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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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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  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$108,360,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Tom DeCerchio left after shooting began, to be replaced by writer and Jim Carrey's best friend Steve Oedekerk. See more »

Goofs

When Ace lets the slinky go down the steps there is no way it could make it all the way as there are several widely spaced landings every so many steps that the slinky could not overcome. 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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Connections

Featured in Jim Carrey Spotlight (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Blur the Technicolor
Performed by White Zombie
Produced by Terry Date and White Zombie
Music by White Zombie
Lyrics by White Zombie
White Zombie appears courtesy of Geffen Records, Inc.
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Funny as hell
23 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was directed and written by Steve Oedekerk. Tom Shadyac is not attached to this movie for some reason. But, Steve Oedekerk did a pretty good Job. The movie begins with a spoof from "Cliffhanger" where Ace fails to save a Raccoon. Ace retires from being a "Pet Detective" until Fulton Greenwall (Ian McNeice) offers him a large amount of money to find a missing sacred Bat. The plot of this movie is not as good as the original. But it's funnier! And a lot of fun. I remember watching this 10 years ago at the theater when it first came out. Frankly, I think there should be one more movie before Ace retires. Jim Carrey is a comedic genius. And he is pure talent. Not even Jerry Lewis can compare to the talent of Jim Carrey.


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