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Pain & Gain (2013)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  26 April 2013 (USA)
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A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

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Storyline

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. Written by napierslogs

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Rated R for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,244,505 (USA) (26 April 2013)

Gross:

$49,874,933 (USA) (23 August 2013)
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Trivia

The home of Frank Griga belongs to Michael Bay. It is also the former Miami home of Hulk Hogan, seen often in Hogan Knows Best (2005). See more »

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When Ed DuBois is sitting in his car taking pictures of the three criminals before they enter the strip club, the cameraman is reflected in the back of the car's rear view mirror. See more »

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[first lines]
Daniel Lugo: [groaning and grunting out his situps] I'm hot! I'm big!
Daniel Lugo: [sees a squad of police cars] Fuck!
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Pop It, Shake It, Jiggle It
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A waste of your time
2 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

What a waste of time. I can only imagine how badly this movie ends, since I could only bare to watch about 20 minutes of it.

The budget for this movie is around 26 million; can you imagine how many good things could be done using this money? The reason why these senseless movies are still being made is that even though they are complete garbage, they still end up making money; so, at the end of the day, all people involved in the movie is fine with it, regardless of its terrible message.

What has happened to Hollywood? Well, they have sold their art for money, and that is all that matters to them… money. However, to glorify a bunch of psychopaths – well, that is a little too much for me.

Please don't watch this movie.


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