When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle. Unfortunately, under the mask's influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell, whose goons get blamed for the heist.
- Genre: Romance, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
- Studio: Dark Horse Entertainment, New Line Cinema
- Keyword: dual identity, bank, mockery, villain, transformation, slapstick comedy, superhero, based on comic, surrealism, balloon, dog, urban setting, jail cell, wisecrack humor, super villain, norse mythology, supernatural power, the mask
- Cast: Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Jeni, Cameron Diaz