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
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In 2018, some broadcasters, such as Comedy Central (UK & Ireland), were showing an older 16x9 cropped version, instead of the full original aspect ratio version. This results in some retro "pan and scan" frame cropping issues. See more »
One of the poachers claims to hear the cry of a female silverback gorilla. Only male gorillas can be silverbacks. See more »
Negative. No sign. Wait a second, I think I got him.
You know you could poke somebody's eyes out with that thing.
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In the Spanish and German DVD release in 1999, the scene of Ace pushing the baby out of a Wachootoo's stomach it's cut. See more »
Well, then god help you. I've known people who are not big fans of Jim Carey's style of comedy and I can see their point. He's just outrageous and rarely witty. But this movie has a bit of everything: clever dialogues, beautiful locations, and of course Jim Carey at his very best.
I find it much funnier than any of his other works. The Mask had too few of the 'mask' scenes, Pet Detective was just about OK, nothing great. This movie though is better because the story flows freely(unlike P.D) and it has a lot of Jim Carey (unlike The Mask). The scene at the monastery is actually brilliantly shot and to have such OTT comedy at what otherwise seems so mystical a location, I've never seen something like that. And lastly, yes it may seem a bit absurd, it's Ace's love for animals that comes out quite well. To have gone to a seclusion for losing a racoon(he was not paid to find anyways) is both hilarious and heart warming.
The rhino scene alone would've made this one of my favorite comedies, but there's so much more on offer.
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