MASK is a true story about a young man with an incurable ailment, "lionitis" or craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which causes calcium to amass in the head and make it balloon to twice its normal size. Rocky (Eric Stoltz) is the 16-year-old son of Rusty Dennis (Cher), a biker lady who is given to
loose morals and controlled substances. Mother and son live in a poor but clean Los Angeles neighborhood where she hangs out with Gar (Sam Elliott) and several other bikers. Rocky is a remarkably radiant young man, cheerful, friendly, able to cope with his painful and life-threatening disease. He
has three goals in what he knows will be a short life: he wants to meet a girl who ...