Rocky dealt with teasing, but used his humor and intelligence to win friends. Rocky was the best son in the world. He was a top scholar. He tutored kids at school. He helped break his mom from her drug habit. He wrote award-winning poetry. He worked at a summer camp for blind children. He was a great friend and amazing boyfriend to Diana (Laura Dern).
The movie takes a sad turn when Rocky suffers from extreme headaches one night and passes in his sleep. There was something about the movie Mask that most '80s kids will always remember. Maybe it was the shock of seeing a fellow teen suffering from such a freakish disease? Maybe it was the reality factor of knowing Mask was based upon a true story?
Do you remember Mask? View the Mask trailer here.