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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The dog who played Milo was named Max, which is also the name of the dog in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), which also starred Carrey. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
The Mask: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN'!
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

There is a deleted scene in which The hood rats harassed Stanley and take his watch prior to entering his apartment building and after getting the mask from the polluted river, this explains why he punished the hoodlums and why they asked for the time, it also clarifies when Stanley's landlord ask him if he knows what time it is when he answers that he actually does not See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Apprentice: Child's Play (2011) 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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User Reviews

 
A Fine comedy treat
22 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Carrey is on top mad-cap form in the Mask, he plays Stanley Ipkiss, a boring Mr. nice guy with a longing for more excitement and success in his life. When he finds a relic of an ancient mask, he gets slightly more than he could have dreamt of; he becomes a cartoonish superhero and at last he can live out his desires; or not!

This film also introduced the very beautiful Cameron Diaz, and what man can forget her first screen appearance as she breezes in to the bank in all her splendour.

Hilariously funny, cracking special effects and a thoroughly entertaining story, the Mask is a winner people, and it's an absolute must-see for everyone who likes a bit of Jim Carrey madness.

7/10


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Country:

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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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