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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 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

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film was nominated for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects along with Forrest Gump (1994) and True Lies (1994). The film lost to Forrest Gump (1994). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Peggy Brandt: Do you know how hard it is to find a decent man in this town? Most of them think monogamy is some kind of wood.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The bathroom scene where Stanley is in the Mask was originally extended with a variety of gags as he prepares to leave to rob the bank. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.20 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuban Pete
Written by José Norman (as Jose Norman)
Performed by Jim Carrey with Angie Jaree
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User Reviews

 
It made me read the comics
2 May 2019 | by saghy122See all my reviews

The Mask is a character you will never forget, and Jim Carrey was perfect for the role. It's simply one of the best movies based on comic books, I don't understand why did it get such a low score. It's also one of the best comedies of the 90s, you just can't go wrong with it.


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Country:

USA

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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Technical Specs

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DTS | Dolby (Dolby Stereo)| Dolby Digital (DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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