Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Warner Bros. Released 1995




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Steve Oedekerk

The movie features the comical adventures of detective Ace Ventura, who decides to change careers and become a Tibetan monk after unsuccessfully attempting to save a raccoon. While at the monastery, he meets Fulton Greenwall, who asks him to look for the Shikaka, a sacred white bat belonging to the Wachati tribe. Since Ace has been causing more harm than good in his role as a monk, his fellow brothers encourage him to take the job. Although he is afraid of this particular animal, Ace takes the case and is soon caught up in a world of animal traders, poachers and tribal curses. The Shikaka is special to both the Wachati and Wachootoo tribes and Ace discovers that if he cannot find the animal in time, the Wachootoo will engage in war against the Wachati.


Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Leonard Klady

    It's a death-defying hodgepodge anchored by the complete confidence of star Carrey.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Yet, there is also little doubt that when it comes to extreme physical humor, Carrey is remarkably gifted, a throwback to the vintage antics of Jerry Lewis or even the slapstick ga...

  • 30

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Instead, Mr. Carrey turns up in a sloppy second Ace Ventura film that's little more than an echo of the first. A two-minute trailer wouldn't miss many of its highlights.

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  • NOTES (5)

    • Production Budget - $30,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $108,360,063 (5th)
      Worldwide Gross - $212,385,533 (12th)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $203,268,532
      Worldwide Adjusted for 2013 - $398,405,969

    • Production Companies:
      Morgan Creek Productions

    • Filmed on location in Texas, South Carolina and the Province of British Columbia.

    • Music:
      Lion Sleeps Tonight
      Performed by Michael Ian Elias
      Blur the Technicolor
      Written by Rob Zombie
      Performed by White Zombie
      Spirits in the Material World
      Written by Sting
      Performed by Sting and Pato Banton
      Secret Agent Man
      Written by P.F Sloan and Steve Barry
      Performed by Blues Traveler
      Written by Angelique Kidjo and Jean Hebrail
      Performed by Angelique Kidjo
      Boll Weevila
      Written by Chris Bellew and the Presidents of the United States of America
      Performed by Presidents of the United States of America

    • ASCAP Awards Wins:
      1. Top Box Office Film


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