Ace Ventura (film series)
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Ace Ventura, the series protagonist.
|Directed by||Tom Shadyac (1)
Steve Oedekerk (2)
David Mickey Evans (3)
|Written by||Jack Bernstein
|Music by||Ira Newborn (1)
Robert Folk (2)
|Cinematography||Julio Macat (1)
Donald E. Thorin (2)
|Edited by||Don Zimmerman (1)|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
Ace Ventura is an American comedy film series consisting of three entries, starring Jim Carrey as the titular character, Ace Ventura, a private investigator and self-proclaimed "pet detective." The first film, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, was released in 1994 after six years of development, with a sequel, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, released in 1995. In 2009, a direct-to-video sequel, Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective, was released. An animated series was also produced and ran for three seasons.
The first two films were widely successful and have a cult following, though the third was released to mostly negative reviews.
Bernstein had wanted to do a comedic version of Sherlock Holmes, and when watching the Stupid Pet Tricks segment on Late Night with David Letterman, got the idea for a pet detective.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura is hired to rescue Snowflake, the bottlenose dolphin mascot of the Miami Dolphins. Despite his best efforts to save Dan Marino, Ace is also kidnapped. When Ace finds out a murder is connected, he soon begins to suspect that disgraced football player Ray Finkle is behind it all. However, Ace can't find Finkle, until Ace discovers that Finkle has been masquerading as Lt. Lois Einhorn.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura, Jr. (Josh Flitter) continues his father's pet detective business.
Cast and characters
When Nature Calls
|Ace Ventura, Jr.:
|Ace Ventura||Jim Carrey|
|Spike||Binks the Capuchin monkey|
|Mr. Shickadance||Mark Margolis|
|Melissa Robinson Ventura||Courteney Cox||Ann Cusack|
|Lt. Lois Einhorn / Ray Finkle||Sean Young|
|Dan Marino||Dan Marino|
|Fulton Greenwall||Ian McNeice|
|Vincent Cadby||Simon Callow|
|Burton Quinn||Bob Gunton|
|Ace Ventura Jr.||Josh Flitter|
|Rex Ventura||Ralph Waite|
|1994||Ace Ventura: Pet Detective||Tom Shadyac||James G. Robinson||screenplay: Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, Jim Carrey
story: Jack Bernstein
|Ira Newborn||Julio Macat||Don Zimmerman|
|1995||Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls||Steve Oedekerk||Steve Oedekerk||Robert Folk||Donald E. Thorin||Malcolm Campbell|
|2009||Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective||David Mickey Evans||James G. Robinson
David C. Robinson
|screenplay: David Mickey Evans, Jeffrey Sank, Jason Heimberg, Justin Heimberg
story: Jeffrey Sank, Jason Heimberg, Justin Heimberg
|Laura Karpman||Mark Irwin||Danny Saphire|