Mask (1985)

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Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Cher and Gar visit Rocky's grave, the song "Born in the USA" is blasting from their truck stereo. Rocky's gravestone shows he died in 1982 but that song was not released on Columbia Records until 1984.

Correction: People do visit their loved ones' graves years after they die - there's nothing in the movie that indicates how soon after Rocky's death this scene is meant to be.

Corrected entry: After Rocky dies, Rusty comes back into his room and sits on the bed, in the next shot she is on the other side of him. It actually seems like the bed is on the other side of the room.

Correction: The first shot of this scene is seen through the mirror in Rocky's room - see the corrections page, someone already commented on this.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie, Cher finds out that her son, played by Eric Stoltz, has died in his sleep. When you first see him curled up under the covers, he is in the right-hand corner of the room. A few camera shots later the image is reversed and he is now in the left-hand corner of the room.

Correction: The reason the room is reversed is because it is a reflection of the room in his mirror. You can see stickers at at the bottom of the mirror.

Corrected entry: In the scene at the carnival, Rusty orders a lemonade at the concession stand and does not pay for it.

Correction: Rusty does pass something (a coin?) to the lemonade stand clerk while she asks for the small lemonade.

Corrected entry: At one point toward the end of the movie, Rocky leaves the house, Gar follows him to the door, and when the door closes, he turns around and faces Rusty (Cher). In the VERY next shot, Gar is holding a beer and leaning up against the kitchen counter which is all the way across the room from the door!

Correction: You see Gar start to walk towards Rusty after he waves to Rocky and his grandparents. When the shot goes back to Rusty you can see Gar walk into the dining room and lean against the counter, while holding a beer on the far right hand side of the screen. So, this isn't a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Rocky's grandparents visit, the grandfather gives Rocky two tickets to the Dodgers game. But all three of them - grandma, grandpa, and Rocky - get in the car to go to the game and return home together that evening. What did grandma do - wait in the car?

Correction: If you look really closely there are three tickets, the third one is just hard to see.

Other mistake: When Rocky is in the funhouse looking at himself, he appears to look relatively "normal". But it's very obvious that it's got nothing to do with the mirror, and more to do with the removal of a lot of makeup. For example, Rocky usually has almost no nose, but in the mirror he has Eric Stoltz's very well developed nose.

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Rocky Dennis: What's his problem, Ma?
Rusty Dennis: Nothing. He's just another asshole. You let that negative dreck in and it'll put ya away. You can be a chickenshit and die or be a mensch and keep makin' yourself well.

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Trivia: Director Peter Bogdanovich's first choice for the part of Rocky Dennis was Anthony Michael Hall. Hall turned down the part because he didn't like the idea of hiding his face during the whole film with make-up. Eric Stoltz was then cast instead.

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Suggested correction: I don't know if you are right or wrong, but I thought Eric was given the role because he sang "Rock-y" during his audition. [I'm not really asserting that you are wrong; I had to pick that option in order to be able to reply here.].


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Question: I don't know if this is a urban myth or what, but didn't the real Rocky Dennis like Bruce Springsteen, but "The Boss" or his manager/lawyer, etc refused to allow the music to be used in the movie and that is why Bob Seger's tunes were used instead?

Answer: According to the IMDb, so take with a degree of scepticism, Rocky's favourite music was indeed Springsteen and the Boss himself was happy for it to be used, but, at the time of the original release, an agreement regarding royalty rates could not be reached with the rights owner. A director's cut was released a while later with seven minute of additional footage and the Springsteen songs used instead, after Springsteen pushed for an agreement to be made.

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