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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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£2,543,434 (UK) (20 May 1994)
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Trivia

The voice of Ace Ventura and the manner in which he speaks, was added by Jim Carrey only after several read throughs of the script. The voice was something Carrey used in his stand up routine. The "All righty then" was the catch phrase of one of his stand up characters and after the lines from the script weren't feeling right, he added it to the script and read through it again using that voice for all the lines. It was such an improvement that it became the main Ace Ventura personality trait. See more »

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[first lines]
Ace Ventura: Heads up! Good defense! Good defense!
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POWER OF SUGGESTION
Performed by Steve Stevens
Written by Steve Stevens
Courtesy of WARNER BROS. RECORDS INC.
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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Aaaaaaaaaaalriiiiiiiighty Then!!!!!!
20 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm guessing that everybody knows the story of this movie by now, but for those who might not have had the opportunity to see this great movie, it's quite a simple formula. The Miami Dolphins mascot is stolen and by word-of-mouth advertising Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is called into manic action. His job is to find the dolphin and return it before The Miami Dolphins' crucial game.

Jim Carrey is quite simply amazing, I never stopped laughing the whole way through the movie. This is surely Carrey's best work, even now. OK, Dumb and Dumber and The Mask are very funny movies too, but this takes the biscuit. Everything Ace does made me laugh, from whipping football player's with a towel to get a ring imprint to showing up at a mansion party and being his usual manic self.

100 laughs per hour, if you have a sense of humour, then this movie is for you!!!


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