Masked and Anonymous (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  8 August 2003 (Canada)
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A singer, whose career has gone on a downward spiral, is forced to make a comeback to the performance stage for a benefit concert.



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Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart and Nina Veronica are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate, and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned. Written by Ken Miller <>

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language and brief violence | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

8 August 2003 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

A Máscara do Anonimato  »

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Opening Weekend:

$30,783 (USA) (25 July 2003)


$533,344 (USA) (12 December 2003)

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Did You Know?


Bob Dylan and Larry Charles used pseudonyms for the screenplay because of the film's title. See more »


When Jack Fate is talking to Tom Friend in his dressing room, his jacket jumps from his hands to the wall between shots before he takes it down again and makes to put it on. See more »


Jack Fate: By the way, which side of the political fence are you on?
Desk Clerk: I do not belong to any political party, sir. I guess you could call me... a feminist
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References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »


(Tales of Yankee Power)
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jerry Garcia Band (as The Jerry Garcia Band)
Courtesy of The Jerry Garcia Estate LLC
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the best movie I have seen in months
4 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

I am not a fan of Bob Dylan, but I think his figure in this movie is very interesting, because to me it represents more than just a connection to the great singer, but high-level personality. The plot is interesting, placed in a fictional future with unpredictable development and smart side lines. I don't understand people that said the dialogues and speech were hard to get. It just requires some brain cells to work, not just passively follow the action. This is a very special movie, it is not for people who just want the entertainment. The casting is awesome, all the actors are admirable in their roles. Bob Dylan doesn't even talk a lot, but his character is very very charming. I think a lot of people will enjoy this feature, so don't let negative comments stop you from watching it, because it is better than you might think!

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