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The Man Who Would Be Polka King (2009)

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A look at the rise and fall of band leader Jan Lewan, whose international Polka empire led to the greatest polka-related financial crime in history.

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Joshua Brown (as Joshua von Brown), John Mikulak

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John Mikulak, Joshua Brown (as Joshua von Brown)
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Credited cast:
Michael Byrne Michael Byrne ... Himself
Pete Chacho Pete Chacho ... Himself
Catherine Damavandi Catherine Damavandi ... Herself
Kent Jackson Kent Jackson ... Himself
Wash King Wash King ... Himself
Greg Korin Greg Korin ... Your Host Stan Tadrowski
John Koterba John Koterba ... Himself
Dolly Kubasko Dolly Kubasko ... Herself
Sam LeSante Sam LeSante ... Himself
Daniel Lewan Daniel Lewan ... Himself
Jan Lewan Jan Lewan ... Himself
Rhonda Lewan Rhonda Lewan ... Herself
Jerry Lynott Jerry Lynott ... Himself
Pope John Paul II ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Saive Steve Saive ... Himself
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A look at the rise and fall of band leader Jan Lewan, whose international Polka empire led to the greatest polka-related financial crime in history.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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5 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Człowiek, który miał być królem polki See more »

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$225,000 (estimated)
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Orgoworld,Foggy Notion See more »
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Watch then, then watch "The Polka King" with Jack Black
30 January 2018 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

1/29/18. I watched this documentary out of curiosity after watching The Polka King, in which Jack Black plays Jan Lewan. Have to say that Black makes him a much more appealing con man than Lewan actually was in real life. As surreal as Black was as Lewan, you can see why people greedy to make a killing handed over thousands of dollars to him to make a fast buck. Maybe a better way to view this is to watch this first and then watch Black's "The Polka King." You can then appreciate just how good Black is at making Lewan an attractive con man who was able to bilked millions in the end.


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