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
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At one point, the producers considered making Ace female, being named Alice instead, and with Whoopi Goldberg as their preferred choice. See more »
After Snowflake is captured, Melissa asks "Why did it have to happen now, two weeks before the Superbowl?" In a following scene with Ace, Melissa tells him that it's Superbowl week, and the dolphin was stolen "last night". See more »
At the beginning of the end credits, Ace can be heard saying Tone, put that big ass size 13 on and kick it for the homies." See more »
The original 1997 Warner Bros. DVD release, presented in 4:3 fullscreen format, in a snapper case with a cover proclaiming "Featuring Additional Footage Not Seen Theatrically!", is the Home Video Version. During Chapter 9, from 17:35-18:56, is a deleted scene that has been reinserted back into the film: After Ace inspects Snowflakes tank, he jumps out and talks to the press pretending to be dolphin trainer Hans, then finds the missing stone from Finkle's ring. All future DVD and Blu-ray releases are the original theatrical version, without this scene, even if they say "featuring additional footage not seen theatrically!" on the cover. See more »
A surprisingly dark and layered mystery runs underneath all the wacky comedy.
For all of Carrey's wacky antics and the, at times, overbearingly silly tone of the piece, there's actually a really dark, surprisingly layered mystery running through 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)'. This isn't all that unusual for films starring the eccentric but sometimes unsettling star, though, as he tends to pick projects with somewhat of an underlayer to them. It is actually this rather accomplished piece of storytelling that cements the flick as one much better (despite some problematic moments later on) than the 'stupid, vulgar comedy' some critics have 'relegated' it to being. That said, the flick still is funny and the laughs are the primary focus, though here they aren't quite as intense or as cohesive with the concept as in some of Carrey's other work. We're asked to root for, and tolerate, an undeniably over-the-top and abrasive main character, and that can be difficult at times. It's certainly not impossible, however, and the flick is usually a good time throughout with plenty of laughs and a decent plot, to boot. 7/10
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