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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

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Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hitu (as Adewale)
Danny Daniels ...
Wachootoo Witch Doctor (as Danny D. Daniels)
Sam Motoana Phillips ...
Andrew Steel ...
Tom Grunke ...
Derrick McCane (as Thomas Grunke)
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Ashram Monk


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »


Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 November 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ace Ventura Goes to Africa  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


$108,360,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Up until Dumb and Dumber To (2014), this was the only sequel to a Jim Carrey film to actually feature Carrey. See more »


When the jungle animals crash through the consulate wall, the mounted elephant head falls to the ground; the elephant's trunk breaks, revealing it to be a plastic fake. See more »


[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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Nukie (2011) See more »


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Performed by The Presidents of the United States of America
Produced by Conrad Uno and Chris and Dave
Written by Chris Ballew and The Presidents of the United States of America
The Presidents of the United States of America appears courtesy of Columbia Records/PopLlama
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oh my god, you gotta read what I found this movie to be...
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't normally respond to these kinds of things, but after reading some of the negative responses I couldn't help myself. There is a movie out there for everyone, something everyone NEEDs to laugh at and who can relate to. This movie is the opidemy of my humor and the extreme way it portrays the upper crust world of stuffy, snobby, self absorbed unrealistic people who think the world revolves around their view and opinions is classic and makes me laugh in a way that is honest for me.

I read that some people were offended by it and want to get others to share their view. All I gotta say is, "If you didn't like the first one, why did you go to see the second one? Just to complain?" Do all of us "Friends" of Jim Carey a favor, if you don't like his humor, just go find some stuffy anal retentive "fluff" film, and write reviews on them that we will never read since those movies are for stuck-up self absorbed types. Sorry I just didn't think it fair that these people are "Flameing" this as if there are no other possibilities.

Thanx for reading.

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