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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When listing other words that start with "-sh" after hearing of the Shikaka, Ace includes "Shawshank Redemption". Bob Gunton, who plays Burton Quinn, also starred in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). See more »

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The Elephant at the consulate is an Indian Elephant. 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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Spirits in the Material World
Performed by Pato Benton with Sting
Produced by Trevor Horn for Trevor Horn Productions
Written by Sting
Pato Banton appears courtesy of I.R.S. Records
Sting appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Very very unworthy sequel
6 February 2000 | by XophianicSee all my reviews

I was shaky about ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE. It treaded on the line between funny and silly, between good and bad. This one crossed the line. It wasn't especially bad, but I can't call it good. Most of the good jokes are recycled from ACE VENTURE: PET DETECTIVE. All that's left within ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS are stupid gags. (This proves my theory that sequels that are made the very next year of the movie are never as good, aside from SCREAM 2.)

Ace Ventura, (Jim Carrey) after accidentally letting an animal die in one of his cases, has gone into self-imposed exile. But he returns to the pet cases at the request of Fulton Greenwall (Ian McNeice) to save a sacred bat. The wealthy Vincent Cadby (Simon Callow) has paid Ventura to save the bat before two African tribes go to war over it.

Jim Carrey is his usual overacting self in this movie, but it's more annoying this time. This is the stage of his career I really didn't care for. This movie is still not as bad as DUMB & DUMBER, though, but the jokes are either old from the first movie or stupid. Ian McNeice and Simon Callow do an OK job, but their characters are not interesting because of bad plot and acting. The absence of Courtney Cox is probably the worst part of the movie.

My final analyses...don't bother with this movie unless you are a Jim Carrey fan.


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