“Mask” quotes

Movie Mask
Peter Bogdanovich directed this movie in 1985
Title Mask
Year 1985
Director Peter Bogdanovich
Genre Drama, Biography
Plot – Rocky Dennis is sixteen and lives with his mother and her boyfriend. He's very intelligent but he suffers a rare disease which has deformed his skull and face. As a teenager, he struggles with daily life but Rocky has a strong character. He's a model student and his peers have accepted him. During the holidays, Rocky works as an assistant in a camp for blind guys and there he meets Diana, but her parents deny their relationship. When his best friend Ben tells Rocky he has to leave the town, all his hopes collapse, until one night Rocky dies while sleeping.
All actors – Cher, Sam Elliott, Eric Stoltz, Estelle Getty, Richard Dysart, Laura Dern, Micole Mercurio, Harry Carey Jr., Dennis Burkley, Lawrence Monoson, Ben Piazza, L. Craig King, Alexandra Powers, Kelly Jo Minter, Joe Unger, Todd Allen, Howard Hirdler, Jeannie Dimter Barton, Steve James, Cathy Arden, Andrew Robinson, Ivan J. Rado, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Wayne Grace, Nick Cassavetes, Les Dudek, Rebecca Wood, Paige Matthews, Patricia Pelham, Gale Ricketts, Stan Ross, Scott Willardsen, Marsha Warfield, Allison Roth, David Scott Milton, Creed Bratton, Charles Taylor, Rummel Mor, Barry Tubb, Norman Kaplan, Marilyn Hamilton, Anna Thea, Louis Waldon, Toni Sawyer, Lou Felder, Christopher Rydell, Beth McKinley, Jill Whitlow, Eddie Paul, Michael Adams, Jeff Jensen, Jack Wright, Dorothy Hack, Jo-El Sonnier, Robert 'Duckie' Carpenter, Djuna Hobbs
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  • “These things are good: ice cream and cake, a ride on a Harley, seeing monkeys in the trees, the rain on my tongue, and the sun shining on my face. These things are a drag: dust in my hair, holes in my shoes, no money in my pocket, and the sun shining on my face.”

    Eric Stoltz - Rocky Dennis
    [Tag:dislike, like, nature]
  • “Don't worry, Mr. Simms. I look weird, but otherwise I'm real normal. Everything'll be cool.”

    Eric Stoltz - Rocky Dennis
  • “- Eric: That wasn't bad, Dennis. How about you tutor me?
    - Rocky Dennis: Tutor you?
    - Eric: Yeah. Cooley almost failed me last year.
    - Rocky Dennis: Ok. But it will cost you $3 an hour.”

    L. Craig King - Eric
    Eric Stoltz - Rocky Dennis
    [Tag:money, teaching]
  • “- Rocky Dennis: Mom. Do I look like a freak to you?
    - Rusty Dennis: No.
    - Rocky Dennis: You know, your always been big on telling me when my face doesn't matter, but, it does. Doesn't it? You think that I can't even get a girl to like me unless you pay for her.”

    Eric Stoltz - Rocky Dennis
    Cher - Rusty Dennis
  • “- Rocky Dennis: I hate you going out every night and coming home wasted all the time!
    - Rusty Dennis: It's none of your goddamn business!
    - Rocky Dennis: You're my mother!
    - Rusty Dennis: Well, you're not my warden!”

    Eric Stoltz - Rocky Dennis
    Cher - Rusty Dennis
  • “Now you can go anywhere you want, baby.”

    Cher - Rusty Dennis
    [Tag:death, freedom]
  • “- Carnival Ticket Taker: You can ride, kid but I can't take the blame for what happens to retard here.
    - Gar: I can't take the blame for what happens to you, can I?”

    Creed Bratton - Carnival Ticket Taker
    Sam Elliott - Gar
  • “Rocky, your mom sometimes does the wrong things, but for the right reasons.”
    Sam Elliott - Gar
  • “First you told me he was gonna be retarded, then you told me he was gonna be blind and deaf. If I'd dug his grave every time one of you geniuses told me he was gonna die, I'd be eating fuckin' chop suey in China by now!”

    Cher - Rusty Dennis
  • “- Gar: If you're gonna get wasted on that crap, I'm not gonna hang around here and babysit you.
    - Rusty Dennis: You must be confusing me with someone who gives a shit.
    - Gar: I must be.
    - Rusty Dennis: You know, this is not going to work. I'm doing things to please you and I'm just gonna end up hating you.”

    Sam Elliott - Gar
    Cher - Rusty Dennis
    [Tag:drugs, hatred, love]