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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls [1995]
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Director:Steve Oedekerk
Writer:Steve Oedekerk
Composer:Robert Folk
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:April Fools
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:33%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Pet detective Ace Ventura comes out of retirement to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the symbol of an African tribe.


Reaction: In general, I think I may prefer this one slightly over the original. They're both completely ridiculous, but Ace Ventura's histrionics don't feel quite so pronounced and annoying in this one.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Steve Oedekerk => Director / Writer
Robert Folk => Composer
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje => Hitu (as Adewale)
Andrew Steel => Mick Katie
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad => Ashram Monk
Bob Gunton => Burton Quinn
Bruce Spence => Gahjii
Damon Standifer => Wachati Chief
Danny D. Daniels => Wachootoo Witch Doctor
Ian McNeice => Fulton Greenwall
Jim Carrey => Ace Ventura
Leif Tilden => Gorilla Performer (uncredited)
Maynard Eziashi => Ouda
Michael Reid MacKay => Skinny Husband
Sam Motoana Phillips => Wachootoo Chief
Simon Callow => Vincent Cadby
Sophie Okonedo => The Wachati Princess
Tom Grunke => Derrick McCane (as Thomas Grunke)
Tommy Davidson => The Tiny Warrior

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • 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.
  • The only sequel to a Jim Carrey film to actually feature Carrey.
  • The Monster Truck Driven by ace (Jim Carrey) is a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 Modified.
  • Director [?] Tom DeCerchio left after shooting began, to be replaced by writer Steve Oedekerk.
  • Jim Carrey was paid $5 million to reprise the part of Ace Ventura.