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
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As befits Stanley's obsession with cartoons, The Mask acts like various cartoon characters, most notably the Tasmanian Devil (traveling as a tornado), Pepe Le Pew (romancing Tina in the park), Bugs Bunny ("dying" in the gangster's arms), and Tex Avery's Wolf (seeing Tina in the nightclub). See more »
After Stanley is thrown to the curb outside of the club, a limo drives by and splashes him with water/mud. As Tina asks him if he's okay, you can clearly see dirt/mud stains on his shirt and suit. In the next scene when the loaner car breaks down and Stanley gets out to check under the hood, his shirt and suit magically have no dirt or mud anywhere on them. See more »
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 »
New Line's Special Edition DVD includes two scenes that were removed from the theatrical version prior to release:
a prologue, set in the 11th century, showing the arrival of a Viking boat to America; the Vikings come ashore, bury a chest that contains Loki's mask and then leave;
(SPOILER) a longer version of the scene where Peggy Brandt betrays Stanley. In the theatrical version she supposedly leaves the printing plant after getting her money; the longer version shows the Masked Dorian killing her by throwing her inside the presses.