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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

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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Most people wouldn't last one minute in the real wild nature. Ace Ventura, not even a second. See more »


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, 12 November 1995

Gross USA:

$108,385,533

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,385,533
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Dolby | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Ace is called a sissy and laughed at by the Wachootoo for screaming in pain. At the time, both of his legs had been pierced by spears, and his crotch had been stepped on by his opponent in combat. Spears are combat weapons. See more »

Goofs

In their first trip in the jungle a peacock can be heard. Peacocks are native to India and Sri Lanka, not Africa. 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

In the Spanish and German DVD release in 1999, the scene of Ace pushing the baby out of a Wachootoo's stomach it's cut. See more »

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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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If you didn't find this funny..
17 June 2008 | by arsenic_77See all my reviews

Well, then god help you. I've known people who are not big fans of Jim Carey's style of comedy and I can see their point. He's just outrageous and rarely witty. But this movie has a bit of everything: clever dialogues, beautiful locations, and of course Jim Carey at his very best.

I find it much funnier than any of his other works. The Mask had too few of the 'mask' scenes, Pet Detective was just about OK, nothing great. This movie though is better because the story flows freely(unlike P.D) and it has a lot of Jim Carey (unlike The Mask). The scene at the monastery is actually brilliantly shot and to have such OTT comedy at what otherwise seems so mystical a location, I've never seen something like that. And lastly, yes it may seem a bit absurd, it's Ace's love for animals that comes out quite well. To have gone to a seclusion for losing a racoon(he was not paid to find anyways) is both hilarious and heart warming.

The rhino scene alone would've made this one of my favorite comedies, but there's so much more on offer.

8/10


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