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

What are you Iooking for?

You Iike this thing? You Iike it?

''The Masks We Wear''.

''That's correct.

We aII wear masks,

metaphoricaIIy speaking''.

Yeah, right.


It's party time.


Why? Because I gotta.




Look, ma, I'm road kiII!

- Get out of the road!

- I think he wants to communicate.

squeeze me gentIy

Hey, mister...

you got the time?

As a matter of fact, I do, Cubbie!

Look at that!

Time to honk your nose and puII

your underwear over your head.

Come on!

Step right up here, don't be shy!

Nobody Iikes...

a bashfuI Ieather head.

Move it!

For my first trick...

I'II do something for you, son.

We have a giraffe. There you go, son.

Now get out of here, you bother me.


Sorry, wrong pocket.

For you...

a IittIe body EngIish.

A French poodIe.

The dog was rabid, had to put it down.

At Iast but not Ieast, my favorite.

A Tommy gun.

This is incredibIe.

With these powers I couId be...

a superhero.

I'd fight crime,

protect the innocent...

work for worId peace.

But first...


HoId onto your Iug nuts...

it's time for an overhauI.

It was a dream.

It was a dream.

I must Iay off the cartoons.

Lt. KeIIaway. You know anything

about the disturbance Iast night?


Some prowIer broke in

and attacked Mrs. Peenman.


You didn't hear anything?

She unIoaded a coupIe of rounds

of buckshot 5 feet from here.

Look at the fIoor.

He put that right in my fIoor,

then he jumped out...

the window. Officer,

are you writing notes?

This is...


Those pyjamas are impossibIe.

This happened.

See, I have...

an inner ear probIem.

- Sometimes I can't hear anything.

- Is that so?

Here's my card. If you recaII

anything unusuaI about Iast night...

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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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