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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Carrey said that after doing this movie he realized he could not spend his entire life doing Ace Ventura movies. Writer/Director Steve Oedekerk felt the same way, and also moved onto other projects. See more »

Goofs

After Ace removes the apple from the victim's mouth, there is a shot where the victim and the medicine doctor are in the background. In the previous scene, the medicine doctor took out the victim's heart, creating a hole. However, in the shot with the victim and medicine doctor in the background, there is no hole in the victim's abdomen. 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

One minute and thirty five seconds were cut from the theatrical version to get a PG certificate in the UK. A further three seconds where also cut to get a PG for the video release. These cuts remove a lot of the "crude humour". The cuts are as follows:
  • The raccoon rescue is edited, mostly cutting shots of the clearly distressed animal.
  • The scene of Ace casting shadows on the projector slide has been edited so that his shadow is going after Gahjii's neck instead of his groin.
  • Ace's line "Excuse me. Your balls are showing! Bumble bee tuna!"
  • Ace's snorting in the hut has been reduced.
  • Likewise, when everyone is exiting the hut in hysterics, the shot cuts away earlier due to the graphic details.
  • The shot of Ace masturbating is missing.
  • When Ace is lecturing Quinn, the shot of Ace prodding his eyeball has been reduced. This could be due to strong language and/or imitable technique.
  • After removing an apple core from the tribesman, Ace pushing the baby out of the mother's tummy is missing, as well as the shot of the father catching the baby.
  • The Warrior stomping on Ace's crotch and ripping the spears out of his legs.
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Connections

Featured in The Spoony Experiment: D.O.A: Dead or Alive (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Blur the Technicolor
Performed by White Zombie
Produced by Terry Date and White Zombie
Music by White Zombie
Lyrics by White Zombie
White Zombie appears courtesy of Geffen Records, Inc.
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Jim Carrey Love Him or Hate Him
2 February 2013 | by kikabethSee all my reviews

Jim Carrey is one of those actors you will find yourself either adoring or hating. He does not ever "underact." This movie made me laugh so hard I cried (even after the fifth time!) From the robot rhino scene to the monopoly guy Jim knows how to be hilarious. I saw the first one (liked it a lot) and have to say this one is way better! I am a huge fan of Carrey. I don't think there are many people who can make such a variety of facial expressions. The only reason this is not a ten is because there is (as usual with Carrey) some inappropriate stuff thrown in. But if your love laughing and you love Jim, this movie will fit you "Like a glove!"


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