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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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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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S-S-S-S-S-Smokin!!! 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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Trivia

Jim Carrey based his character on his fathers friend Mike "the mask" Petronio See more »

Goofs

When the police are searching for The Mask in the park, there's a shot of a number of things on the ground that they have already found. We see at least five or six items there that the two cops later list as they pull out of his pockets: a fish, a mousetrap, a bike horn, a squeeze toy, and a rubber chicken. See more »

Quotes

The Mask: Ooh, somebody stop me!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Bounce Around
Written by Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Wiggins, and Timothy Riley
Performed by Tony! Toni! Toné! (as Tony, Toni, Tone)
Courtesy of Wing/Mercury Records
A Division of Polygram
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Awesome!
11 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is easily Jim Carrey's greatest picture! Not only that but in my opinion this was one of the funniest films of the `90s. This is such a fun movie that you can see it 10 times and it's still as fun as the first time. The film stars Jim Carrey in another amazing performance and the BEAUTIFUL Cameron Diaz in her debut.

Also this is kind of like the Rocky Horror Picture Show of my generation. I remember Halloween 1995 when my friends and I dressed up as the characters from this movie and did the Cuban Beat! :)

4(****)out of 4(****)stars

An ENTERTAINING MASTERPIECE!!!!


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