Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

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Corrected entry: Film footage of the "Ray Finkle" missed field goal in the movie was authentic. It was actually a blocked field goal from Superbowl VII that was attempted by Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian.

rabid anarchist

Correction: The footage may have had some bits from Superbowl VII (7) but is more likely from Superbowl XIX (19). This was the Superbowl discussed in the film between the Dolphins and the San Francisco 49ers. You can even see in the shot of the replays of the kicking that the opposition team is the 49ers (it's on the helmet). The kick that Garo Yepremian missed for the Dolphins was against the Washington Redskins which was in Superbowl VII.

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Corrected entry: When Melissa picks up the phone to hear the news that Roger Podachter is dead, it is brightly sunny. The shot changes immediately to Podachter's apartment building, where it's now night.


Correction: Watching the scene, just before they left the sun is starting to set. By the time they got there the sun might have gone down. Besides there are two different scenes, meaning the time difference is not immediately taking place as soon as she finishes talking on the phone.

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Corrected entry: When Ace is in the asylum and begins to "reverse" his previous movements and speech, you can see Melissa desperately trying to contain herself.


Correction: Why is this a mistake? She's there trying to convince the place that he's insane, but she doesn't know exactly what he's going to do. It'd be the same as you and a close friend doing the same thing.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: When Ace is visiting the run-down rural home of Ray Finkle's parents, Ray's mother shows Ace an 8mm film of the kick that Ray missed in the Super Bowl. The ball misses wide left, but when the referee is shown signalling that the kick is no good, he is waving his arms as though it missed wide right. (00:50:05)

Correction: This may be, but not a filmmakers' mistake. As noted in the trivia section, "Film footage of the 'Ray Finkle' missed field goal in the movie was authentic. It was actually a blocked field goal from Superbowl VII that was attempted by Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian."


Corrected entry: When Ace reveals the true identity of Einhorn, she is surrounded by policemen. Still nobody who stands behind her sees the "thing" in the back of her panties until Ace turns her around. Then all of a sudden everyone, even the policemen now facing her front, are disgusted.

Correction: They might not have realized what it was or weren't paying attention until he pointed it out.

Corrected entry: In the scene at the Docks, Dan Marino calls Ace over to let him know about Mr. Happy tucked in Lt. Einhorn's panties, but when Ace reveals this to everyone, Marino spits and reacts like he has just noticed it. (01:14:45)

Correction: Marino pointed out the fact that something was noticeably sticking out of Einhorn's panties, but when Ace pointed out what it actually was, he had the same reaction as everyone else because he probably didn't believe Ace's accusation either.


Corrected entry: When Ace is in the tank and has found the ruby stone in the filter, he shakes it out onto his hand...from the far shot the gem is in the upper area of his hand, but when the camera comes in for a closer shot the gem is in the dead centre of his palm.

Correction: If you watch closely you can see that he clearly rolls the stone into the middle of his palm after blowing away all the other muck!

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dan Marino is shooting his ad, two men lift him up and take him away, if you look closely at 99, he is on the left hand side, yet when the two men get outside with Marino, 99 is now on the right.

Correction: They've also put him down - enough time's passed that they could have switched.

Other mistake: When Ace rescues the dog and replaces it with a toy dog, the toy dog is in an impossible position. Ace had to place it there when the door was still open, but if the door was closed after that the man would have knocked it over. (00:03:25)

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Trivia: The dolphin was trained to retrieve many objects that were thrown in a pool at SeaWorld Miami. There were maybe 12 -16 different shaped and weighted items that she learned to pick up and place on the side out of the pool and water. One of the objects and the most important was a black rubber gun. Every single time the only object she would not recover was the gun.

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Question: In the UK (Region 2) version of the film, the scene in which Ace pretends to be Hans the dolphin trainer was removed. Can anyone tell me the specific reason why it was removed? Also do any other versions around the world (notably US and Australian versions) remove the scene?

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Chosen answer: That scene was cut originally by the director Tom Shadyack because the scene did not support the story and thought it slowed the film down. (And the scene was cut from the US version as well.) It was added back later in TV versions of the film. Fan enjoyed the scene so much they asked it be put back in the film version. I know the DVD has it because I own it. It's hilarious!

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