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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 February 1994 (USA)
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A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.

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To be a Pet Detective, you have to understand both the criminals and animals. Ace Ventura goes even further... He behaves like a criminal animal. When a football team's mascot (a dolphin) is stolen just before the Superbowl, Ace Ventura is put on the case. Now, who would want to steal a dolphin, and why? Written by Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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He's the best there is! (Actually, he's the only one there is.)

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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor and some nudity | See all certifications »

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4 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Ace Ventura, un detective diferente  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$72,217,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The entire scene where Ace Ventura claims to be expert dolphin trainer Heinz Getwellvet was originally cut out of the theatrical release. It was added back in when the movie was released on videotape in June 1994, and was advertised as "additional footage not seen in theaters". See more »

Goofs

Ace's first customer offers to take his pants off, and he accepts, after which we hear him being unzipped. While flying around from the ceiling, however, his pants are clearly still on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ace Ventura: Heads up! Good defense! Good defense!
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Connections

Referenced in A Night at the Roxbury (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

THE CRYING GAME
Performed by Boy George
Written by Geoff Stephens
Courtesy of POLYGRAM RECORDS
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Perhaps Carrey's best movie
14 April 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

While his later films are good, Ace Ventura is the best of all. Jim Carrey brings his now famous style of acting to the screen. Ace is the kind of guy who you never know what he's going to do next, and that is what makes him so funny. The plot is not the best one out there and the actors in this one are not the best, but this movie is not for intelligent plots and famous actors. It's a whacky comedy that made Jim Carrey a star. The movie is not bad, not at all. Why people think that is just odd and strange. Guess there is no appreciation for good movies these days.


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