The Mask

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Director(s): Chuck Russell
Production: New Line Cinema
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Humungo in the banking business.

- Not reaIIy.

- Let's get in this joint.

How you doing, buddy?

- It's CharIie!

- How you doing?

- How you doing, my friend?

- Long time no see.

Good to see you.

Come on, gaIs.

See you on the inside.

This is a mistake.

You crossed the rope.

Never cross the rope.

- My friends are inside.

- Lose him.

This isn't fair.

Watch it, I'm a bIeeder.

Put me down now, or I am

never coming back here.


Mr. Ipkiss!


Are you okay?


I'm great..

ReaIIy good.

I never feIt better, reaIIy.

I'm just...

catching some air.

Your car, sir.

That's not my car.

It matches the ticket.


I'II take it.

But I am very angry!

BeIieve this?

You drive in in a Porsche...

Hey, Mister!

HoId on!

I know CPR!

Hey, you!

What are you doing down there?

I'm just Iooking for...

my mask!

I got it.

Do you have any idea what time it is?

ActuaIIy, no.

My new carpet!

WeII ,this is coming right out

of your security deposit.

You know...



WeII, that's what you are, Ipkiss,

a big nothing.

Aren't you due at the Iab

to get your boIts tightened?

I shouId have said that.

Hey, you.


No jumping up aIIowed.

It's against doggie ordinance.

What do you want?

You want me to throw that?

I'm very tired.

I'II throw it one time.

I won't throw it with you

attached to it.

You ready?

Get it.


Turn down those cartoons!

AIright, Mrs. Peenman!

Dr. Neuman, you say that everybody

wears a mask?

That's correct.

We aII wear masks,

metaphoricaIIy speaking.

We suppress the id,

our darkest desires...

and adopt a more sociaIIy

acceptabIe image.

The book is ''The Masks We Wear''

by Dr. Arthur Neuman.

Thank you for being here.

What's the matter with you?

What is it?

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Mike Werb

Mike Werb is an American screenwriter, whose writing credits include Face/Off, The Mask and the story for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. A Los Angeles native, Werb attended Stanford. He is a UCLA Film School graduate. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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