The Jesse Ventura Story

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The Jesse Ventura Story ★½ 1999

Cheap quickie TV movie capitalizes on Ventura's unlikely career path. Small-town boy Ventura becomes a Navy SEAL, a professional wrestler known as “The Body” (among other jobs), and eventually winds up in an upset victory as the governor of Minnesota. A dull, unauthorized whitewash that would probably bore even Ventura himself. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Nils Allen Stewart, Nancy Sakovich, Thomas Brandise, Christopher Bondy, Nola Auguston; D: David S. Jackson; W: Patricia Jones, Donald Reiker; C: John Holosko; M: Richard Gibbs. TV