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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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David Jackson (as David S. Jackson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nils Allen Stewart ... Adult Jesse Ventura
Nancy Anne Sakovich Nancy Anne Sakovich ... Terry
Thomas Brandise Thomas Brandise ... Teen Jesse
Christopher Bondy Christopher Bondy ... George Janos
Nola Augustson ... Bernice Janos
Jef Mallory Jef Mallory ... Teen Tyrell
Jonathan Potts ... Dean
Elias Zarou ... Chaney
Bobby Johnston Bobby Johnston ... Captain Nice
Dwight McFee ... Norm Coleman
David Huband ... Skip Humphrey
Phillip Jarrett ... Non Com
Michael Ruperco Michael Ruperco
Kevin Rushton ... Billy Graham
Tommy Dorrian 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

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La historia de Jesse Ventura See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Wrestler Chris Kanyon was told by producers to talk badly about Jesse Ventura. Kanyon was indeed playing a part. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

References Predator (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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If this movie was meant to help Jesse's image... it failed!
23 May 1999 | by RocktBoySee all my reviews

I have no idea what the motive for making this movie was, but the actor that played the role of Jesse was so melodramatic I could not help but laugh at him. I was forced to watch Predator to renew my faith in him not being a sissy.

I don't doubt that Ventura thought about 'political' issues before he was elected... don't we all? So let's not slam dunk it down our throat. Jesse talks to wrestlers about unions, and health plans, leading me to believe Jesse cares about workers. He goes hunting with his dad and we learn he cares about the environment. Give me a break. Give us some credit.


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