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The Jesse Ventura Story (1999)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 23 May 1999
Biography of ex-pro wrestler Jesse Ventura follows his life beginning as a youngster to election as the Governor of Minnesota in 1998.

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(as David S. Jackson)
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Nancy Anne Sakovich ...
Terry
Thomas Brandise ...
Christopher Bondy ...
George Janos
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Bernice Janos
Jef Mallory ...
Teen Tyrell
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Dean
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Chaney
Bobby Johnston ...
Captain Nice
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Norm Coleman
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Skip Humphrey
Phillip Jarrett ...
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Michael Ruperco
Tommy Dorrian
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Biography of ex-pro wrestler Jesse Ventura follows his life beginning as a youngster to election as the Governor of Minnesota in 1998.

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Biography | Drama

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Unrated
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23 May 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La historia de Jesse Ventura  »

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This biopic about former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura premiered on the same night that another professional wrestler, Owen Hart, tragically passed away after falling from the rafters at a live pay per view event in Kansas City, MO. See more »

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Generally makes up several facts about Jesse's life and career in wrestling including fictionalizing wrestlers, events, people, and places. Almost nothing presented in the movie is true. See more »

Crazy Credits

The following text appears at the end of the movie just before the end credits: "Certain events in this drama based on fact are interpretive, certain characters are composite or have been fictionalized, and some names and locations have been changed". See more »

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References Predator (1987) See more »

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Big Boy
Written by J.J. Holiday and Jimmie Wood
Performed by Imperial Crowns
Courtesy of J J Holiday Music BMI and Strictly Hits Music ASCAP
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I liked it!
23 May 1999 | by (White Plains, NY) – See all my reviews

Typical glossed-over TV biopic saved by fine lead performance, and gung-ho spirit. The fellow who played the adult Ventura did an outstanding job. Supporting cast was fine, too.


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