Top 21 Ace Ventura Movie Details

While searching the internet for Ace Ventura movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

After filming Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carrey asked Anthony Hopkins to dinner and discovered that his approach to Ace Ventura was the same as Hopkins' to Hannibal Lecter: they moved like animals. Carrey's character was bird-inspired, while Hopkins mimicked a snake.
After filming Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carrey asked Anthony Hopkins to dinner and discovered that his approach to Ace Ventura was the same as Hopkins' to Hannibal Lecter: they moved like animals. Carrey's character was bird-inspired, while Hopkins mimicked a snake.
Pet Detective (1994), two apples and a banana are strategically placed on Lt. Lois Einhorn's desk, foreshadowing the fact that she was born with a penis.
Pet Detective (1994), two apples and a banana are strategically placed on Lt. Lois Einhorn's desk, foreshadowing the fact that she was born with a penis.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Ace Ventura details are suitable for kids.

  1. Pet Detective (1994) Ace goes to a club to meet his Animal Rights contact. The band playing at the venue is Cannibal Corpse, a death metal band . IRL Jim Carrey is a huge fan of Cannibal Corpse and requested that they be the band for the scene

  2. Einhorn goes to pee and comes out quickly after you hear her/him stop. Men are quicker to flip and zip as compared to women who wipe, pull up panties and adjust giving a hint that Einhorn IS A MAN! (Sorry for the foreign language video)

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Before Ace knows that Lois Einehorn is Ray Finkle, there are two apples and a banana in the shape of a penis on her desk. This foreshadows the reveal that she is a man later on in the movie.
    Before Ace knows that Lois Einehorn is Ray Finkle, there are two apples and a banana in the shape of a penis on her desk. This foreshadows the reveal that she is a man later on in the movie.
  • 1 - When Lois Einhorn is exposed as being a man, it is insinuated that all of the policemen on scene have kissed her and are scrubbing their mouths. If you rewatch, you'll notice that Snowflake the Dolphin is also flushing his mouth out.
    When Lois Einhorn is exposed as being a man, it is insinuated that all of the policemen on scene have kissed her and are scrubbing their mouths. If you rewatch, you'll notice that Snowflake the Dolphin is also flushing his mouth out.

Hidden Details

The chess pieces miraculously disappear

Roger Podacter's dog starts barking at his killer when they walk in the room although the police think it was a suicide. The dog recognizes them instantly. Ace even says "its true, dogs can sense evil".

1 - Lois gives away her true identity early in the warehouse when she says, "Penalty. Too many men on the field."
Lois gives away her true identity early in the warehouse when she says, "Penalty. Too many men on the field."
1 - A crucial plot point is foreshadowed in the opening of the film when Ace field goal kicks a package to its destination.
A crucial plot point is foreshadowed in the opening of the film when Ace field goal kicks a package to its destination.
1 - Roger's dog gives away the killer/kidnapper.
Roger's dog gives away the killer/kidnapper.

There is a subtle clue on Lt. Einhorn's desk

Ace's first words to Lt. Louis Einhorn (aka Ray Finkle) are "Holy Testicle Tuesday". In the third act, Louis is revealed to actually be a man.

When the landlord comes to inspect Ace's Apartment for pets, the jiggle of the keys is the signal for the animals to hide.

1 - Pet Detective a banana and two apple allude to finkle being trans.
Pet Detective a banana and two apple allude to finkle being trans.
1 - When Ace goes into Lieutenant Einhorn's office to explain how Ray Finkle is now disguised as a woman, there is a pair of apples and a banana alluding to how the lieutenant is hiding "her" identity as a woman.
When Ace goes into Lieutenant Einhorn's office to explain how Ray Finkle is now disguised as a woman, there is a pair of apples and a banana alluding to how the lieutenant is hiding "her" identity as a woman.
1 - While at the crime scene of Rogers murder, Rogers dog immediately starts barking at Einhorn. In the climax it is revealed that Einhorn is in fact the murderer and the dog remembered who killed his owner.
While at the crime scene of Rogers murder, Rogers dog immediately starts barking at Einhorn. In the climax it is revealed that Einhorn is in fact the murderer and the dog remembered who killed his owner.
1 - Clue in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Apples at the base of a banana is the "clue" that Sean Youngs character was indeed a man.
Clue in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Apples at the base of a banana is the "clue" that Sean Youngs character was indeed a man.
1 - The fruit arrangement on the Einhorn's (the main antagonist) desk foreshadows that *she* is actually a *he*.
The fruit arrangement on the Einhorn's (the main antagonist) desk foreshadows that *she* is actually a *he*.
1 - 25 years later. Shakaka
25 years later. Shakaka
Ace Ventura poster
Ace Ventura poster

Ace Ventura Plot: A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Ace Ventura, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Ace Ventura and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Comedy
Director Tom Shadyac
Main Actors Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc
IMDB score 6.9