DVD - 2004
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The true story of Rocky Dennis, a personable young man who has craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, a fatal disease which causes hideous facial disfigurement. Rocky is the son of biker Rusty and he is accepted without question by his mom's boyfriends and her cycle buddies, but treated with pity and disgust by much of the outside world. The local high school principal doesn't want to enroll Rocky, but Rusty fights for her son's rights. Rocky eventually falls in love with Diana, a blind girl who cannot see his deformity and is entranced by the boy's kindness and compassion.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, 2004.
Edition: DVD.
ISBN: 9780783279435
Branch Call Number: 791.4365 MASK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 17, 2018

Watched several times and always needed a box of tissue. A beautiful yet sad movie.

Jul 13, 2018

I've watched Mask multiple times since 1985, and it still makes me cry. The performances by Eric Stoltz, Cher, Sam Elliott and Laura Dern are all very good. Hennepin County Library's DVDs of this title are the director's cut version, which includes about 7 minutes of additional scenes and features songs by Bruce Springsteen that were not in the original release (songs by Bob Seger were included instead). Mask is rated PG-13.

Mar 31, 2018

I love great '80s movies, and this is one of the underrated gems! The story is timeless and emotionally affecting, regardless of other dated elements. The original "Wonder".

Nov 08, 2016

I agree with most of the other comments regarding this movie. I had not watched this movie for quit a few years then checked it out at the library. This is an oldie but a goody.

Nov 21, 2015

One of Cher's best roles. I really enjoyed it and got emotionally involved in the story. I highly recommend it.

blueberrymouse Jul 05, 2015

A great movie based on a true story. It teaches the lesson that you can't judge a book by it's cover.
The chemistry between the major actors is just colossal.

Apr 23, 2015

It's crazy that this film did not win more awards, and the lack of nominations are unbelievable. I would consider this to be Cher's finest performance. The mother/son chemistry between Cher and Eric Stoltz is emotional and believable. Throw in the fine supporting cast, highlighted by Sam Elliott and Laura Dern, and this should have easily been an award winner. I've seen it several times, and it never gets old. Have a tissue on hand, and enjoy the Bob Seger soundtrack.

d2013 Apr 27, 2014

Not only is she an amazing singer but she's also an extremely talented actress.


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Mar 31, 2018

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