Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 Warner Bros. comedy film about Detective Ace Ventura, who specializes in cases involving animals. It is the sequel to the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Directed by Steve Oedekerk. Written by Jack Bernstein and Steve Oedekerk. It was shot in South Carolina, Texas and British Columbia, Canada.

Dialogue from film[edit]

Ace Ventura:(after being convinced by the Great Abbot to take the case) Break it to them gently.
[Later on, the monks are seen uncorking a bottle of champagne and celebrating Ace's departure. As he and Greenwall head outside, a monk runs around in his underwear. After heading outside, the doors close immediately.]
Ace Ventura: I've never seen them act like that before. Denial can be an ugly thing.

Ace Ventura: [leaning at the bottom of the staircase] That's a lovely wrap you're wearing! Perhaps I could buy you some fluffy new slippers, made from the heads of innocent and defenseless baby seals!
The Monopoly Guy: Who is this ghastly man?
Ace: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective. And you must be the Monopoly guy! Hey...[whispering] thanks for the free parking.
Pompous woman: Another activist, McGuire.
The Monopoly Guy: Activist, yes...
[snobby laugh]
Ace: [imitating him] Activist, yes, mhmhmhmhmhmhmhmhm!
Pompous Woman: Mr. Ventura, there's nothing wrong with enjoying the fruits of nature. You should try it sometime.
Ace: Alrighty then! [smacks the "Monopoly Guy2 in the face which knocks him unconscious, then drapes him over his shoulders] You know something? You're right! [sings and dance exotically around the room, then shakes the man, making his jaw move] Do not pass go! Do not collect 200 dollars! [hands him back to the woman] It's lovely, but I fancy myself in autumn.

Attendant: [lisping] Peanuts?
Ace Ventura: [looks down] Yes, I have one right here. It's bulky, but I consider it carry-on.
Attendant: [holding bag of peanuts] Peanuts.
Ace Ventura: Oh, I see!

Wachati Princess: That is a dart of the Watchootoo shaman.
Ace Ventura: The whattie whattun?

[after Ace drives the jeep on a disastrous journey through the jungle]
Ace Ventura: Ah, there's the consulate!
Fulton Greenwall: Oh. Thank God.
Ace Ventura: [still driving at top speed] Now if I can just find a parking spot...!
Fulton Greenwall: Perhaps we should slow down just a teensy-weensy bit?!
Ace Ventura: Nonsense, poopy-pants!
Fulton Greenwall: We're going a bit fast! Really! LOOK OUT!
[Ace sends the jeep flipping through the air, until it lands in the carpark]
Ace Ventura: Like a glove!

[Ace has been caught spying on the Wachootoos]
Ace Ventura: I'm sure it's fine. Ouda's probably going for help right now.
Ouda: [being dragged over by the Wachootoos] Hello, Ace! They found me too. No sweat!
Ace Ventura: Don't beat yourself up.
[The Wachootoo medicine man approaches Ace and screams, revealing his heavily decayed teeth]
Ace Ventura: You know... gingivitis is the number one cause of all tooth decay!
Wachootoo Medicine Man: Equinsu... ocha!
Ace Ventura: [to Ouda] What does "equinsu ocha" mean?
Ouda: "White devil".
Ace Ventura: Well, tell him I'm not.
Ouda: I only just met you. How do I know?
Wachootoo Medicine Man: [to other Wachootoos] Equinsu ocha! Equinsu ocha!
Ouda: He said...
Ace Ventura: Let me guess. "White devil, white devil"?
Ouda: Yes! You speak Wachootoo?
Ace Ventura: Mine's a little rusty. Tell them what I'm saying. [faces the Wachootoos] I come in peace!
Ouda: [in poorly-translated Wachootoo] White Devil say, "I will harm you."
[The Wachootoos look suspicous]
Ace Ventura: [to Ouda] I couldn't help but notice the "equinsu ocha" part. Did you just refer to me as "white devil"?
Ouda: That's how they know you.
Ace Ventura: Leave that part out from now on! [to Wachootoos] I represent the princess!
Ouda: [in poorly-translated Wachootoo] "I am a princess."
[The Wachootoos look confused; one young man eyes Ace with interest]
Ace Ventura: War is hell. The last thing we want... is a fight!
Ouda: [in poorly-translated Wachootoo] "I want to fight, so go to hell."
[The Wachootoos roar in anger; the Chief speaks to Ace]
Ouda: Chief says, "If you pass all Wachootoo tests, you do not die."
Ace: [observes the Wachootoos for a moment] Kooky!

Ace Ventura: Mmm, this fruit paste is delicious, and the pottery is lovely.
Ouda: It's made from guano.
Ace Ventura: Guano. Sounds so familiar.
[Ace starts licking the remains of the fruit paste from the bottom of the bowl]
Fulton Greenwall: Bat droppings.
[Ace drops the bowl spitting the remains of the paste and wiping off his tongue]
Fulton Greenwall: Guano is their chief resource, they use it to make many things in the village.
Ace Ventura: ... Yummy!

Ace Ventura: What type of bat are we talking about?
Fulton Greenwall: The Great White Bat, of course.
Ace Ventura: Corpuscular chiroptera?!
Fulton Greenwall: Yes, but to the natives, Shikaka.
[Natives kneel in respect of the name every time it is mentioned]
Ace Ventura: Shikaka. [they kneel again] Shikaka. [they kneel once more] Shikasha. [they begin to kneel but catch on that he didn't say the name right] Ah! Sssssshhhhhhhish-kabab. Sssssshhhh- "Shawshank Redemption". CHI-CA-GO! [Chief kneels] You're outta there! [points outside] Go on, you're gone, go on.

Fulton Greenwall: Bumbawe atuna. Bumbawe atuna.
Ace Ventura: Nice to meet you. Bumblebee tuna. Bumblebee tuna. Excuse me. [whispers to a crouching native] Your balls are showing. Bumblebee tuna.

Ace Ventura: [smiling nervously] Okay, everything here seems good. Big load off my mind. You can speculate all you want but unless you check it out for yourself, you never know. [chuckles] We should head back now.
Fulton Greenwall: Aren't you going to go investigate?
Ace Ventura: There's no reason for anyone to go in there. Ever. I sense it as a holy man.
Fulton: But I thought you said--
Ace Ventura: It's DARK! I could fall into a precipice!
Ouda: Here you go.
[hands him a torch]
Ace Ventura: [gives look] Spank you, Helpy Helperton.

[Ace rolls on the floor, as if attempting a daring escape]
Ace Ventura: GREENWALL, HIT THE LIGHTS! THE SWITCH ON THE WALL BESIDE YOU - GO FOR IT! [crawls around furiously; goes up to the fireplace and sticks his head in it] FLICK IT, QUICK!
[Greenwall does nothing]
Ace Ventura: Alrighty then, shall we go to jail?

[with Greenwall at top of the huge stairs leading to a temple]
Ace Ventura: I'll meet you at the bottom. There's still one more thing I must do before I go...
[close-up of slinky going down huge steps to temple]
Ace Ventura: Isn't this incredible?! It's gonna be some kind of a record! [singing] Everyone loves a Slinky! You gotta get a Slinky! Slinky, Slinky! Go Slinky go!
[Slinky stops on the second to last step]
Ace Ventura: Awwwwww, MAN! Can you believe it?! It was right there! Can I do it one more time?
Fulton Greenwall: Forgive me, Mr. Ventura, but if we don't hurry now, we might miss the plane.
Ace Ventura: Of course. How selfish of me. Let's do all the things that you wanna do.

[Ace is horrified at being inside a room decorated with the heads and bodies of animals]
Cadby: Something wrong, Mr. Ventura?
Ace Ventura: Of course not. This is a lovely room of death. Take care, now. Bye-bye, then.

Fulton Greenwall: My name is Fulton Greenwall, and I am looking for an Ace Ventura.
Ashram Monk: No man here carries with him a label.
Fulton Greenwall: Oh, yes. No names, how silly of me. Umm, he's an American.
Ashram Monk: We are all children of the same life force.
Fulton Greenwall: Yes, of course we are. [thinking of any other descriptions] Um, well, he bends over and speaks from his rear.
Ashram Monk: Oh, him. Right this way.

[Ace is losing against the Tiny Warrior in the Watchootoo Circle of Death]
Ouda: Ace! He much better biter than you.
Ace Ventura: [looks annoyed] Doi-i!!!

[Watchootoo chief speaks in Watchootoo to Ace]
Ouda: Wachootoo Chief says, "You friend to Watchootoo."
[Ace snorts and the Watchootoo chief speaks again]
Ouda: "But if curse of Shikaka not lifted by tomorrow sun at top of sky, Wachootoo kill all Wachati, and smash your head on a rock."
Ace Ventura: ... Super. Take care now, bye-bye then.

[Ace is finally convinced to take on the case of the missing bat]
Ashram Monk: Great! I'll go tell the others.
Ace Ventura: Master? Break it to them gently...
[Minutes later, the monks open champagne and throw a wild party, while Ace and Fulton are walking out of the monastery]
Ace Ventura: I've never seen them act like that before. Denial can be an ugly thing!

[Having saved Shikaka, Ace is among the guests at the wedding between the Wachati Princess and the tiny Wachootoo warrior]
Fulton Greenwall: You must be very proud, Ace.
Ace Ventura: Pride is an abomination. One must forego the self to obtain total spiritual creaminess, and avoid the chewy chunks of degradation.
The Tiny Warrior: [shrieking in Watchootoo after going to consumate his marriage to the Wachati princess]
Ace Ventura: What's that he's saying?
Fulton Greenwall: I think he's saying she's not a virgin. [looks at Ace]
Ace Ventura: ... They can tell that?!
[Film ends with Ace being chased through the jungle by both angry tribes]

Taglines[edit]

  • Most people wouldn't last one minute in the real wild nature. Ace Ventura, not even a second.
  • New Animals. New Adventures. Same Hair.
  • The great plains of Africa, the cradle of civilization. A place where there exists a balance between nature and man. So ancient, so sacred, no man would dare to disturb it. No man but Ace Ventura.

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls quotes at the Internet Movie Database