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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 4 February 1994 (USA)
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A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ace Ventura
... Melissa Robinson
... Lt. Lois Einhorn
... Emilio (as Tone Lõc)
... Dan Marino
... Riddle
... Roger Podacter
... Woodstock
... Ron Camp
Frank Adonis ... Vinnie
... Roc
... Doctor
... Sgt. Aguado
... Martha Mertz
... Mr. Finkle
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Storyline

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 Lars J. Aas <larsa@colargol.edb.tih.no>

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He's the best there is! (Actually, he's the only one there is.)

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Rated PG-13 for off-color humor and some nudity | See all certifications »

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4 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Ace Ventura, un detective diferente  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$72,217,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$107,217,396
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Trivia

In the snowflake tank scene, Ace impersonates Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy and Scotty from Star Trek (1966). See more »

Goofs

The film mentions the 1985 Super Bowl as Super Bowl XVII." It was in fact Super Bowl XIX. Super Bowl XVII was held on 30 January 1983. While the Miami Dolphins lost both games, and the 1985 winner was correctly identified as the San Francisco 49ers, and Dan Marino played in the 1985 game, neither game's score was close enough for a missed field goal to matter. See more »

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Ace Ventura: Heads up! Good defense! Good defense!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »

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THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
Original Music and Lyrics by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Performed by Robert John
Lyrics and Revised Music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore
Courtesy of ATLANTIC RECORDING CORP.
By Arrangement with WARNER SPECIAL PRODUCTS
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"Take care, now. Bye bye, then."
18 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

In 1994, a year that gave us Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption, Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Bros. Pictures came out with the funniest film of the decade, err, 1994, with the Jim Carrey super-vehicle, ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE.

Right off the bat, it is a Jim Carrey showcase: chasing missing albino pigeons, rescuing a pampered shiatsu, and making high speed getaways, this all works because it is Ace Ventura, a hilarious, live-action cartoon character who spouts one-liners like an M-16.

The premise of the film is that the Miami Dolphin's team mascot, Snowflake the dolphin, has been captured and needs to be found in time for the Super Bowl. Ace is hired and the sexy Courtney Cox is made his partner until the dolphin is recovered. With an assortment of funny situations like Ace falling into a great white shark tank (!), a montage of Ace searching for a missing jewel, Ace head banging in a CANNIBAL CORPSE concert, it's all gold, and as you have read, Ace is what drives this film into comedy genius!

It was a busy and successful year for Jim Carrey, as he came out with another pair of comedy blockbusters, the LOOSELY translated Dark Horse comic THE MASK, and his hilarious buddy comedy with Jeff Daniels, DUMB and DUMBER.

Thanks to Tom Shadyac for letting Carrey out of the bag and letting this damn funny Canadian strut his lanky stuff.

It has some offensive, adult-oriented material, but if caught on television, this is nearly perfect family entertainment: as long as you don't mind your kids talking from their a$$es for the next couple months.


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