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Pain & Gain (2013)

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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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26 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sangre, sudor y gloria  »

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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

Michael Bay had been wanting to make this film since 2000. He delayed doing so multiple times in favor of the Transformers (2007) series. He specifically said he wanted to make a small inexpensive film as a change of pace. See more »

Goofs

Just after Paul Doyle has taken cocaine and is doing inclined bench presses, he has two large plates (20kg each) and one smaller plate (probably 10kg) on one side of the barbell. In the next shot there are three large plates and in the one after that, just two large plates. Then the side affects of cocaine are shown and in the next shot he's back to two large plates and one smaller one. 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 »

Soundtracks

Speak Up
Written by John Costello, David Hilker, and Jeffrey A. Freundlich
Performed by Marcus Latief Scott
Courtesy of Fervor Records
By arrangement with Wild Whirled Music
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Great, with a side of horror!
30 April 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was near perfect to me, and let me explain why: The actors portraying the three (can you call them) anti hero's incredibly well. I don't quite know how accurate they were in comparison to the real criminals but as standalone characters they were pitch perfect (even the Rock, who may have actually stolen the show for me).

Tony Shaloub is no actor to be laughed at, he played such an interesting 3 dimensional yet despicable character that forced me to try to come to terms with how I felt with him being the victim.

And what really made the movie for me was the phenomenal writing and directing combination, there were intensely serious moments surrounded by the blackest of black comedy, something that shouldn't have worked, but it did!

My only problem with the flick is that it IS a true story. From what I've heard it's not even based on a true story, it's just a sensationalized docudrama with added humour... Christ (re read this after you see the movie and then you'll find it funny... I hope)

TL;DR VERSION Not for kids; great movie with great casting, writing, direction, cinematography etc.; But it loses a point for taken such a sad, serious story and making it painfully funny.


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