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Ace is back on the case as the pet dick (Carrey) ventures to Africa to restore peace among rival tribes by finding an albino bat that's M.I.A. Plot is secondary, however, to multi-million dollar man Carrey's outrageous brand of physical comedy combined with his unique ability to deliver junior high level lines with pseudo-suave savoir-faire. Contains only a handful of outstanding gags, the best with Ace and a mechanical rhino. Mainly for Carrey aficionados (of which there are many) and original "Ace" fans--the low-brow humor runs a bit thin by the end.

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Available on Running time 94 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Slapstick Comedy, Wild Kingdom, Detective Spoofs, Africa, Jungle Stories, Top Grossing Films of 1995, Technicolor Yawn
Steve Oedekerk
Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow, Maynard Eziashi, Bob Gunton, Sophie Okonedo, Tommy Davidson
Donald E. Thorin
Steve Oedekerk
Robert Folk
James G. Robinson, Gary Barber, Morgan Creek Productions, Warner Bros.


MTV Movie Awards 1996: Male Perf. (Carrey), Comedic Perf. (Carrey); Blockbuster 1996: Comedy Actor, T. (Carrey).

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
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Jim Carrey is hilarious in this movie! He plays Ace Ventura, the pet detective, emerging from self-imposed exile in a remote Himalayan hideaway, and this time he is sent to Arica by an explorer named Fulton Greenwall to search for this sacred white bat which is told will avert a war between with Wachootoo and Wachati tribes. Even though Ace is an animal lover, he is a chiroptophobia, which means fear of bats. Much of Ace's activity involves eliminating various suspects and enduring the problems of dealing with the Wachati and the Wachootoo, who refer to him as the "white devil." Advised by the Abbot, Ace finally discovers that Vincent Cadby had taken the bat and hired Ace as a cover for his own crimes. Cadby plans to let the tribes destroy each other and take possession of their land, using the numerous bat caves containing guano to sell as fertilizer. Of course, Ace's crazy self gets himself into some pretty funny, outrageous situations and manages to get out of them.