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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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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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Jim Carrey and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje both played Batman villains. Carrey played the Riddler in Batman Forever and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje played Killer Croc in Suicide Squad. See more »

Goofs

There is no saliva on Ace's face after the chief and Ouda spit on him. 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

An extra line of dialogue was cut from the scene where Ace violently sneezes in front of the Wachati tribe, where Ace utters afterwards, "I am fighting something." See more »


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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Written by Richard M. Sherman (uncredited) and Robert B. Sherman (uncredited)
Performed by Jim Carrey
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I feel ashamed...but the film DID make me laugh!
4 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In this sequel to the very popular "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", Ace is in Africa getting into all sorts of silly nonsense. "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls" is definitely a guilty pleasure. While the film is very stupid and never tries to be anything else, it DID make me laugh...much like films like "Waterboy" and "Stepbrothers". A couple of the dumbest scenes had me almost falling on the floor laughing...such as when Ace gets spears in his legs and the scene where he's inside a fake rhino! Hardly intellectual faire....but funny. A great film to watch with friends....especially the sort of friends whose favorite DVDs don't come from the Criterion Collection!


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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, 12 November 1995

Gross USA:

$108,385,533

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,385,533
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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