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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$72,217,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Jim Carrey uses the same voice and mannerisms for his In Living Color (1990) sketch character, Overly Confident Gay Man, as he did for Ace Ventura. In one of the sketches, he even uses the "Alrighty Then" phrase. See more »

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While in Melissa's backyard, Ace at one point spits out a lemon wedge from a glass of iced tea; when he gets up from his chair, the lemon is back on the glass. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Tosh.0: Fart Bus Kid (2011) See more »

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"Lee, he's crazy!"
7 July 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

We saw "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" right after "The Mask" came out. We could not have possibly predicted how wacky it would be. At the moment when Jim Carrey started butt-talking, my dad shouted out: "Lee, he's crazy!" And believe you me, he really was. Anyone who knows anything about the movie probably knows that Carrey plays the title character, who has to find the Miami Dolphins' mascot. But mostly, the whole movie is an excuse for him to be silly. And of course, the woman who played reporter Melissa (Courtney Cox) went on to play the reporter in the "Scream" trilogy.

Well anyway, Ace Ventura really is a master of disguise, and it's almost hard to believe that after almost ten years of stagnation in comedy, this movie came and changed the way that we think about humor. Hilarious.


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