Ace Ventura: Pet Detective


1h 25m 1994

Brief Synopsis

Ace Ventura is an unconventional detective who specializes in locating lost pets. When he's hired to find the Miami Dolphins football team's missing mascot, a dolphin named Snowflake, Ace finds himself hot on the trail of kidnappers who have also abducted the team's star quarterback.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ace Ventura, d├ętective chiens et chats, Den galopperande detektiven
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Miami, Florida, USA; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Ace Ventura is an unconventional detective who specializes in locating lost pets. When he's hired to find the Miami Dolphins football team's missing mascot, a dolphin named Snowflake, Ace finds himself hot on the trail of kidnappers who have also abducted the team's star quarterback.

Crew

Peter Afterman

Music Supervisor

Michael N Arbogast

Special Effects Coordinator

Steven Banks

Post-Production Assistant

Gary Barber

Executive Producer

Tommy Barone

Set Production Assistant

Donna Battersby

Hair Stylist

Greg Beber

Assistant Location Manager

Ingrid Behrens

Set Production Assistant

Odin Benitez

Assistant Sound Editor

Betty Bennett

Script Supervisor

Jack Bernstein

Story By

Jack Bernstein

From Story

Jack Bernstein

Screenplay

Jerry Bertolami

Dolly Grip

Gaston Biraben

Sound Editor

Raymond Blair

Sound

Peter Bogart

Coproducer

Peter Bogart

Unit Production Manager

Lewis Bowen

Other

Tim Boyle

Sound

Will Brantley

Projectionist

Steven Brooksbank

Casting Associate

Courtney Brown

Stunts

Joe Bucaro

Stunts

Michael Calabrese

On-Set Dresser

Jay Cannistraci

Makeup Artist

James D Carpenter

Driver

Bernard Carr

Driver

Jim Carrey

Screenplay

Jeff Carson

Adr

Kevin Cerchiai

Production

Anthony Chiofalo

Driver

Buford Cobb

Driver

Chris Cockroft

Driver

William Les Collins

Construction Coordinator

Craig Conwell

Assistant Editor

Kenneth J Cooney

Assistant Location Manager

Dennis Coulum

Driver

Jeff Courtie

Adr

Larry W Crenshaw

Transportation Coordinator

Tom Deakman

Stand-In

Philip Delaney

Generator Operator

Alexis I Dupont

Camera Operator

David Duttinger

Driver

Alex Edlin

Stunts

Gabriel C Ell

Props

William A Elliott

Production Designer

Wally Emery

Props

Russell C. Fager

Sound Mixer

Peter Farber

Assistant Camera Operator

Jon Baronn Farmer

Photography

Jeff Fisher

Casting Assistant

Robert Fitzgerald

Adr Supervisor

Matthew Fleck

Other

Richard Fojo

Set Designer

Andrew Giammanco

Grip

Bill Goff

Projectionist

Zoila Gomez

Office Assistant

Olga R Gonzalez

Driver

Phil Green

Grip

Melanie Grefe

Assistant Director

Terry Gusmano

Stunts

Randall Guth

Assistant Sound Editor

Diane Gutterud

Production Coordinator

William Hassell

Driver

Kelly Helstrom

Assistant

Paul J Hendricks

Props

Joe Hess

Stunts

Michael Hilkene

Sound Editor

Birgitte Holmgaard

Stunts

Tanya Hotton

Art Department Coordinator

Margo Hunt

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bob Israel

Coproducer

Pirty Lee Jackson

Driver

Scott Jacobson

Set Decorator

Dean F Janik

Sign Writer

Robert John

Song Performer

Cheryl Johnson

Other

Gainer Johnson

Stunts

Alan R Jordan

Stunts

Gordon Keath

Props

Mike Kirton

Stunts

Jamie Klein

Grip

Edward Knott

Key Grip

Lenny Kravitz

Song

Richard J Kupfer

Other

Rick Lacoste

Other

Eugene Lebowitz

Creative Consultant

Jody Levin

Post-Production Supervisor

Pauletta Lewis

Hair Stylist

Tamara Lindberg

Accountant

Eric W Lindermann

Sound Editor

Tone Loc

Song

Tone Loc

Song Performer

Julio Macat

Dp/Cinematographer

Julio Macat

Director Of Photography

April Mackin

Animal Trainer

Artie Malesci

Stunt Coordinator

Richard F Malone

Props

Eddie J Manson

Driver

Gail K Markley

Assistant

Jamie Marshall

Set Production Assistant

John Jay Massa

Driver

Paul Massey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

David Mastron

Post-Production Accountant

Sarah Mcanally

Assistant

Mark Mccarthy

Carpenter

Michael J Mccarthy

Craft Service

Michael J Mccarthy

Props

William M. Mcconnell

Assistant Camera Operator

Dana Mcfadden

Casting

Rhona Meyers

Costumes

Scott Millan

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Terry Miller

Assistant Director

Michelle Minyon

Assistant

Gene Moffatt

Other

Cath Morrison

Animal Trainer

Alan Muraoka

Art Director

Pattison A Newberry

Other

Ira Newborn

Music

Andrew Nicholls

Special Effects Assistant

David M O'dell

Boom Operator

Steve Oedekerk

Creative Consultant

Anthony Pani

Driver

Richard Pecora

Driver

Steve Pederson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hugh Peretti

Music

Joe Perry

Song

Geri Peterson

Assistant Property Master

Randy Peterson

Carpenter

Regina Gayle Phillips

Driver

Blake Pickett

Stunts

Dana Porter

Foley Recordist

Pamela B Priest

Hair Stylist

Sheryl Leigh Ptak

Makeup Artist

Mark Rathaus

Sound Editor

Bobbie Read

Costume Designer

Malcolm Reid

Props

Michael Scott Reid

Office Assistant

Tim Robbie

Special Thanks To

Michael D Roberts

Production Accountant

James G. Robinson

Producer

Louise Rosner

Production Coordinator

Catherine Rowe

Foley Artist

Joan Rowe

Foley Artist

Vivian Russo

Other

Barry James Ryan

Key Grip

Gary Ryan

Best Boy

John R Salemi

Props

Gaston M Santiso

Assistant Editor

Felipe Savahge

Stunts

Skip Schields

Props

Valerie Schields

Location Manager

Lalo Schifrin

Music Composer

Wolf Schmidt

Sound Editor

Philip G Schneider

Property Master

Shaun Schroeder

Driver

Frederick W Schwendel

On-Set Dresser

Jim Seckel

Other

William B Seckel

Gaffer

Tom Shadyac

Screenplay

Robert Short

Puppeteer

John Sider

Other

Jeff Simon

Photography

George Simporis

Other

Mary Jo Slater

Casting

Todd P Smith

Production Associate

Dan Stein

Music

Geoff Stephens

Song

Steve Stephens

Song Performer

Steve Stephens

Song

Dan Sweetman

Storyboard Artist

Pat Tantalo

Special Effects Assistant

Tommie Tarver

Driver

Elaine Taverrite

Accounting Assistant

Don Thompson

Assistant Editor

Douglas S Turner

Puppeteer

Steven Tyler

Song

Jim Vickers

Stunts

Michael Viglietta

Assistant Director

Emae Villalobos

Costume Supervisor

Paul Eric Vistocco

Other

Eric Wade

Driver

Kelly M Webb

Set Costumer

Norman Weber

Other

Melanie Webster

Stand-In

Stuart Wein

On-Set Dresser

George David Weiss

Music

Nelson Wertz

Carpenter

Janet M West

Assistant

Cary Whitaker

Other

Dorwyl Lavant Williams

Driver

Gina Williams

Set Costumer

Ronald Williams

Driver

Susan Inge Wood

Other

Don Zimmerman

Editor

John Zimmerman

Stunts

Kim Zimmerman

Stunts

Film Details

Also Known As
Ace Ventura, d├ętective chiens et chats, Den galopperande detektiven
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Comedy
Sports
Release Date
1994
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Miami, Florida, USA; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Articles

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)


Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72.

Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others.

Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981).

By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama.

His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role.

In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson.

by Michael T. Toole
Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham (1931-2004)

Noble Willingham, the gruffly voiced character actor best known for his role as saloon owner C.D. Parker on Chuck Norris' long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, died of natural causes on January 17th at his Palm Springs home. He was 72. Born on August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas, Willingham was educated at North Texas State University where he earned a degree in Economics. He later taught government and economics at a high school in Houston, leaving his life-long dreams of becoming an actor on hold until the opportunity presented itself. Such an opportunity happened when in late 1970, Peter Bogdonovich was doing some on-location shooting in south Texas for The Last Picture Show (1971); at the urging of some friends, he audition and won a small role in the picture. From there, Willingham slowly began to find work in some prominent films, including Bogdonovich's Paper Moon (1973), and Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974). Around this time, Willingham kept busy with many guest appearances on a variety of popular shows: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Waltons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files and several others. Critics didn't take notice of his acting abilities until he landed the role of Leroy Mason, the soulless plant manager who stares down Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979). Few could forget him screaming at her, "Lady, I want you off the premises now!" with unapologetic malice. It may have not been a likable character, but after this stint, better roles came along, most notably the corrupt Dr. Fenster in Robert Redford's prison drama Brubaker (1980); and the evil sheriff in the thriller The Howling (1981). By the late '80s, Willingham was an in-demand character actor, and he scored in three hit films: a border patrol sergeant - a great straight man to Cheech Marin - in the ethnic comedy Born in East L.A.; his wonderfully avuncular performance as General Taylor, the military brass who was sympathetic to an unorthodox disc jockey in Saigon, played by Robin Williams in Good Morning, Vietnam (both 1987); and his good 'ole boy villainy in the Rutger Hauer action flick Blind Fury (1988). His performances in these films proved that if nothing else, Willingham was a solid backup player who was adept at both comedy and drama. His best remembered role will no doubt be his six year run as the genial barkeep C.D. Parker opposite Chuck Norris in the popular adventure series Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-99). However, film reviewers raved over his tortured performance as a foul-mouthed, bigoted boat salesman who suffers a traffic downfall in the little seen, but searing indie drama The Corndog Man (1998); the role earned Willingham a nomination for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and it showed that this ably supporting performer had enough charisma and talent to hold his own in a lead role. In 2000, Willingham tried his hand at politics when he unsuccessfully tried to unseat Democrat Max Dandlin in a congressional campaign in east Texas. After the experience, Willingham returned to acting filming Blind Horizon with Val Kilmer in 2003. The movie is to be released later this year. Willingham is survived by his wife, Patti Ross Willingham; a son, John Ross McGlohen; two daughters, Stari Willingham and Meghan McGlohen; and a grandson. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 4, 1994

Released in United States on Video June 14, 1994

Began shooting May 10, 1993.

Completed shooting July 19, 1993.

Released in United States Winter February 4, 1994

Released in United States on Video June 14, 1994