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Adolescent supernatural comedy with lollapalooza special effects is Carrey's follow-up to "Ace Ventura." Mild-mannered bank clerk Carrey discovers an ancient mask that has supernatural powers. Upon putting on the mask, he turns into one truly animated guy. He falls for a dame mixed up with gangsters and from there on, our hero deals not only with the incredible powers of the mask, but with hormones and bad guys as well. Based on the Dark Horse comic book series and originally conceived as a horror flick, director Russell, who gave Freddy Krueger a sense of humor, recast this one as a hellzapoppin' cartoon-action black comedy. Carrey's rubber face is an asset magnified by the breakthrough special effects courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic.

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Available on Running time 100 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Horror Comedy, Special FX Extravaganzas, Adapted from a Cartoon, King of Beasts (Dogs), Super Heroes, Revenge, Top Grossing Films of 1994, Adapted from Comics, Front Page, Nightclubs
Screenplay
Mike Werb
Cast
Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Greene, Peter Riegert, Amy Yasbeck, Orestes Matacena, Richard Jeni, Ben Stein
Cinematography
John R. Leonetti
Director
Chuck Russell
Music
Randy Edelman
Producer
Michael Richardson, New Line Cinema, New Line Cinema

Awards

Blockbuster 1995: Comedy Actor, T. (Carrey), Female Newcomer, T. (Diaz); Blockbuster 1996: Comedy Actor, V. (Carrey).

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Stacey

The Mask came out in 1994 and has a total running time of 100 minutes. Jim Carrey (as Stanley Ipkiss) and Cameron Diaz (as Tina Carlyle) star in this fun comedy. One night, Stanley Ipkiss finds a green wooden mask by the ocean. Stanley is your average guy, but when he puts the mask on he turns into a cartoon-like guy with great powers. With this mask, Stanley hopes to help eliminate crime and be kind of like a super hero. This mask can have him stretch real far, run real fast, and has a high self-esteem. Tyrel, a bad guy, wants Stanley dead, after an incident occurs. Meanwhile, Stanley falls for a singer, Tina Carlyle, who just so happens to be Tyrel’s girlfriend! I really like this movie. It's super funny and really entertaining.

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Nicholle

This movie is hilarious! I love this movie. The Mask was one of my favorite movies when I was younger. Jim Carey is so funny int his movie. The Mask is about a guy who finds an old mask. Well, the mask has powers. When you put it on then he turns into a guy who can dance, stretch, spin really fast, and many other things. He's kind of like a super hero. That would be kind of neat to put on a mask that had supernatural powers. The Mask is definitely a great movie. Very funny. I highly recommend watching it. It's very entertaining.