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The Mask (1994) Poster

(1994)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Tina is singing "Ain't I Good For You" in the club, near the end, her voice says "honey" but her mouth says "baby".
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When Stanley is dancing with the parking meter (when he's sticking his butt in the air) his mouth doesn't match with the words being sung.
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When Dorian has the mask and attacks Niko's casino, he tells his men to hold fire. Then he tells Niko to shoot him. When Niko shoots, the gunshot's sound and the gun's flash don't match.
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Character error 

When Stanley recognizes Peggy, he refers to her as the writer of a column entitled "Ask Peggy." Seconds later, she refers to it as "Dear Peggy."
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Peggy Brandt tells the police officer at Ripley Auto Finishing that she is a reporter from the Evening Star. Later, when introducing herself to Stanley, she says she works for the Tribune (although she could be freelance, or it could be a "journalists tell lies" joke).
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Dr Neuman tells Stanely Ipkiss that according to Norse mythology Loki caused so much mischief that Odin banished him. This is incorrect, Loki was chained to a rock while a serpent dripped venom onto his face, his violent shaking is how the Norse explained Earthquakes. This error is corrected in the sequel Son of the mask.
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Continuity 

The time bomb counting down at the end isn't keeping accurate time. At first, it shows 1:41. About 2 minutes later, it reads 0:06. It explodes inside The Mask's belly 12 seconds later.
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In the final shootout in Niko's club, Dorian's bad guys are shooting at Ipkiss (The Mask) as he hides behind the bar. As they finish shooting the center guy removes and drops his gun's clip. When Ipkiss jumps up and sits on the bar the center guy removes the same clip again before inserting a new one.
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The toilet paper that Stanley lines the toilet seat with disappears.
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Stanley's suit jacket disappears in prison as he goes to the window to see the dog.
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When Stanley wakes up to Lt Kellaway banging on his door the mask is in his hand and laying half on the corner of the red pillow, half on the green bed sheet. But in the close up he's in a slightly different position and the mask is now in the middle of the red pillow and you can't see his hand at all; then it swaps back again.
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In the beginning of the "Cuban Pete" dance number, there is a brief shot where Ipkiss has managed to pull out part of his shirt. By the next shot, however, the shirt is instantly tucked back in.
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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.
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During the dance scene, The Mask's hat disappears.
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The "loaner" car Stanley picks up at the mechanics is a 1951 Studebaker Champion. However, the car that falls apart on the bridge is a 1950 Studebaker Commander.
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Stanley's tie suddenly flips over his left shoulder during the bank account opening scene.
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Windows visible in the car after supposedly being blown out.
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Near the end of the movie, Milo jumps up and catches the mask by one corner of the chin. When he lands from that jump, he's holding it by the center of the forehead.
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When Stanley comes home after being in the river, wet up to his belt, he enters his apartment and sits on the couch, and his trousers are dry and clean.
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Disappearing toilet roll in the prison cell.
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During a chase sequence, Tina's bright red lipstick disappears between shots.
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At the beginning, when the diver discovers the chest, there are at least two dozen rocks on top of it. When he swims over to it, about a dozen rocks are on top of it.
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Part of The Mask's clothing is shot off, and reverts to being a piece of Stanley's pajamas - but when the police frisk him in the park, they produce all manner of objects, (such as a bazooka from his pocket), which do not revert.
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When Milo the dog is holding the mask and a guy is pulling his back legs, the floor beneath them is a blue and white pattern, when the mask is attaching to Milo's face the blue disappears and the floor is all white.
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When Stanley repeatedly punches Dorian in the face his tie is very loose, in scenes after its tightness keeps changing even within the same fight when he hasn't any time to adjust it.
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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".
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The bomb at the nightclub has two dials on the top. One is a red LED digital countdown timer, the other is a tumbler-style counter behind a raised clear plastic cover. When Stanley (as The Mask) eats the bomb, the tumbler-style counter has become a black sticker with white numbers.
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Dorian's limousine changes from a Cadillac to a Mercury and back to a Cadillac when he captures Tina and they travel to the club.
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In the club, Dorian lowers his gun twice.
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Dr. Newman's pen.
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When Dorian uses his cigarette to burn Niko's eyes in a photo, the close-up shows his hand holding the photo by a different edge than in the medium shot.
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After Stanley (as The Mask) uses the Squeeze Me Gently horn and shatters the car windows, (as he walks away) the car no longer has any glass derbies on the hood, nor does it appear to have any recently broken windows.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Milo the dog has the mask and a guy with long blonde hair is pulling his back legs, in two brief shots it's another guy with short black hair.
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After Stanley throws the mask out the window of his apartment the device used to throw the mask back into the apartment is clearly visible moving upwards towards the top of the window frame as the mask flies back through the window.
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Stage lights can be seen reflected in the TV showing Red Hot Riding Hood.
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Factual errors 

The rollers in the printing press all rotate in the same direction, instead of against each other.
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Since the mask is not aerodynamic, when thrown its velocity has two components: a horizontal one being slowed down by air resistance, and a vertical one where it falls down at the same rate as if it had just been dropped. However, men jump up to catch it, and fall down again much faster.
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The "Cuban Pete" dance is more of a mambo or samba, not a rumba (think "The Girl from Ipanema").
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The Mask makes the words 'Rip Off' out of 'Ripley Auto Finishing,' which only has one 'F' in it. However, it is shown throughout the film that the Mask has the ability to make things materialize out of thin air.
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The detective says that the bank was robbed by a guy in a green mask, but the surveillance tape is black and white. He could have connected this crime to the events of the previous night, where there were eyewitnesses.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Stanley opens the closet to hide the mask, and all the money comes out, some of the bills are clearly blank pieces of paper.
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Obvious double when Tina is dancing with Stanley.
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In the scene when Stanley talks to Milo from the jail-cell window, you can see closely when he lets go of the bars they bend and flex a little.
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At the beginning of the "Cuban Pete" performance, the tops of Stanley's black knee pads are visible in some shots.
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When The Mask jumps through the apartment building window, the window's glass surrounds him as he is falling, yet no glass lands around him.
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Just before the car windows are blown out by the "Squeeze me gently" horn, you can clearly see a dummy in the car.
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In the first scene, when the diver is trying to break the chain on the chest containing the mask, the pipe that falls from above makes a clanging sound as if it were metal but it is in fact PVC pipe. It appears to be painted black (PVC water pipe is usually white). The ridge on the bell end of the pipe has a rubber gasket in it so the pipe will seal when connected to another piece of pipe.
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Sometimes a pink extension can be seen from the back of The Mask's head, no doubt to cover Jim Carrey's hair.
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When Stanley first arrives at his apartment, there is a 5 1/4" floppy disk in a sleeve setting on the keyboard of his computer - as if it was one he used regularly. However, the computer only has a 3 1/2" floppy drive, not a 5 1/4".
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Dorian is being "flushed" in the fountain, his screaming doesn't match up with the movements of his mouth.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the final club scene when Dorian is jumping into the pool, Stanley is seen painting a "flush" handle. After he flushes it, he can been seen closing a door where the flush handle was.
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