History Film / AceVentura

14th Dec '17 9:45:11 AM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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AscendedExtra: Spike the spider monkey. In the first movie, hes just one of Aces many pets he keeps in his apartment. By the sequel however he has become his official sidekick, staying by his side the whole movie.

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* AscendedExtra: Spike the spider monkey. In the first movie, hes just one of Aces many pets he keeps in his apartment. By the sequel however he has become his official sidekick, staying by his side the whole movie.
14th Dec '17 9:44:29 AM Totin0sthepizzaB0y
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AscendedExtra: Spike the spider monkey. In the first movie, hes just one of Aces many pets he keeps in his apartment. By the sequel however he has become his official sidekick, staying by his side the whole movie.
12th Dec '17 9:46:35 AM igordebraga
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* CreepyCrossdresser: Ace gets particularly grossed out when he learns that [[spoiler:the woman he kissed earlier in the film used to live as a man who had [[DeadPersonImpersonation stolen the identity of a missing hiker]]]].
** Missaplied trope. [[spoiler: Einhorn]] had undergone all but full genital reconstructive surgery. Crossdressers don't get ANY surgeries as they are generally content with the gender they're assigned at birth and just like to dress up every so often.
--->[[spoiler:'''Ace Ventura''': "Einhorn is Finkle...Finkle is Einhorn! [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Einhorn is a man!]] Oh, my god! Einhorn is a ''man?!''"]]



* NeverSuicide: ''And'' ConvictionByContradiction; halfway through the first movie, Ace's client supposedly commits suicide. The police are quick to assume it's suicide brought on by the stress of the upcoming Super Bowl, which the players are becoming increasingly paranoid about due to Snowflake's disappearance. Ace {{Sherlock Scan}}s the room, finds a spot of blood under the railing, then says murder. Einhorne is quick to dismiss him, but Ace is quick to determine a witness heard the client scream, supposedly as he threw himself from his hotel balcony. He then determines that the police had to open the balcony door when they entered the hotel room. Finally, [[spoiler:he goes to the balcony and starts screaming at the top of his lungs while sliding the door open and shut, ''perfectly silencing his scream.'']]

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* NeverSuicide: ''And'' ConvictionByContradiction; halfway through the first movie, Ace's client supposedly commits suicide. The police are quick to assume it's suicide brought on by the stress of the upcoming Super Bowl, which the players are becoming increasingly paranoid about due to Snowflake's disappearance. Ace {{Sherlock Scan}}s the room, finds a spot of blood under the railing, then says murder. Einhorne Einhorn is quick to dismiss him, but Ace is quick to determine a witness heard the client scream, supposedly as he threw himself from his hotel balcony. He then determines that the police had to open the balcony door when they entered the hotel room. Finally, [[spoiler:he goes to the balcony and starts screaming at the top of his lungs while sliding the door open and shut, ''perfectly silencing his scream.'']]



* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: An interesting use in ''Ace Ventura Pet Detective'': First Ace feels what he thinks is a gun while Lois Einhorn tries to seduce him, and points it out ("Your gun is digging into my hip."). But later, when he learns [[GenderBender who Einhorn really is]], Ace gets promptly squicked and begins to cry "It wasn't a gun! ''It wasn't a gun!''", with the Boy George song "[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame The Crying Game]]" playing in the background. Made even more hilarious [[BilingualBonus if you speak any German,]] as [[spoiler:"Einhorn" means "Unicorn" or, literally, "one horn"]].

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* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: An interesting use in ''Ace Ventura Pet Detective'': the first movie - First Ace feels what he thinks is a gun while Lois Einhorn tries to seduce him, and points it out ("Your gun is digging into my hip."). But later, when he learns [[GenderBender who Einhorn really is]], Ace gets promptly squicked and begins to cry "It wasn't a gun! ''It wasn't a gun!''", with the Boy George song "[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame The Crying Game]]" playing in the background. Made even more hilarious [[BilingualBonus if you speak any German,]] as [[spoiler:"Einhorn" means "Unicorn" or, literally, "one horn"]].



* TrashLanding: ''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective'', Ace falls and land on his back on a pile of garbage from a roof of a two story building when trying to catch the rare albino pigeon.

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* TrashLanding: ''Ace Ventura: Pet Detective'', In the first movie, Ace falls and land on his back on a pile of garbage from a roof of a two story building when trying to catch the rare albino pigeon.



* BigNo: Ace lets one out in the beginning, which is a parody of the opening scene in Film/CliffHanger when the raccoon he tries to save falls to its death.

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* BigNo: Ace lets one out in the beginning, which is a parody of the opening scene in Film/CliffHanger ''Film/CliffHanger'' when the raccoon he tries to save falls to its death.
9th Dec '17 10:15:20 AM maxwellsilver
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: According to WordOfGod, the infamous "[[spoiler: Einhorn is a man]]" gag is built around how, despite being a [[SmallNameBigEgo shameless egotist]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer excellent detective]], and [[CrazyAwesome badass]] enough to ''catch bullets in his teeth while driving'', [[spoiler: kissing another man]] will [[WeaksauceWeakness completely destroy Ace]].

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: According to WordOfGod, the infamous "[[spoiler: Einhorn is a man]]" gag is built around how, despite being a [[SmallNameBigEgo shameless egotist]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer egotist, excellent detective]], and [[CrazyAwesome badass]] detective, and badass enough to ''catch bullets in his teeth while driving'', [[spoiler: kissing another man]] will [[WeaksauceWeakness completely destroy Ace]].Ace.



* SocietyMarchesOn: See also "ValuesDissonance." In 1994, the UnsettlingGenderReveal scene was, at worst, kind of juvenile and mean-spirited. After 20+ years of trans awareness, it comes off as transphobic and [[DudeNotFunny blatantly cruel]]. [[note]]It wasn't very well liked back then either, but a few people did accept the WordOfGod that the joke was less about the {{Squick}} and more about the otherwise pretty much unflappable Ace going to pieces over this thing. These days pretty much everyone hates this "joke".[[/note]]
1st Dec '17 7:52:43 PM AreYouTyler
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** Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino playing Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.
** Any and all members of the Miami Dolphins at that time.

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** The Miami Dolphins Dolphins, including quarterback Dan Marino playing Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino.
** Any and
Marino, all members of the Miami Dolphins at that time.appear as themselves.
28th Nov '17 11:44:10 AM MasterN
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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The infamous "Einhorn is a man" gag is built around how, despite being a [[SmallNameBigEgo shameless egotist]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer excellent detective]], and [[CrazyAwesome badass]] enough to ''catch bullets in his teeth while driving'', kissing another man will [[WeaksauceWeakness completely destroy Ace]].

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The According to WordOfGod, the infamous "Einhorn "[[spoiler: Einhorn is a man" man]]" gag is built around how, despite being a [[SmallNameBigEgo shameless egotist]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer excellent detective]], and [[CrazyAwesome badass]] enough to ''catch bullets in his teeth while driving'', [[spoiler: kissing another man man]] will [[WeaksauceWeakness completely destroy Ace]].



* DepravedBisexual: Lieutenant Einhorn aka [[spoiler: Finkle]] is apparently one of these, if the reaction of the one female cop during the UnsettlingGenderReveal at the climax is any indication.

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* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler: Lieutenant Einhorn aka [[spoiler: Finkle]] is apparently one of these, if the reaction of the one female cop during the UnsettlingGenderReveal at the climax is any indication.



* FanDisservice: The outline of [[spoiler:Lois Einhorn's]] penis tucked between her legs when Ace finally proves to everyone that she's a pre-operative trans woman who used to be the person that is the main suspect.

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* FanDisservice: The [[spoiler:The outline of [[spoiler:Lois Einhorn's]] Lois Einhorn's penis tucked between her legs when Ace finally proves to everyone that she's a pre-operative trans woman who used to be the person that is the main suspect.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are hints of Lois Einhorn's true identity as [[spoiler:Ray Finkle]] in the first movie. For example, her name means "one horn" in German, also used as the name of the unicorn. Another bonus is the apples and banana on her desk, which make a phallic shape as seen [[https://www.moviemistakes.com/images/mistakegrabs/18847.jpg here]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are hints of Lois [[spoiler:Lois Einhorn's true identity as [[spoiler:Ray Ray Finkle]] in the first movie. For example, her [[spoiler:her name means "one horn" in German, also used as the name of the unicorn. Another bonus is the apples and banana on her desk, which make a phallic shape as seen [[https://www.moviemistakes.com/images/mistakegrabs/18847.jpg here]].]]



* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: An interesting use in ''Ace Ventura Pet Detective'': First Ace feels what he thinks is a gun while Lois Einhorn tries to seduce him, and points it out ("Your gun is digging into my hip."). But later, when he learns [[GenderBender who Einhorn really is]], Ace gets promptly squicked and begins to cry "It wasn't a gun! ''It wasn't a gun!''", with the Boy George song "[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame The Crying Game]]" playing in the background. Made even more hilarious if you speak any German, as "Einhorn" means "Unicorn" or, literally, "one horn".

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* OrAreYouJustHappyToSeeMe: An interesting use in ''Ace Ventura Pet Detective'': First Ace feels what he thinks is a gun while Lois Einhorn tries to seduce him, and points it out ("Your gun is digging into my hip."). But later, when he learns [[GenderBender who Einhorn really is]], Ace gets promptly squicked and begins to cry "It wasn't a gun! ''It wasn't a gun!''", with the Boy George song "[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame The Crying Game]]" playing in the background. Made even more hilarious [[BilingualBonus if you speak any German, German,]] as "Einhorn" [[spoiler:"Einhorn" means "Unicorn" or, literally, "one horn".horn"]].



** [[spoiler:So does ''Snowflake''.]]

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** [[spoiler:So does ''Snowflake''.''[[AnimalReactionShot Snowflake]]''.]]



** And of course, there's Ace finding out Einhorn used to be Finkle, with a scene reminiscent of ''Film/TheCryingGame''.

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** And of course, there's Ace finding out Einhorn [[spoiler:Einhorn used to be Finkle, with a scene reminiscent of ''Film/TheCryingGame''.''Film/TheCryingGame'']].



* SocietyMarchesOn: See also "ValuesDissonance." In 1994, the UnsettlingGenderReveal scene was, at worst, kind of juvenile and mean-spirited. After 20+ years of trans awareness, it comes off a transphobic and [[DudeNotFunny blatantly cruel]]. [[note]]It wasn't very well liked back then either, but a few people did accept the WordOfGod that the joke was less about the {{Squick}} and more about the otherwise pretty much unflappable Ace going to pieces over one thing. These days pretty much everyone hates this "joke".[[/note]]

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* SocietyMarchesOn: See also "ValuesDissonance." In 1994, the UnsettlingGenderReveal scene was, at worst, kind of juvenile and mean-spirited. After 20+ years of trans awareness, it comes off a as transphobic and [[DudeNotFunny blatantly cruel]]. [[note]]It wasn't very well liked back then either, but a few people did accept the WordOfGod that the joke was less about the {{Squick}} and more about the otherwise pretty much unflappable Ace going to pieces over one this thing. These days pretty much everyone hates this "joke".[[/note]]



* {{Transsexual}}: Done as part of a parody of ''Film/TheCryingGame'', with the villain actually being [[spoiler: Lt. Lois Einhorn, who this whole time was really the missing football player Ray Finkle, having gone through complete transition (but remaining non-op), adopted the identity of a missing hiker, and became a Lieutenant, seemingly all in the sake of the perfect disguise]].[[note]]According to WordOfGod, the script for ''Ace...'' was nearing completion when ''Film/TheCryingGame'' was released. The inclusion of the song was the filmmakers' way of venting their frustration over someone else using the [[UnsettlingGenderReveal "He's a she"]] twist before they got a chance to.[[/note]]

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* {{Transsexual}}: Done as part of a parody of ''Film/TheCryingGame'', with the [[spoiler:the villain actually being [[spoiler: Lt. Lois Einhorn, who this whole time was really the missing football player Ray Finkle, having gone through complete transition (but remaining non-op), adopted the identity of a missing hiker, and became a Lieutenant, seemingly all in the sake of the perfect disguise]].[[note]]According to WordOfGod, the script for ''Ace...'' was nearing completion when ''Film/TheCryingGame'' was released. The inclusion of the song was the filmmakers' way of venting their frustration over someone else using the [[UnsettlingGenderReveal "He's a she"]] twist before they got a chance to.[[/note]]
18th Nov '17 12:39:23 PM KingLyger
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* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 NFC championship ring, yet the resulting Super Bowl is mentioned as [=XVII=]... the ''1983'' one the Dolphins lost to the Redskins, not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco 49ers that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)

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* ArtisticLicenseSports: Specifically, American Football History. Done deliberately by the writers. A plot point is a 1984 NFC AFC championship ring, yet the resulting Super Bowl is mentioned as [=XVII=]... the ''1983'' one the Dolphins lost to the Redskins, not the 1985\XIX one with the San Francisco 49ers that is shown. Ironically, the actual Dolphins kicker scored most of the Dolphins points in that game after having a horrendous regular season. Also, Miami never lost by a last second field goal in either game; that was based on the last-second kick missed by Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl [=XXV=]. (Granted, Norwood [[NeverLiveItDown never lived down]] missing that kick, but thankfully, he didn't take things nearly as far as Ray Finkle does in this movie.)
7th Nov '17 3:55:24 PM Gitman
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* CloserThanTheyAppear: When Ace sees an angry, baseball bat-wielding maniac in his rear-view mirror:
-->'''Ace:''' Warning! ''Assholes'' are closer than they appear!
29th Oct '17 9:51:10 AM igordebraga
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* AnachronismStew: In the animated series episode "Dragon Guy", a computer is used in Robin Hood times.

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* AnachronismStew: In the animated series episode "Dragon Guy", a SteamPunk computer is used in Robin Hood times.



** Spike

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** SpikeSpike, who only appears in the opening for ''When Nature Calls''.
29th Oct '17 5:04:36 AM MoPete
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "He's the best there is. [[LampshadeHanging (Actually, he's the only one there is.)]]"
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