Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.


Chuck Russell (as Charles Russell)


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 ... Police Officer
B.J. Barie ... Alley Punk #1


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Stanley (as The Mask) eats the bomb, the red LED countdown timer has become a black sticker with white numbers, which reads "0100". This number makes no sense in the context of the scene, as the previous time shown (on the red LED countdown timer) read "0:06". See more »


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

The original VHS also features a Ghost Planet advertisement with sounds of spaceships beeping right after Space Ghost's interview with Jim Carrey, which is shown after the ending credits. See more »


Straight Up
Written by Brian Setzer and Merritt & Lambert
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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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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Release Date:

29 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,117,068, 31 July 1994

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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