The Mask

New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment Released 1994




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Charles Russell

Adapted from the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel.  Stanley Ipkiss is a lowly bank teller who hates his job, his landlord and his loser status in life. This all changes when he finds a mysterious mask floating in the city river and puts it on on a whim. The strange piece of antiquity transforms him into a Tex Avery like dervish of manic energy with a green face who can shape shift, crack one liners and woo the hearts of all the ladies in one fell swoop. There's one in particular he's interested in, a lounge singer Tina Carlyle, who happens to be the squeeze of local thug Dorian Tyrell, who masterminded a robbery of the bank Stanley works at a robbery The Mask botched.

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    • Production budget - $23,000,000
      Domestic gross - $119,938,730 (9th)
      Worldwide gross -  $351,583,407 (5th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $233,277,960
      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $638,821,316

    • Taglines:
      1. From zero to hero.
      2. Stanley Ipkiss is not the man he used to be.

    • Filming locations:
      Burbank, California
      Fire Station 23, Los Angeles, California
      City Hall, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California
      6th Street Viaduct, Los Angeles, California
      Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California
      San Pedro Bay, California
      Spring Street Towers, Downtown, Los Angeles, California

    • Music:
      Cuban Pete
      Written by Harry Connick Jr. and Ramsey McLean
      Performed by Harry Connick Jr.
      This Business Of Love
      Written by Phil Roy, Howie Hersh, and Nicholas Klein
      Performed by Domino
      Let The Good Times Roll
      Written by Spo-De-Odee and Fleecie Moore
      Performed by Fishbone
      Hey, Pachuco
      Written by Royal Crown Revue
      Lyrics by Eddie Nichols
      Performed by Royal Crown Revue
      Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
      Lyrics by Don Redman and Andy Razaf
      Music by Don Redman
      Performed by Susan Boyd
      Who's That Man
      Written by Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, Latosha Scott, and Tamika Scott
      Performed by Xscape
      You Would Be My Baby
      Written by Keith Thomas and Phil Gladston
      Performed by Vanessa Williams
      Bounce Around
      Written by Dwayne Wiggins, Raphael Wiggins, and Timothy Riley
      Performed by Tony, Toni, Tone
      Hi De Ho
      Written by Cab Calloway, Clarence Gaskill, Irving Mills, Harry White, Lewis Sharpe, and Tony Moran
      Performed by K7
      Straight Up
      Written by Brian Setzer and Merritt & Lambert
      Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
      Dance With Me
      Written by Ken Barken and Leigh Robbins
      Performed by Leigh Robbins
      Ol' Man River
      Written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
      Of Thee I Swing
      Written by David Michael Frank
      Vesti La Giubba
      Performed by Luciano Pavarotti

    • In the 1995 video home system of this movie following its presentation, both Jim Carrey and Charles Russell appear in an interview on Cartoon Network's Space Ghost Coast to Coast.


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Comedy, Fantasy