Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a 1994 American comedy film starring Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura, an animal detective who is tasked with finding the abducted dolphin mascot of the Miami Dolphins football team. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, who wrote the screenplay with Jack Bernstein and Jim Carrey. The film co-stars Courteney Cox, Tone Loc, Sean Young, and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and features a cameo appearance from death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
Ace Ventura is an eccentric, very unorthodox Miami-based private detective who specializes in retrieving tame or captive animals. He struggles to pay his rent, and is often mocked by the Miami Police Department, led by Lieutenant Lois Einhorn, who finds Ventura insufferable. Two weeks before the Miami Dolphins are to play in the Super Bowl, their mascot, a bottlenose dolphin named Snowflake, is kidnapped. Melissa Robinson, the Dolphins’ chief publicist, hires Ventura to find Snowflake.
|author||Jack Bernstein Jim Carrey Tom Shadyac|
|contentLocation||Miami Miami metropolitan area|
|genre||comedy crime mystery|
|keywords||1984 afc championship abandon ace ventura amber arrest bottlenose dolphin change his gender collect discover end exotic animals fall fish tank held hostage hiker hostage situation jumbotron kidnap mascot mental hospital miami dolphins miami police department murder newspaper article old photograph police department police officer presumed dead private detective rule shark snoop suicide super bowl super bowl sunday super bowl xvii tank true identity yacht|
|producer||James G. Robinson|
|productionCompany||Morgan Creek Productions|
|theme||crime comedy lgbt-related sports sports comedy|