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Item:113721754327Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich directed this heartwarming and inspirational film based on the real-life story of Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz), a terribly disfigured but highly sensitive and intelligent teenager. Motivated by his loving mother, Rusty (Cher), and her boyfriend, Gar (Sam Elliott), Rocky ultimately overcomes pain, loneliness and prejudice to become a role model to his classmates and teachers alike. Special Features Mask Revealed: A Conversation with Director Peter Bogdanovich Feature Commentary with Director Peter Bogdanovich This is the true story of Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz), a personable young man suffering from "lionitis," a fatal disease which causes hideous facial disfigurement. The son of freewheeling biker Rusty Dennis (Cher), Rocky is accepted without question by his mom's boyfriends and cycle buddies, but treated with pity, condescension, and disgust by much of the outside world. The local high school principal tries to get Rocky classified as brain-damaged so he won't have to enroll the boy in his school, but Rusty fights for her son's rights with the ferocity of a mother lioness. Rocky makes friends easily both at school and at summer camp. He also falls in love with Diana (Laura Dern), a blind girl who cannot see his deformed countenance and is entranced by the boy's kindness and compassion. Now that he's got his own life in order, Rocky sets about to wean his chronically depressed mother from her drug habit. Mask is the sort of story that might have ending up wallowing in its own pathos had the acting, direction and scriptwriting (by Anna Hamilton Phelan) been anything less than very good. The film proved a much-needed financial success for director Peter Bogdanovich, though unfortunately it didn't come soon enough to stave off his declaring personal bankruptcy.Condition:Brand New, Actor:Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Laura Dern, Region Code:PLAYABLE IN USA & CANADA // REGION 1, Rating:PG-13, Special Features:see photos for back cover details, Sub-Genre:Biography, Leading Role:Cher, Director:Peter Bogdanovich, Format:DVD, Edition:Director's Cut
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NEW DVD- MASK - DIRECTOR'S CUT - Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Laura Dern