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The Mask (1994)

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

Director:

Chuck Russell (as Charles Russell)

Writers:

Michael Fallon (story), Mark Verheiden (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jim Doughan ... Doyle
Denis Forest ... Sweet Eddy
Cameron Diaz ... Tina Carlyle
Joseph Alfieri ... Police Officer
B.J. Barie ... Alley Punk #1
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Storyline

Timid bank clerk, Stanley Ipkiss (Jim Carrey) Unfortunately, he's too ngentle, and is unable to handle confrontations. After one of the worst days, he finds a mask which depicts Loki, the Norse god of mischief. When he puts it on, he becomes his inner, self: a cartoon wild man. After Ipkiss's alter ego indirectly kills the friend of small time crime boss, Dorian Tyrel (Peter Greene),he wants the green-faced goon destroyed. Written by Ian Pugh <skypilot@ezaccess.net>

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S-S-S-S-S-Smokin!!! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The part when Jim Carrey is being chased by the gangsters and pulls the wet condom out of his pocket and says, "Sorry wrong pocket," was improvised by Carrey. See more »

Goofs

When Tina punches one of Dorian's henchmen, she leaves a scratch mark on his left cheek. After she escapes and runs down the alley way and stopped by Dorian, the henchman catches up, and the scratch mark has gone. See more »

Quotes

Bobby the Bouncer: Uh, are you on the list?
The Mask: Noooo. But I believe my friends are. Perhaps you know them.
[He takes fistfuls of high denomination cash out of his pocket]
The Mask: Franklin, Grant, and... Jackson?
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Crazy Credits

When the end credits finish, the film's title logo also appears See more »

Alternate Versions

Extended dialogue scenes between Stanley and Tina. Extended Tina and Dorian dialogue. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Lyrics by Don Redman and Andy Razaf
Music by Don Redman
Performed by Susan Boyd
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S-s-s-s-mokin'!
23 December 2002 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Jim Carrey plays Stanley Ipkiss, a "zero" as the film tagline says, who never speaks his mind about anything. The typical mild-mannered guy.

After Stanley finds an enchanted mask under a bridge one day, though, everything changes. He goes from "zero to hero". But first, he plays around with his new found menacing powers.

Calling the mask a hero is like calling Hitler kind of a good guy. The mask makes Stanley rob banks, scare people and more. He's half-hero.

"The Mask" is not great, but it fits Carrey's film persona quite well. He bounces off the wall (literally) and just doesn't sit still. Typical Carrey.

If you're not one for loser-to-hero films or wacky slapstick, don't see "The Mask". Otherwise, it's worth a peek.

3/5 stars


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,117,068, 31 July 1994

Gross USA:

$119,938,730

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,583,407
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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