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'Ace Ventura Pet Detective' Debuted 20 Years Ago Today

Ace Ventura Pet Detective came out when I was seven years old, and it’s remained one of my favorite movies. I cannot say one way or another how I’d feel about it if I saw it for the first time today, but it’s one of the four or five films that came out before I had any discerning tastes that remains pleasantly re-watchable. (Opposites include Austin Powers and Happy Gilmore.)

In honor of the anniversary, let’s watch the clip above when Ray Finkle’s mom goes from a sweet old lady carrying a tray of cookies into matter-of-factly uttering, “It’s all that Dan Marino’s fault — everyone knows that. If he had the ball laces out like he was supposed to, Ray would never have missed that kick. Dan Marino should die of Gonorrhea and rot in hell.”

If you have similarly fond memories, Uproxx put together a cool list of surprising facts about the film.

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