Nancy Fish, Jim Doughan and Max.

Max is the name of the dog that portrays Milo. The intelligence of that dog deserves to be mentioned. This breed of dog is known for its intelligence and loyalty, but also for being lovable, playful and stubborn dogs. Milo is all of that. Plus, Milo seems to understand everything they tell him. When his master is giving him orders, he moves his head as if he is understanding every word that is said. Plus, he climbs a considerably tall wall to rescue Stanley and we can see in his eyes when he is feeling fear, joy and sadness, for example. What a fabulous dog actor!

The loaner... what a piece of junk! That car makes its own scenes hilarious! Why? Simply because of what it is: a charger in a junkyard.

Jim Carrey makes this movie as good as it is. I believe that this movie couldn't possibly be this good without the great Jim Carrey. This role was made for him and couldn't be played by other than him.

This should definitely be on Top 250.

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