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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 February 1994 (USA)
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

Carrie-Anne Moss and Téa Leoni were considered for the role of Melissa Robinson. See more »

Goofs

When Ace is at his apartment walking back and forth with the monkey saying "Alright the answer is right there." You see the monkey above the fireplace standing on a red book. Directly behind the book is a picture. In the next shot when the monkey starts jumping up and down on the book the picture is gone and the corner of the wall to the right of the book is closer than the previous shot. See more »

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

At the beginning of the end credits, Ace can be heard saying Tone, put that big ass size 13 on and kick it for the homies." See more »

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Spoofs Miami Vice (1984) See more »

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THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by Robert John
Lyrics and Revised Music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP.
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Jim Carrey At His Best!
10 September 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Jim Carrey is a wonder actor. His performance in the box-office blockbuster 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' is worth immense praise. The Golden-Globe Award Winner delivers hilariously in this slapstick-comedy, that is full of double-meaning jokes & over-the-top sequences. As a film, it works and manages some truly funny moments, but it's Carrey who makes this film a must watch.

'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective': Synopsis: A goofy detective specializing in animals, goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.

'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' is meant for those who like slapstick-comedies. This cult-classic is not meant for the pseudo intellectuals at all. Reason? The Over-The-Top sequences, and the unexpected digs at transsexuals, will surely not attract them. I, how-ever, had a good laugh and I mainly credit Carrey for it. He is fantastic as the Ace Ventura and in many ways, he immortalizes him.

In terms of screenplay, there is not much to say, apart from the fact, that it is true to the genre it follows. Tom Shadyac's Direction captures Ace Ventura's journey, most convincingly. Cinematography, Editing, Art Design & Costume Design, are worth a mention.

On the whole, Watch it, but only, if you have the stomach for it.


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