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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective ()


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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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Ace Ventura
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Melissa Robinson
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Lt. Lois Einhorn
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Emilio (as Tone Lõc)
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Dan Marino
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Riddle
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Roger Podacter
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Woodstock
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Ron Camp
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Vinnie
Tiny Ron ...
Roc
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Doctor
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Sgt. Aguado
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Martha Mertz
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Mr. Finkle
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Mrs. Finkle
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Sexy Woman
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Mr. Shickadance
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Reporter #1
Margo Peace ...
Reporter #2
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Gruff Man
Henry Landivar ...
Burnout
Florence Mistrot ...
Neighbor
Robert Ferrell ...
Carlson
Will Knickerbocker ...
Manager
Gary Munch ...
Director
Terry Miller ...
Assistant Director
John Archie ...
Reporter #3
Cristina Karman ...
Reporter #4
Tom Wahl ...
Reporter #5
Herbert Goldstein ...
Crazy Guy
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Another Cop
Manuel L. García ...
Dolphin Trainer
Don Shula ...
Miami Dolphin
Scott Mitchell ...
Miami Dolphin Team Player
Peter Stoyanovich ...
Peter Stoyanovich
Dwight Stephenson ...
Miami Dolphin
Jeff Uhlenhake ...
Miami Dolphin
Jeff Dellenbach ...
Jeff Dellenbach
Marco Coleman ...
Miami Dolphin
Kim Bokamper ...
Miami Dolphin
Jeff Cross ...
Miami Dolphin Team Player
Chris Barnes ...
Thrasher Band 'Cannibal Corpses'
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Thrasher Band 'Cannibal Corpses'
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Thrasher Band 'Cannibal Corpses'
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Thrasher Band 'Cannibal Corpses'
Robert Barrett ...
Thrasher Band 'Cannibal Corpses'
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Toothless Giant (uncredited)
Nick Bass ...
Baby (uncredited)
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Stadium Vendor (uncredited)
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Redneck #1 (uncredited)
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Mascot (uncredited) (voice)
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Nurse's Assistant (uncredited)
Bill Pearlman ...
Miami Dolphin Team Player #54 (uncredited)
Dominic Jack Pizzo Sr. ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Fan Catching Football (uncredited)
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Stadium Vendor (uncredited)
Laird Stuart ...
Superbowl Referee (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tom Shadyac

Written by

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Jack Bernstein ... (story)
 
Jack Bernstein ... (screenplay) and
Tom Shadyac ... (screenplay) &
Jim Carrey ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Gary Barber ... executive producer
Peter Bogart ... co-producer
Bob Israel ... co-producer
James G. Robinson ... producer

Music by

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Ira Newborn

Cinematography by

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Julio Macat

Film Editing by

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Don Zimmerman

Editorial Department

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Steven Gary Banks ... post-production assistant (as Steven Banks)
Craig Connell ... assistant editor
Gaston Santiso ... second assistant editor (as Gaston M. Santiago)
Don Thompson ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Mary Jo Slater

Production Design by

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William A. Elliott ... (as William Elliott)

Art Direction by

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Alan E. Muraoka

Set Decoration by

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Scott Jacobson

Costume Design by

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Bobbie Read

Makeup Department

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Jay Cannistraci ... 2nd makeup artist (as Jay S. Cannistraci)
Donna Battersby Greene ... 2nd hair stylist (as Donna Greene)
Pauletta O. Lewis ... key hair stylist (as Pauletta Lewis)
Pamela Priest ... 3rd hair stylist (as Pamela B. Priest)
Sheryl Ptak ... key makeup artist
Lee Grimes ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Peter Bogart ... unit production manager
Jody Levin ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Adam Druxman ... second assistant director
Melanie Grefe ... key second assistant director
Terry Miller ... first assistant director
Brian Moon ... production assistant
Michael Viglietta ... second second assistant director
Julian Valdes ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lewis Bowen ... head scenic artist
Michael Calabrese ... set dresser
William Les Collins ... construction manager
James P. Crapser ... lead man propmaker
Gabriel C. Ell ... property maker
Wallace G. Emery ... propmaker foreman (as Wally Emery)
Matthew Fleck ... painter
Richard Fojo ... set designer
Paul J. Hendricks ... property maker
Tanya Hotton ... art department coordinator
Dean F. Janik ... painter
Cheryl L. Johnson ... stand-by painter (as Cheryl C. Johnson)
Jane B. Johnson ... lead person
Gordon Keath ... property maker
Richard F. Malone Jr. ... property maker
Michael J. McCarthy Sr. ... property maker
Mark McCarthy ... carpenter
Geri Petersen ... assistant prop man
Geri Lynn Peterson ... assistant property master
J. Randy Peterson ... carpenter (as Randy Peterson)
Michael Reid ... property maker
Vivian Russo ... painter
John R. Salemi ... property maker
Skip Schields ... set props
Philip Schneider ... property manager
Fred Schwendel ... set dresser (as Frederick W. Schwendel)
George Simporis ... painter
Dan Sweetman ... storyboard artist
Paul Vistocco ... painter
Norman E. Weber ... paint foreman
Stuart Wein ... set dresser
Cary Whittaker ... greensman
Nelson Wirtz ... carpenter
Susan Inge Wood ... paint foreman
Curtis Carlin ... swing gang (uncredited)
Michael J. Flynn ... props (uncredited)
Jeremy Alan Read ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dana Austin ... foley artist (as Dana Porter)
Odin Benitez ... first assistant sound editor
Gaston Biraben ... sound editor
Kevin Cerchiai ... cable utility
Jeff Courtie ... adr recordist
Russell C. Fager ... sound mixer
Robert Fitzgerald ... adr supervisor
Randall Guth ... second assistant sound editor
Michael Hilkene ... sound designer
Eric Lindemann ... sound editor (as Eric W. Lindermann)
Gail K. Markley ... assistant to sound editing supervisor
Paul Massey ... re-recording mixer
Scott Millan ... re-recording mixer
David M. O'Dell ... boom operator
Steve Pederson ... re-recording mixer
Mark Rathaus ... sound editor
Catherine Rowe ... foley artist
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Wolf Schmidt ... sound editor
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Michael Arbogast ... special effects supervisor
Thomas Kittle ... special effects
Andrew Nicholls ... special effects assistant
Patrick Tantalo ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Krystyna Demkowicz ... executive in charge of production: Matte World (uncredited)
Rich McKay ... visual effects camera assistant (uncredited)
Paul Rivera ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Courtney Brown ... stunts
Joe Bucaro III ... stunts (as Joe '7' Bucaro)
Alex Edlin ... stunts
Terry Gusmano ... stunts
Joe Hess ... stunts
Birgitte Holmgaard ... stunts
Gainer Johnson ... stunts
Alan Jordan ... stunts (as Alan R. Jordan)
Mike Kirton ... stunts
Artie Malesci ... stunt coordinator
Blake Pickett ... stunts
Felipe Savahge ... stunts
Jim Ramos Vickers ... stunts (as Jim Vickers)
John Zimmerman ... stunts
Kim Zimmerman ... stunts
Tom Bahr ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Chick Bernhard ... stunts (uncredited)
Andrew Scott Dixon ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Cort Hessler ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Todd Seeley ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jerry Bertolami ... dolly grip
Philip 'Biff' Delaney ... generator operator
Lex duPont ... camera operator (as Alexis DuPont Jr.)
Peter Farber ... second assistant camera
Jon Baronn Farmer ... still photographer
Andrew Giammarco ... grip
Phil Green ... grip
Jamie Klein ... grip
Edward Knott III ... key grip (as Edward Knett III)
Rick Lacoste ... lamp operator
William McConnell ... first assistant camera
Gene Moffat ... lamp operator
Barry Ryan ... best boy
Gary Ryan ... best boy electric
William B. Sechel ... gaffer
Jim Seckel ... lamp operator
John Sider ... lamp operator
Jeff Simon ... photographer: second unit
Owen Stephens ... electrician: rigging
Greg Morse ... 24 frame video operator (uncredited)
Bob Wright ... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Steve Brooksbank ... casting assistant
Jeff Fisher ... casting assistant
Dana McFadden ... casting assistant
Mary Jo Slater ... casting
Melissa Biggs ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rhona Meyers ... costumer
Emae Villalobos ... wardrobe supervisor
Kelly M. Webb ... set costumer
Gina Williams ... set costumer

Location Management

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Greg Beber ... assistant location manager
Kenneth J. Cooney ... assistant location manager
Valerie Schields ... location manager

Music Department

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Peter Afterman ... music supervisor
Raymond Blair ... music recording engineer
Tim Boyle ... music recording engineer
Jeff Carson ... music editor
Dan Stein ... music programmer
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Richard McIlvery ... music recordist (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musican: french horn (uncredited)
Elizabeth Wendel ... associate music supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Larry Crenshaw ... transportation manager
Pirty Lee Jackson ... driver captain
Eric Wade ... executive driver
Kevin Hudis ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Tommy Barone ... set production assistant
Michael Battaglia ... unit publicist (as Mike Battaglia)
Ingrid K. Behrens ... set production assistant
Betty Bennett ... script supervisor
Will Brantley ... projectionist (as Will A. Brantley)
Tom Deakman ... stand-in: Jim Carrey
Bill Goff ... projectionist
Zoila Gomez ... office production assistant
Diane Gutterud ... production coordinator
Kelly Helstrom ... assistant: Mr. Barber
Richard J. Kupfer ... administrator: Morgan Creek
Eugene Lebowitz ... project consultant
Tamara Lindberg ... accounting clerk
April Mackin ... lead animal trainer
David Mastron ... post-production accountant
Sarah McAnally ... assistant: Mr. Carrey
Michael J. McCarthy ... craft service
Margo Hunt McKay ... assistant production coordinator (as Margo Hunt)
Michelle Minyon ... assistant: Mr. Shadyac
Cathy Morrison-Partridge ... head wrangler (as Cathy Morrison)
Jamie Moshall ... set production assistant
Pattison Newberry ... first aid
Steve Oedekerk ... project consultant
Edward V. Pannozzo ... accounting assistant
Michael Scott Reid ... office production assistant
Michael Roberts ... unit accountant
James G. Robinson ... presenter
Louise Rosner ... production coordinator
Robert Short ... puppeteer
Todd P. Smith ... production coordinator
Elaine Taverrile ... assistant accountant
Douglas Turner ... puppeteer (as Douglas S. Turner)
Melanie Webster ... stand-in
Janet M. West ... assistant: Mr. Robinson
Dawn Barkan ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Paul Barth ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Tammy Blackburn ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Michèle Darmon ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Carolyn Schnitzer ... production assistant (uncredited)
Sally Jo Sousa ... animal trainer: penquins, skunk, dogs and parrots (uncredited)
Jim Ramos Vickers ... fight choreographer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines He's the best there is! (Actually, he's the only one there is.) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ace Ventura, détective chiens et chats (France)
  • Ace Ventura - Ein tierischer Detektiv (Germany)
  • Ace Ventura, un detective diferente (Spain)
  • Ace Ventura, Detektiv (Denmark)
  • Ace Ventura: Zvírecí detektiv (Czech Republic)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $107,217,396

Did You Know?

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Trivia The short scene during the party where Ace pulls the cellist's arm as he walks by, making him produce a false tone, was improvised by Jim Carrey. See more »
Goofs After Ace points out the blood stain on the balcony or Roger's, Lt. Einhorn touches it with her bare hand, something no cop would ever do. However, it is possible that she did this deliberately to contaminate the crime scene and make the blood evidence inadmissible. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in My Father the Hero/Ace Ventura: Pet Detective/Romeo Is Bleeding/Gunmen/Tombstone (1994). See more »
Soundtracks POWER OF SUGGESTION See more »
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 »
Quotes Ace Ventura: If I'm not back in five minutes... just wait longer.
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