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The Mask (1994)

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

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(as Charles Russell)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stanley Ipkiss
... Lt. Mitch Kellaway
... Dorian
... Peggy Brandt
... Charlie Schumaker
... Niko
... Irv (as Timothy Bagley)
... Mrs. Peenman
... Burt
... Freeze (as Reginald E. Cathey)
Jim Doughan ... Doyle
... Sweet Eddy
... Tina Carlyle
... Police Officer
B.J. Barie ... Alley Punk #1
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Storyline

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 Ian Pugh <skypilot@ezaccess.net>

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Stanley Ipkiss is not the man he used to be. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Maska  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (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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| (Dolby Stereo)| (Dolby 5.1)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Stanley's tie suddenly flips over his left shoulder during the bank account opening scene. See more »

Quotes

Irv: [taking out car part] Hey, Burt, what the hell is this?
Burt: Oh, I don't know, about seven hundred bucks, Irv?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Pure (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's That Man
Written by Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Latosha Scott, and Tamika Scott
Performed by Xscape
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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User Reviews

one of Carrey's best
15 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

Broad, inventive comedy stars Carrey as a repressed, down-on-his-luck banker whose once uneventful life is dramatically changed when he uncovers a mysterious ancient mask that brings out his innermost desires. After developing a close bond and gradual affection for a sexy songbird and prospective client (Diaz), he then tangles with her ruthless, lowlife gangster boyfriend (Greene). Lively, imaginative comedy with big laughs and nifty effects that almost make you feel like you're watching a live-action cartoon. The violence borders on extreme, but Carrey is in peak form and provides more than enough classic moments to make up for it. A must for Carrey fans. ***


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