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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

Jim Carrey uses the same voice and mannerisms for his In Living Color (1990) sketch character, Overly Confident Gay Man, as he did for Ace Ventura. In one of the sketches, he even uses the "Alrighty Then" phrase. See more »

Goofs

Ace's first customer pulls his pants off to fellate him, accompanied by the sound of him being unzipped. As he swings from the ceiling, however, he clearly still has his pants on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ace Ventura: Heads up! Good defense! Good defense!
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Crazy Credits

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
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Aaaaaaaaaaalriiiiiiiighty Then!!!!!!
20 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm guessing that everybody knows the story of this movie by now, but for those who might not have had the opportunity to see this great movie, it's quite a simple formula. The Miami Dolphins mascot is stolen and by word-of-mouth advertising Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is called into manic action. His job is to find the dolphin and return it before The Miami Dolphins' crucial game.

Jim Carrey is quite simply amazing, I never stopped laughing the whole way through the movie. This is surely Carrey's best work, even now. OK, Dumb and Dumber and The Mask are very funny movies too, but this takes the biscuit. Everything Ace does made me laugh, from whipping football player's with a towel to get a ring imprint to showing up at a mansion party and being his usual manic self.

100 laughs per hour, if you have a sense of humour, then this movie is for you!!!


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