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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

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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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The great plains of Africa, the cradle of civilization. A place where there exists a balance between nature and man. So ancient, so sacred, no man would dare to disturb it. No man but Ace Ventura. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey spent a lot of time off sick, which affected the contract of actor Simon Callow. Callow's contract had actually expired before he could finish filming his scenes. Despite this, he wasn't paid overtime as Carrey's illness was regarded as an "Act of God" in the contract. Which Carrey himself claims as "unfair". Since Callow already had other commitments in London, the producers suggest he flew back regularly in first-class, as the contract had stated. It wasn't until later that Callow found out that the producers were deducting the cost of his plane tickets from his overall salary. In his words he "finished up working almost for nothing". See more »

Goofs

When Ace knocks out the "Monopoly Guy," and struts around with him on his shoulder, the rich woman he was with disappears from the stairway and reappears between shots. 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

As of 2016, the uncut version is now officially available to buy in the UK, but only on Blu-Ray Disc. It still retains its 'PG' rating. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mountains of the Moon (1990) See more »

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Performed by Angélique Kidjo
Produced by Jean Hebrail
Written by Angélique Kidjo and Jean Hebrail
Adapted by Joy Kane
Angelique Kidjo appears courtesy of Island Records Limited
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Great sequel!
26 February 2002 | by LebowskiT1000See all my reviews

Despite most views of this movie, I thought it was just as good as (and in some aspects better than) the original. Of course there was a lot of recycled humor, but there was also a lot of original humor too. I was a little bummed to find out that Courteney Cox wasn't returning in the second installment, but they did just fine without her. I doubt it will happen, but I would love to see an Ace Ventura 3 someday.

I thought the scene where Ace is trapped inside the animatronic rhino was the funniest scene in the movie, but the film is filled with other great scenes too. I also loved the fact that he is a lover of all animals, except Bats. I thought that was such a funny idea for the character. I mean, what does that say about bats if a lover of all animals can't even stand them and finds them revolting. Just thinking about it makes me laugh. I just love the irony I guess. Anyhow, there isn't much more I can say about this film other than if you liked "Pet Detective", you should see "When Nature Calls". "Bumble-Bee Tuna",

-Chris


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