Although the investigation is also being worked on by the Lieutenant Lois Einhorn (Sean Young) and the police department, Ace thinks he can use his animal expertise to solve the crime. After searching Snowflake's tank Ace finds a small stone which appears to be from a ring he later identifies as a Super Bowl ring. After a bit of discussion Ace determines that the abductor must have been part of the 1984 Miami Dolphins Super Bowl team.
Ace gets right to work investigating all of the players from that year and using his wild ways to identify which ring is missing the lost stone. He eventually crosses off every player from the 84' team photo only to be informed that Ray Finkle, the kicker who shanked the game winning field goal, was not in the team photo.
Ace and Melissa track down Finkle's parents who are as unstable as Finkle was and inform the two that Ray was sent to an institution after he went crazy. Ace continues on the Finkle path fronting as a potential candidate for the institution to track down Finkle's files. When he does he finds something interesting that leads Ace and Melissa to Dan Marino who is being help by the guilty party. The ending is the film is hilarious and worth waiting around for but I won't spoil it for those that haven't seen the film.
If you are looking for a light comedy that is sure to provide some silly laughs check out Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. If you are a fan of Jim Carrey this is a must see film because it really launched his career as a physical comedy master. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective also provides a glimpse of the talented Courteney Cox prior to being an acting superstar on the television show Friends.