Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

1994 Comedy Film

Director: Tom Shadyac

Writer: Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac & Jim Carrey

Cinematography: Julio Macat

Running time: 86 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: He's the best there is! (Actually, he's the only one there is.)

Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura
Courteney Cox as Melissa Robinson
Sean Young as Lt. Lois Einhorn/Ray Finkle
Tone Lōc as Emilio
Dan Marino as Himself
Noble Willingham as Riddle
Troy Evans as Roger Podacter
Raynor Scheine as Woodstock
Udo Kier as Ronald Camp
Frank Adonis as Vinnie
Tiny Ron as Roc
David Margulies as Doctor
John Capodice as Aguado
Judy Clayton as Martha Mertz
Bill Zuckert as Mr. Finkle
Alice Drummond as Mrs. Finkle
Rebecca Ferratti as Sexy Woman
Mark Margolis as Mr. Shickadance
Don Shula as Himself
Scott Mitchell as Miami Dolphins Player
Cannibal Corpse as themselves
Nosey (Miami Seaquarium, Florida) as Snowflake the dolphin

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot of a football team.

  1. ASCAP Award-Top Box Office Films Ira Newborn-ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
  2. Blockbuster Entertainment Award-Favorite Actor - Comedy, On Video
    Jim Carrey-Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  3. Blockbuster Entertainment Award-Favorite Male Newcomer, On Video
    Jim Carrey-Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  4. Blimp Award-Favorite Movie Actor Jim Carrey-Kids' Choice Awards, USA
  5. ALFS Award-Newcomer of the Year Jim Carrey-London Critics Circle Film Awards

The voice of Ace Ventura and the manner, in which he speaks, was added by Carrey only after several read through of the script. The voice was something Carrey used in his stand up routine. The "All righty then" was the catch phrase of one of his stand up characters and after the lines from the script weren't feeling right, he added it to the script and read through it again using that voice for all the lines. It was such an improvement that it became the main Ace Ventura personality trait. 


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