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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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Adult Jesse Ventura
Nancy Anne Sakovich ...
Terry
Thomas Brandise ...
Teen Jesse
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
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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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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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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 »

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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 The Running Man (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

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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So awful, it's actually pretty funny
11 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a shining example of how a film can be "so bad, that it's good". I can't verify how accurate the political part of this movie is, but the wrestling scenes are HILARIOUSLY bad. If you're a wrestling fan, then you'll know what I am talking about. This mess also subtly includes elements from NBC's horrible special where they "exposed" the secrets of wrestling. And to top it all off, they managed to recreate the infamous match seen in the excellent documentary "Wrestling With Shadows", and they found a way to fit Jesse in. And for all of this...I liked it. It isn't often you can find a biopic that is so clearly fictionalized, and in that sense, this film is (unintentionally) a laugh riot.


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