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The Jesse Ventura Story (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  23 May 1999 (USA)
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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 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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Wrestler Chris Kanyon was told by producers to talk badly about Jesse Ventura. Kanyon was indeed playing a part. See more »

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References The Running Man (1987) See more »

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Preachin' The Blues
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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An Insult To The Legend
15 August 1999 | by (Wilton, NH) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this movie when it come on NBC. This movie is the UNAUTHORIZED (and I do mean unauthorized) film on Jesse 'The Body' Ventura. It gets many of the facts wrong and Uses WCW all through the film, when many fans know Ventura worked for the WWF as well. One of the points that they muck up is that Ventura's wife, Terry, gave him the name 'The Body'. But in a 1989 interview on 'Later' with Bob Costas, he states that the fans gave him the name. Many fans who have followed Jesse Ventura's career in wrestling know his life better than the wriers of this film. It was a cheap attempt at getting ratings during May sweeps, and to cash in on Jesse Ventura's success. They even duplicate a scene from 'Wrestling with Shadows'. How low can you go? Even Ventura himself didnt have any good things to say about it a couple of weeks ago on a news program. If you really want to learn about Jesse ventura, watch the A&E special on Biography. It has a lot more on him that this two hour throwtogether does.


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