A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to find the real killer and the reason he was set up.
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
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
The title is a paraphrase the common maxim "No pain, no gain," which in turn is a paraphrase of a line from a 1758 issue of Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin: "There are no gains without pains." Franklin is said to have based the rhyming phrase on a 1st-century Jewish proverb. See more »
When Lugo, Adrian, and Paul are standing over the tanning bed looking at the stacks of cash, the bills feature modern one-hundred dollar bill notes with large heads. The film takes place in 1995 and these bills would not be introduced until several years later. See more »
I will be showing this film to a lot of people. It is way, way underrated, and incredibly funny. This is basically a more clever, better written version of Dumb and Dumber with bodybuilding and crime. If you like the sly social commentary style of Mike Judge (Idiocracy, Office Space) then you will love this movie. I gave it 10 stars because it literally made me laugh out loud dozens of times. It is so well-written, so subtle that it could easily pass for a straight action/adventure movie with a couple of gags, when in fact it is a pure comedy, every scene, the entire film. From the sex toys to the fitness jokes to the straight lines ("I want to go to Paris and France and stuff"). Quite the scathing satire of our entitlement culture and its misplaced priorities.
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