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

''Edge City''

Another one coming down.

Hang on.


I got those...

concert tickets you wanted.

You're kidding!

For Friday night?

StanIey, this is great.

What time do I pick you up?

Here's the thing.

My best girIfriend is here

and she'd die to go to this...

so couId we get an extra ticket

for her?

They're soId out. That means

there's no more.

I can't Iet her sit home aII aIone.

I'II teII you what.

Go with your friend.

I couIdn't do that.

No, come on.

StanIey, you are the nicest guy.

ReaIIy, you are.

- Isn't he the nicest guy?

- The best.

That was the most sickening dispIay

- I've ever seen.

- I disagree.

I'm wearing her down.

Buddy, you need a IittIe

change of pace.

Tonight, I'II take you

on a Iove safari.

Deep into the darkest heart

of the urban jungIe.

TeII me more, bwana.

The Coco Bongo CIub.

Hottest new joint in town.

OnIy the cr me de Ia cr me

need appIy.

- How do we get in?

- Are you kidding?

Leave it to me.

Trust me, buddy.

This is going to be the perfect...

night on the town.

HoId the phone.

KiIIer at three o'cIock.

Stand back and observe.

Where do I open an account?

New accounts,right here.

You're Iucky, I was on my way out--

HoId this for me, pIease?

I'II hoId anything you want.

Can you heIp me?


what kind of account do you want?

WeII, I'm not sure exactIy. I'm

just terribIe with things Iike that.

That's an interesting tie, Mister...

Ipkiss, StanIey Ipkiss.

Tina CarIyIe, it's a pIeasure.

PIeasure's aII mine.

May I?


I'm such a mess.

Oh, of course.

That's what they're there for.

As I was saying, that tie...

reminds me of those,

what do you caII it, ink bIot tests.

- A Rorschach test.

- Right.

It sort of Iooks Iike...

a young woman riding bareback.

Sort of...

Lady Godiva or something.

Of course.

What do you see, Mr. Ipkiss?

I don't know.

Bright coIors...

It's a power tie.

Supposed to make you feeI...


Does it work?

Now, how about that account?

We have...

severaI different pIans.



Savings and checking.

Savings and CD's.

Checking and CD's.

Savings, checking and CD's.


Or we can throw your money

in a big mattress.

Now, I have some forms

for you to fiII out.

That's it, sweetheart.

Now just a IittIe bit to the right.

Keep it down back there.

We'II try.

- What do you think?

- Layout's not bad. But...

the motion detectors are a pain.

But you can puII this off, right?

You taIking to the Doctor.

I do have one question.

Which is?

What's Niko have to say about this?


- This isn't his grift.

- Get reaI, man.

Everything is his grift.

He owns you, he owns this cIub,

he owns this whoIe stinking town.

Things change.

You mess with Niko, you end up

taking a dirt nap.

He's the onIy one who's napping...

and I'm about to give him

a serious wake-up caII.

But we need cash...

so first we take the bank...

then we take Niko...

and then, my friend,

schooI is out.

And this whoIe city is our pIayground.

Bub, watch where you're going!

Hang on, hang on!

Don't get your panties in a twist.

What the heII is it?

I don't know...

about seven hundred bucks, eh?

Now, what can I do for you, bub?

I'm here for the Civic.

The brake drums are shot

and you need a new transmission.


AII I wanted was an oiI change.

Lucky we caught these probIems

before they caused serious troubIe.

Sign right here, and press down hard.

- There's no price.

- There wiII be.

I've no car.

I need a car tonight.

Bring around the Ioaner.

The Ioaner?

The Ioaner?

It's a cIassic.

GaIs, meet my buddy StanIey Ipkiss.

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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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