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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

 -  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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£2,543,434 (UK) (20 May 1994)
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Jim Carrey has starred in five films that have had sequels or prequels: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), The Mask (1994), Dumb & Dumber (1994), Batman Forever (1995) and Bruce Almighty (2003). See more »

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There are several spelling errors in the newspaper articles Ventura and Melissa view on microfilm, including "origionally", "Finkle'" with an apostrophe instead of a comma, "stiil", "itys" (its), "disasterous", and "Champioship". The articles also use the same filler material (usually when it's near the edge of the screen): a football-related paragraph once the relevant information is done, and occasionally completely unrelated copy that seems to have come from another article. See more »

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Ace Ventura: Heads up! Good defense! Good defense!
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star-making performance for Carrey
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Undeniably juvenile, but funny and entertaining comedy stars Carrey—in his breakthrough role—as a goofy, wildly eccentric pet detective hired to find the missing Miami Dolphins mascot. He's the right man for the job but his childish idiosyncrasies, uncanny bond with animals, and aberrant investigative techniques cause outsiders to question whether or not he can actually make good on his word. Aimed mostly at fans who really enjoy silly humor, others will quickly find it tiresome. There are some amusing cameos by real Dolphin football players (including an engaging Dan Marino) but this film belongs to Carrey and his constant outrageousness. Sure-fire entertainment for fans of this genre. **½


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