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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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The Tiny Warrior
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Hitu (as Adewale)
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Wachootoo Witch Doctor (as Danny D. Daniels)
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Wachootoo Chief (as Sam Motoana Phillips)
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Wachati Chief
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Mick Katie
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Gahjii
Tom Grunke ...
Derrick McCane (as Thomas Grunke)
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
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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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Rated PG-13 for crude humor | See all certifications »

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10 November 1995 (USA)  »

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Ace Ventura Goes to Africa  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,804,076, 12 November 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$108,385,533

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,385,533
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2.35 : 1
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A double-feature Blu-Ray Disc release of this film along with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) has been discontinued, due to the MPAA in the middle of a debate on if this film should be re-rated with an R-rating. See more »

Goofs

When Ace is on the highway in Namibia he sees a billboard for Subway. Subway does not have locations in Namibia. 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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Performed by The Presidents of the United States of America
Produced by Conrad Uno and Chris and Dave
Written by Chris Ballew and The Presidents of the United States of America
The Presidents of the United States of America appears courtesy of Columbia Records/PopLlama
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Not nearly as good as the first one.
14 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I just got done watching 'Ace Ventura' 1 as well as 2 in a row and I must sadly state: I have been disappointed.

Do not get me wrong; I like this movie, but not nearly as much as the first one. Though, gotta give it that: The movie is still pretty funny, which, however, is expected of a comedy movie.

Even though this movie is a tad longer than the first part, I just could not find myself puzzle over the (admittedly rather Indiana-Jones-like) case this time, whereas I had much fun doing that over the case in the first one. Simply put: No suspense whatsoever in this one.

As stated above, though, I did have to laugh quite a few times at the jokes presented in 'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls', which is not the only good thing (of course). This movie does still have an interesting story, which I believe to be quite surreal compared to the first movie, though that adds some more ridiculous vibe to this comedic title.

Summarizing, there is only one thing left to say: If you solely watch this movie for the comedic purpose, you shall have a great time!


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