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

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Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz did the majority of their own dancing in the "Hey! Pachuco!" scene. Doubles were used for the more advanced moves, usually when we see them dancing from an overhead angle. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Maggie: Stanley, you are the nicest guy. Really, you are.
Stanley Ipkiss: Yeah?
Maggie: Charlie, isn't Stanley the nicest guy?
Charlie Schumacher: The best.
[Maggie walks off]
Charlie Schumacher: That was THE most sickening display I've ever seen.
Stanley Ipkiss: I disagree. I think I'm wearing her down.
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Crazy Credits

(VHS): After the movie's over, Space Ghost from Cartoon Network makes an appearance explaining he liked the movie and interviews the director and Jim Carrey. After that, there's a Ghostplanet.org ad with spaceship beeping sounds See more »

Alternate Versions

Extended dialogue scenes between Stanley and Tina. Extended Tina and Dorian dialogue. See more »


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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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"The Mask" is, and forever will be, SMOKIN'!
19 September 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"The Mask" was the movie that introduced my family to Jim Carrey. And we all thought that it was great. Carrey plays unlucky bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss, who one night finds an ancient mask. When he puts it on, he turns into sort of a cartoon character; think Roger Rabbit on acid. The really great thing about the movie is that they just turn Carrey loose. Anything that you can imagine him doing, he does here. A particularly funny scene is when the police tell him to freeze, you'd better believe that he freezes! All in all, Jim Carrey's humor will never get old. He may have given his all-time funniest performance in "The Mask".


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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:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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