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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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 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 gentle, 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

It's been reported that Warner Bros is going to turn The Mask into a trilogy with Jim Carrey agreeing to star in the new movies as well as bringing back Cameron Diaz from retiring. See more »

Goofs

Dorian's limousine changes from a Cadillac to a Mercury and back to a Cadillac when he captures Tina and they travel to the club. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Schumacher: [after Stanley snaps at Dickey] Genius. That was genius. Buddy, I have chills! What side of whose bed did you wake up on, man?
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Crazy Credits

The film title appears when the Mask is released from its underwater chest and floats to the surface. See more »

Alternate Versions

A work print version of this film can be found online. It includes the following An alternative opening with the Vikings carrying a treasure trove with Loki being inside. Stanley talking to a female co worker who explains that her friends fiance left her and Stanley gives her tickets. Stanley giving Charlie 50 dollars to attend a nightclub. Stanley being bullied by the thugs who later get punished by him as the mask. Jim Carrey doing his own stunts without the mask on him. Tina confronting her ex boyfriend during a singalong. Tina getting a standing ovation after singing Gee Baby and thanks everyone. Peggy getting murdered by Dorian (available on DVD) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Baby Geniuses (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Hi De Ho
Written by Cab Calloway, Clarence Gaskill, Irving Mills, Harry White, Lewis Sharpe, and Tony Moran
Performed by K7
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
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Somebody stop that Jim!
13 February 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

This was the movie that got me into Jim Carrey (though I'd seen him on "In Living Color" a couple of times), and it's still my favorite, though Ace Ventura #1 was also kind of funny.

The great thing about this film is that Jim is actually really restrained all throughout, only going into goof ball mode when he puts on the Mask. He's pretty likable and engaging here, not quite as prone to irritating some audience members like he did in "Batman Forever" and "Ace Ventura #2". Cameron Diaz... my God, she looked SO GOOD here, how have her looks faded so quickly since this film? She looks so... plastic now, kind of like a giant Barbie doll.

One of the big standout scenes in this one is Jim singing "Cuban Pete" to escape all the cops. Not that the other Mask gags are unfunny, but Cuban Pete really stands out. Too bad the cartoon Mask didn't have a little more restraint to it.


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Language:

English | Swedish

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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