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The Mask (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, 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.

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 & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Stanley Ipkiss
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 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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Trivia

Charlie's car is a 1970 Cadillac DeVille Convertible [68367F]. See more »

Goofs

After Stanley is thrown to the curb outside of the club, a limo drives by and splashes him with water/mud. As Tina asks him if he's okay, you can clearly see dirt/mud stains on his shirt and suit. In the next scene when the loaner car breaks down and Stanley gets out to check under the hood, his shirt and suit magically have no dirt or mud anywhere on them. See more »

Quotes

Dorian\Mask: Ladies and Gentlemen, I will be your host for the remainder of the evening.
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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

New Line Home Video released a "Family Edited Edition" on VHS. This PG version has some obscenities and profanities removed. See more »

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Referenced in 1st Viewing: Batman Forever (2018) See more »

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Dance With Me
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Somebody stop that Jim!
13 February 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

This was the movie that got me into Jim Carrey (though I'd seen him on "In Living Color" a couple of times), and it's still my favorite, though Ace Ventura #1 was also kind of funny.

The great thing about this film is that Jim is actually really restrained all throughout, only going into goof ball mode when he puts on the Mask. He's pretty likable and engaging here, not quite as prone to irritating some audience members like he did in "Batman Forever" and "Ace Ventura #2". Cameron Diaz... my God, she looked SO GOOD here, how have her looks faded so quickly since this film? She looks so... plastic now, kind of like a giant Barbie doll.

One of the big standout scenes in this one is Jim singing "Cuban Pete" to escape all the cops. Not that the other Mask gags are unfunny, but Cuban Pete really stands out. Too bad the cartoon Mask didn't have a little more restraint to it.


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