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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy  |  10 November 1995 (USA)
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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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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 <>

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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)


£10,020,831 (UK) (23 February 1996)

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2.35 : 1
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While driving through the jungle Ace hits a branch that breaks the car's windshield. In subsequent shots the windshield is clearly not broken. When they finally emerge from the jungle the windshield is cracked again, but in a pattern different from the first shot of its being broken. When the 'stuffed' elephant head falls off the wall, its trunk breaks revealing it to be hollow and thus 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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Spirits in the Material World
Performed by Pato Benton with Sting
Produced by Trevor Horn for Trevor Horn Productions
Written by Sting
Pato Banton appears courtesy of I.R.S. Records
Sting appears courtesy of A&M Records
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excellent comedy movie!!!
29 May 2005 | by (Lahore, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

One of the best and my favorite comedy movies ever! I have watched it at least 7 times and found it funny each time. All those guys saying this part is not as good as the first one, must be out of their sense of humor! This part lives up to its expectations and i found it even funnier than the first part. You might get bored watching the first part 3 or 4 times but not this part! This is a must see film if you haven't seen it already. I own its DVD and keep it very close to my DVD player all the times...never know when i'd like to watch it again :-) I would give it a well deserving 10 out of 10, it cant get any better than this. I really feel sorry for those who didn't find it funny. Please Don't miss it today!!! Highly recommended!!!!

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