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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

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Pet detective Ace Ventura comes out of retirement to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the symbol of an African tribe.

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Derrick McCane (as Thomas Grunke)
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Ace Ventura, emerging from self-imposed exile in a remote Himalayan hideaway, travels to Africa with explorer Fulton Greenwall to find a sacred bat which is told will avert a war between with Wachootoo and Wachati tribes. Of course, when Ace gets involved, all hell breaks loose... Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The great plains of Africa, the cradle of civilization. A place where there exists a balance between nature and man. So ancient, so sacred, no man would dare to disturb it. No man but Ace Ventura. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor | See all certifications »

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10 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Ace Ventura Goes to Africa  »

Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£10,020,831 (UK) (23 February 1996)
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Trivia

The language used by the Wachootoo chief and in Ouda's Wachootoo translation is isiXhosa, an Nguni language spoken in South Africa. IsiXhosa is the native language of Nelson Mandela and Miriam Makeba a.k.a. Mama Africa. The Xhosa people (amaXhosa) make up the second largest ethnic group in South Africa after their close relatives the Zulus (amaZulu). Nothing about the clothing, houses, or culture of the Wachootoo is based on the Xhosa, and "inkwensu wocha" ("White Devil") is not a Xhosa word or phrase. See more »

Goofs

When the warrior rips the spears out of Ace's legs, you can see the Wachootoo Chief and the Witch doctor in the back round, but in the next shot, they are behind Ace, ready to pick him up off the ground. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helicopter Pilot: Negative. No sign. Wait a second, I think I got him.
Ace: You know you could poke somebody's eyes out with that thing.
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References The Mask (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Lion Sleeps Tonight
Lead vocals by Michael Ian Elias
Produced by Jeff Stillman, Paul Stillman and Michael Ian Elias
Original written by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Ace Ventura is a comic genius bursting to the seams with brilliance...
23 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie ever since in come out in 1995 when i was six years old...

I love Jim Carrey am a BIG fan of him...and i think that this was his best performance...he just so funny in this movie...

"It's the mucus that binds us" still cracks me up today... His other famous saying "Ok take care now, by bye then" and "alrightly" are classic lines...

Its best to see the first movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", before you see the second movie so you get the feel of Ace Ventura...the jokes get so much more funnier in the second movie...

Just the way Jim acts as Ace is genius...i recommend everyone see this movie...


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