The Jesse Ventura Story (1999)





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Where else but Minnesota, a state that has brought us creative minds as diverse as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Garrison Keillor and Paul Westerberg, could a man like Jesse "The Body" Ventura be elected governor? The Jesse Ventura Story follows the inarguably remarkable career of its title character (played by Nils Allen Stewart) as he overcomes an unhappy childhood and strained relationship with his father to find success as a Navy SEAL, a bouncer, a bodyguard, a disc jockey, a professional wrestler and a second-string action movie star, concluding with his most remarkable feat to date: winning Minnesota's 1998 gubernatorial race as a third-party candidate. Produced for NBC television, The Jesse Ventura Story was a model of production efficiency; it was first aired in May 1999, a mere six months after the real life Ventura won the Minnesota election, with Toronto standing in for the Twin Cities.
Comedy , Documentary , Drama , Special Interest , Television
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Nils Allen Stewart
as Jesse Ventura
Christopher Bondy
as George Janos
Nola Auguston
as Bernice Janos
Nola Augustson
as Bernice Janos
Jeff Mallory
as Teen Tyrell
Elias Zarou
as Chaney
Thomas Brandise
as Teen Jesse
Dwight McFee
as Norm Coleman
David Huband
as Skip Humphrey
Boyd Banks
as Mayor Paxton
Phil Jarrett
as Non Com
Michael Ruperco
as Salesman
Tommy Dorian
as Skip's Son
Bill Goldberg
as Himself
as Himself
Chris Adams
as Jan Janos
Joeseph Matheson
as Ring Announcer
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