Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey), a screwball private eye and animal lover, is on the trail of Snowflake, the Miami Dolphins' beloved mascot, that has gone missing just a week before the Super Bowl. Racing to solve the case, Ace is joined by Dolphins publicist Melissa Robinson (Courteney Cox) and his cop friend, Emilio (Tone Loc), as he uses his crazy antics and uncanny investigative skills to blow the case wide open. Directed by Tom Shadyac. With Sean Young and Dan Marino. Categories: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1994.
1994 in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Tired of struggling for success, Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Rex (Steve Buscemi) and Pip (Adam Sandler), the three members of the rock bank The Lone Rangers, decide to break into a local radio station to have their demo played. When their plan backfires and their demo is accidentally destroyed, the band panics and takes the station hostage with a bunch of water guns. With the police outside, Chazz and his friends find an unlikely ally in Ian (Joe Mantegna), a popular DJ, and eventually a hoard of rock fans descend on the station, demanding to hear the band's music. Directed by: Michael Lehmann. With: Chris Farley, Michael McKean, Judd Nelson, Ernie Hudson, David Arquette, Reg E. Cathey and Michael Richards. Category: Comedy, Music, Crime. Year: 1994.
1994 in Airheads
Documentarian Ken Burns delves into the rich history of America's pastime. Using old-time photos and illustrations depicting the game's early years and newsreels and video clips to highlight more recent developments, Burns shows the impact the sport has had on the nation and how it has changed over the years. Players and participants speak in their own words, and sports writers and broadcasters offer commentary on the sport and events they witnessed. With Bob Costas, Billy Crystal and George Plimpton. Categories: Documentary, History, Sports. Year: 1994.
1994 in Baseball
Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) is called in to work at his New Jersey convenience store on his day off. From there, a bad day gets worse as Dante must deal with annoying customers, relationship issues and the overall lack of direction in his life. At his side at all times is, Randal Graves, his lazy, opinionated best friend who works at the video store next door. Directed by Kevin Smith. With Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonhauer, Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. Categories: Comedy, Independent Film. Year: 1994.
1994 in Clerks.
Pepper (Woody Harrelson) and Sonny (Kiefer Sutherland) are two cowboys living a life of country contentment. When their friend Nacho (Joaquín Martínez) disappears in New York City, Pepper and Sonny head to the Big Apple on a quest to locate their fellow cowboy and his daughter, Teresa (Cara Buono). Directed by Gregg Champion. With Dylan McDermott, Luis Guzmán and Matthew Cowles. Categories: Action, Comedy, Drama. Year: 1994.
1994 in The Cowboy Way
When Tom Sanders (Michael Douglas), a happily married father, is passed over for a promotion at the high-tech firm where he works, he learns that CEO Bob Garvin (Donald Sutherland) has given the job to Meredith Johnson (Demi Moore), a woman with whom Tom had an affair with ten years earlier. As Tom's new boss, Meredith immediately makes an aggressive attempt to continue their affair, but Tom refuses. Fueled by ambition and rejection, Meredith puts Tom's career and marriage on the line by filing sexual harassment charges against him. To defend his good name and prove his innocence to his wife (Caroline Goodall), Tom countersues and hires fiery lawyer (Roma Maffia) to represent him in a trial that promises to be a long, uphill battle. Directed by Barry Levinson. With Dylan Baker and Dennis Miller. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 1994.
1994 in Disclosure
Marlon Brando is a psychiatrist weeks from retirement who is suddenly confronted with the most challenging case of his career: a young man (Johnny Depp), who claims to be Don Juan DeMarco, a direct descendant of the legendary Don Juan. It's the psychiatrist's task to bring the supposed Don Juan back down to earth, but the doctor is drawn in by the magic spell the younger man weaves. Eventually, the doctor finds himself rejuvenated by his contact with patient, and forges a more romantic relationship with his wife (Faye Dunaway). Talisa Soto and Rachel Ticotin appear as beauties from the young man's past. Directed by Jeremy Leven. With Bob Dishy, Jo Champa, and Richard C. Sarafian. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1994.
1994 in Don Juan DeMarco
Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey), best friends and empty-headed idiots, set out on a cross-country journey to a return a briefcase to Mary Swanson (Lauren Holly), a beautiful woman Lloyd once chauffeured to the airport. The inept pair leave a trail of calamity in their wake, while remaining oblivious to the ruthless killers (Mike Starr and Karen Duffy) who are hot on their trail. Once in Aspen, the pair realize that the briefcase is full of cash, and use the newly found funds as Lloyd prepares to confess his love to Mary. Directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly. With Charles Rocket, Victoria Rowell and Teri Garr. Categories: Comedy. Year: 1994.
1994 in Dumb & Dumber
Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is a legendary B-movie director considered by many critics to be the worst professional filmmaker of all time. Joined by Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau), Dolores Fuller (Sarah Jessica Parker), Orson Welles (Vincent D'Onofrio) and others, this film follows the director through his turbulent career. Directed by Tim Burton. With Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette and Jeffrey Jones. Categories: Biography, Comedy, Drama. Year: 1994.
1994 in Ed Wood
Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) is a simple man. Soft-spoken, curious and more than a little oblivious, Gump manages to witness some of the most historic events of the 20th century. Interacting with presidents and rock stars, becoming a war hero and making a fortune in the stock market, Gump approaches life with child-like enthusiasm and a moral compass he gained from his loving mother (Sally Field). And, through it all, Gump never loses hope that one day he will be reunited with his childhood love, Jenny (Robin Wright Penn). Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Gary Sinise. Categories: Comedy, Drama, War. Year: 1994.
1994 in Forrest Gump
Charles (Hugh Grant) is a noncommittal Englishman who meets Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a friend's wedding. After falling head over heals for the beautiful American, Charles proceeds to awkwardly woo her through one funeral and three more weddings. But when Charles finds himself standing at the altar with her, he realizes that he has dedicated himself to a woman he has no desire to spend the rest of his life with. Directed by Mike Newell. With John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas and Rowan Atkinson. Categories: Comedy, Romance, Drama. Year: 1994.
1994 in Four Weddings and a Funeral
After rich tycoon Waring Hudsucker (Charles Durning) commits suicide, the leader of his board of directors, Sidney Mussberger (Paul Newman), concocts a plan to make a load of cash. By hiring a moron to drive the stock into the ground, he can take over the company and earn the fortune he deserves. Norville Barnes (Tim Robbins), an unsuspecting go-getter, is plucked from the mail room and appointed to lead the company. Reporter Amy Archer (Jennifer Jason Leigh) is suspicious of the move to hire an unknown, but Norville ends up surpring everyone and becomes an incredible success using his unconventional ideas. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With John Mahoney, Noble Willingham, Steve Buscemi and Peter Gallagher. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 1994.
1994 in The Hudsucker Proxy