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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

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Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

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Steve Oedekerk

Writers:

Jack Bernstein (characters), Steve Oedekerk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Ace Ventura
Ian McNeice ... Fulton Greenwall
Simon Callow ... Vincent Cadby
Maynard Eziashi ... Ouda
Bob Gunton ... Burton Quinn
Sophie Okonedo ... The Wachati Princess
Tommy Davidson ... The Tiny Warrior
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Hitu (as Adewale)
Danny Daniels ... Wachootoo Witch Doctor (as Danny D. Daniels)
Sam Phillips Sam Phillips ... Wachootoo Chief (as Sam Motoana Phillips)
Damon Standifer ... Wachati Chief
Andrew Steel Andrew Steel ... Mick Katie
Bruce Spence ... Gahjii
Tom Grunke Tom Grunke ... Derrick McCane (as Thomas Grunke)
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ... Ashram Monk
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Storyline

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 Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Most people wouldn't last one minute in the real wild nature. Ace Ventura, not even a second. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ace Ventura Goes to Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,804,076, 24 December 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$108,385,533

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,385,533
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Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While looking at the bad teeth of the Wachootoo tribal chief, Ace Ventura offers him advice on gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive disease that causes inflammation of the gums. Without treatment, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a serious form of gum disease. See more »

Goofs

When Ace flips the Jeep, the flash of the pyro charge used to flip the vehicle is clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helicopter Pilot: Negative. No sign. Wait a second, I think I got him.
Ace: You know you could poke somebody's eyes out with that thing.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik, 1st movement
(uncredited)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Horrible
20 November 2001 | by AlexJB-1See all my reviews

This was an absolutely horrendous movie full of bathroom humor that is aimed at getting a cheap laugh. The only reason that this movie was made was because of the theory that if a movie makes a big splash and becomes a big time hit then a sequel will also be a big hit. Often times that is not the case and this movie is one of those. The first Ace Ventura had a lot of the same bathroom humor and slapstick humor but it went about it in a more tasteful way. The first movie has a believable plot and does a good job of telling the story. This movie however was totally unbelievable and at some points utterly stupid. In the beginning where Ace Ventura becomes a very spiritual man is totally unrealistic and turned me off to the rest of the movie.


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