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The Mask [1995] (1 disc)

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Director:Charles Russell
Writer:Mike Werb
Composer:Randy Edelman
Length:101 minutes
(1 hour 41 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:75%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Action
  • Dark Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Family
  • CG
  • Romance
  • Kids
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Synopsis: Stanley Ipkiss is a meek nobody until a unique mask falls into his hands.


Reaction: A bit silly but by design and the cartoony effects work perfectly for the movie.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Charles Russell => Director
Mike Werb => Writer
Randy Edelman => Composer
Amy Yasbeck => Peggy Brandt
Ben Stein => Dr. Arthur Neuman (as Benjamin J. Stein)
Cameron Diaz => Tina Carlyle
Denis Forest => Sweet Eddy
Eamonn Roche => Mr. Dickey
Jeremy Roberts => Bobby the Bouncer
Jim Carrey => Stanley Ipkiss
Jim Doughan => Detective Doyle
Joely Fisher => Maggie
Johnny Williams => Burt Ripley
Kevin Grevioux => Henchman #7
Krista Buonauro => Lady Cop
Max => Milo the Dog
Nancy Fish => Mrs. Peenman
Nils Allen Stewart => Orlando
Orestes Matacena => Niko
Peter Greene => Dorian Tyrell
Peter Riegert => Lt. Mitch Kellaway
Reg E. Cathey => Freeze (as Reginald E. Cathey)
Richard Jeni => Charlie Schumaker
Robert O'Reilly => The Figure
Tim Bagley => Irv Ripley

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Prior to Cameron Diaz landing the role of Tina Carlyle, the producers had originally suggested a relative unknown but up and coming blonde Anna Nicole Smith for the role. Ultimately the decision was reversed when they found Cameron Diaz while leaving a modeling agency.
  • The banana-yellow suit that Jim Carrey wears is based on a suit which his mother made for him for his first attempt at stand-up comedy.
  • As befits Stanley's obsession with cartoons, The Mask acts like various cartoon characters, most notably the Tazmanian Devil (traveling as a tornado), Pepe Le Pew (romancing Tina in the park), Bugs Bunny (dying in the gangster's arms), and [Tex Avery]'s Wolf (seeing Tina in the nightclub).
  • Many of the moves in Tina's nightclub act are directly taken from Red's nightclub act in the [Tex Avery] cartoon {Red Hot Riding Hood}, a portion of which Stanley watches at the beginning of the movie.
  • An original script idea was for Stanley to meet the street gang that he later encounters as the Mask earlier in the film, getting mugged and having them steal his watch. This is why when his landlady asks him if he knows what time it is, he says, "Actually, no."
  • The one thing that attracted Jim Carrey to the project more than anything else was that Stanley Ipkiss, much like him, is a huge fan of cartoons.
  • Cameron Diaz's singing voice in the film was dubbed by Susan Boyd.
  • This is Cameron Diaz's first movie role.
  • The Ripley Auto Finishing building is also used In Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II as the their headquarters.
  • The oversized teeth on the Mask character were originally to be used only during silent scenes. However, Jim Carrey learned to talk with them on to make his character that much more wacky.