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Pain & Gain (2013)

R  |   |  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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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)

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

Gross:

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

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 »

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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 »

Quotes

[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 Pretty Woman (1990) See more »

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Good Sign
Written by Stephanie Huguenin and Francois Delfin
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Courtesy of APM Music
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Just fantastic
23 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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