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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 <>

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

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Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ace Ventura, un detective diferente  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


£2,543,434 (UK) (20 May 1994)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Ace's first customer pulls his pants off to fellate him, accompanied by the sound of him being unzipped. As he swings from the ceiling, however, he clearly still has his pants on. See more »


[first lines]
Ace Ventura: Heads up! Good defense! Good defense!
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Performed by Aerosmith
Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Lenny Kravitz
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I loved this movie
2 July 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was the best movie Jim Carrey has ever did. It had me and my whole family laughing non-stop! No one could have done this movie the way Jim did. I could go on for hours about how great it is. I could watch it every day! I would give it a perfect 10! The acting in his movie was great. And Courtney Cox did an amazing job as Melissa! She's such an talented and amazing actress!

One of the funniest lines: Melissa: Did you have any trouble getting in? Ace Ventura: No, the guy with the rubber glove was surprisingly gentle.

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