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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ace Ventura
... Fulton Greenwall
... Vincent Cadby
... Ouda
... Burton Quinn
... The Wachati Princess
... The Tiny Warrior
... Hitu (as Adewale)
... Wachootoo Witch Doctor (as Danny D. Daniels)
Sam Phillips ... Wachootoo Chief (as Sam Motoana Phillips)
... Wachati Chief
Andrew Steel ... Mick Katie
... Gahjii
Tom Grunke ... Derrick McCane (as Thomas Grunke)
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 »


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

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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ace Ventura Goes to Africa  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

According to Jeff Daniels, Jim Carrey had explained to him the reasons why he didn't like the sequel much. He disliked the whole "Ace is afraid of bats" angle, as he found it to be cheap, and even fought with the director about changing the script so that Ace was merely allergic to bats. Carrey was also very nervous about the film's depiction of the native characters, and that people might take offense to them. He's even surprised the film hasn't been outright banned. See more »

Goofs

When the jungle animals crash through the consulate wall, the mounted elephant head falls to the ground; the elephant's trunk breaks, revealing it to be a plastic fake. 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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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: The Fly II (2012) See more »

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Lion Sleeps Tonight
Lead vocals by Michael Ian Elias
Produced by Jeff Stillman, Paul Stillman and Michael Ian Elias
Original written by Solomon Linda
Adapted and arranged by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George David Weiss and Albert Stanton
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Music Group
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Jim Carrey Love Him or Hate Him
2 February 2013 | by See 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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