Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

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(11 votes)

Continuity mistake: When Ace looks through Finkle's stuff he holds up two knitted coasters. They change hands between the two shots.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ace is trying to figure out the Finkle/Einhorn connection there is, what looks like, an air horn on the far end of the table to the right of the dog. A shot or two later when it shows the dog's hair around the picture of Finkle you can see the end of the horn laying right next to the dog on his left side.(This is visible in the screen shot already on the site that shows the dogs hair position changing.).

Tiffany

Continuity mistake: When Ace is dressed as a HDS delivery man, he starts playing soccer with the package he is carrying. After that you can see that the box is open at the top. When he is at the door, you can see that someone has put new tape on it to close it again.

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Revealing mistake: When the bad guys are shooting at Ace, he catches a bullet in his teeth. However, he goes from his lips being tightly shut to suddenly having the bullet in his teeth, obviously hiding the bullet in his mouth. (00:52:00)

Jon Sandys

Plot hole: When Ace is in the boat dock he and Einhorn fight. He grabs her hair and hits her head on a pole. Later, when he is revealing her true identity he tries to pull off her wig. He would have known it wasn't a wig from the fight. (01:13:50)

Revealing mistake: When Ace is at the mental hospital and slams his face down on the bench, you can see the actor playing the doctor begin to laugh before the camera cuts away to a front shot of him and Courtney Cox.

Continuity mistake: When Ace rummages around in the filter, his hand gets dirty as he grabs hold of some stuff. When he blows the muck away, and is left with just the gem, it is completely spotless.

rabid anarchist

Deliberate mistake: In the final stadium scene, the scoreboard sets forth that it is the 2nd quarter, 3rd Down and 6 yards to go. The game clock indicates that 15 minutes are left in the quarter. The announcer indicated that it was the start of the 3rd quarter, and neither team kicked off.

tylersill

Continuity mistake: After Ace tells Lois Einhorn about Ray Finkle and she steps out of the bath room to sit behind her desk. Pay attention to the filing cabinet to her left. The folders go from organized up right to being on their side.

Other mistake: When Emilio is rummaging through Einhorn's desk drawers, he finds a note from Roger to Einhorn, thanking her for a wonderful evening, and saying that he'll see her on Friday. When Emilio calls Ace, he says that the note says that Roger was thanking her for a wonderful Saturday evening. He never wrote down what day the evening was on. It never said Saturday anywhere on the note.

Continuity mistake: When Einhorn is tossed into Snowflake's crudely constructed holding pen at the docks, the dolphin seems to have disappeared.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: When she falls in the water, the dolphin is visible right near her in plain view.

Continuity mistake: When the man is sitting by a chess board and Ace is talking, as the camera direction moves between characters the chess pieces on the board suddenly disappear and don't return.

Revealing mistake: When Ace and Courtney Cox are kissing in the stadium, you can see the cardboard cutouts in the upper deck (replacing live fans).

tylersill

Continuity mistake: When the people take the dolphin and put it in the truck near the beginning, they close the truck door and the door is red. When it shows the truck driving away, the door is white. (00:07:15)

Factual error: The movie that Ace plays back when he goes to Finkel's house mentions that it is Superbowl 17. Only problem was the entire film references to Super bowl 19 between the Dolphins vs 49ers. Superbowl 17 was Dolphins vs Washington. Added to this the Dolphins lost by much more than just a field goal in both games.

Other mistake: When Ace goes into the death metal club two people stop moshing and very obviously look at the camera smiling straight at it.

Plot hole: Einhorn's plan had a flaw. No starting quarterback ever holds the ball in any game for the kicker, it's always the back up.

Rob245

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Suggested correction: This is straight up false. Tony Romo was the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks in 2006. He held the ball for a potential game winning field goal, but he bobbled it, and it ended up costing the Cowboys the game. This was already corrected, so I'm not sure why you felt the need to submit it again.

Phaneron

It should be noted that Tony Romo was not starting QB that year. He was the backup QB, until week 7, and his duties as backup was holding the snap. He just kept doing that job to keep the rhythm. Marino was never a backup. Of course, the premises is Ray Finkle (a non existent player) missed a game winning kick in Super Bowl XVII when in fact the Dolphins lost by 10 and Dolphins only attempted 1 FG in the game (and made it, despite Marino not holding the kick), so there's room for a lot a leeway in what the film can have Marino do since they already made up so much to start with.

Bishop73

Sorry I just forgot I'd submitted before, I apologize for this blunder.

Rob245

Lois Einhorn: Listen, pet dick. How would you like me to make your life a living hell?
Ace Ventura: Well, I'm not really ready for a relationship, Lois, but thank you for asking. Hey, maybe I'll give you a call sometime. Your number's still 911? All righty then.

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Trivia: When Ace goes into Einhorn's office to reveal he's solved the crime, you can see a banana placed between 2 apples on the desk - a deliberate hint about Einhorn's true identity. (00:53:25)

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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?

Lummie

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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