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Pain & Gain (2013) Poster

(2013)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

When the crew propose an investment scheme to Frank Griga and Krisztina Furton at Doorbal's home, a Nintendo Gamecube controller can be seen. This device was not available until 2001.
Dade County did not change its name to Miami-Dade County until November 13, 1997, 2 years after the movie setting, but police cars in the movie have the longer name.
The armoured vehicle used by the police tactical team at the start of the film is fitted with LED warning lights. This type of light was not in use in 1995 - less efficient halogen or strobe beacons would have been used.
In the first scene of "operation honey pot" Paul is standing in front of a bar with orange/peach Ciroc Vodka. Ciroc didn't exist in 1995.
One of the vehicles seen in the movie is a silver BMW E46 which was not introduced until 1998, the movie takes place in 1994 - 1995.
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The Crown Victorias used in the police raid in the beginning of the film are the second generation, which were first manufactured for the 1998 model year.
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Danny Lugo is wearing a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses but the lenses are the P model (with polarized lenses) which came out in 2012. You can clearly see the "P" on the lenses.
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In the hospital, a Dell LCD monitor is seen next to Victor's bedside. CRT monitors (shown later in the film on the desk) were the most common at the time, with LCD's being incredibly expensive and still larger than shown. Up until around 2004, hospitals (especially older ones as depicted by Victor in the movie) would not have used LCD's and still used CRT's.
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When Victor asks for a taco you can see the Taco Bell 12 pack box which wasn't on Taco Bell's Menu until 2012.
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One of the vehicles purchased with the loot is a Plymouth Prowler. The Prowler didn't come out until 1997.
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One of the members of the S.W.A.T. team that went after Daniel Lugo in the beginning of the film had a MAGPUL magazine on his rifle as he exited the APC. The MAGPUL magazine grip was not introduced until 1999, but the film takes place in 1995.
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During the car crash and murder attempt, we see a post-2005 Ingersoll Rand logo.
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The Miami cityscape includes the Blue and Green Diamond condo towers which were not completed until 2002.
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When the characters are in the gun shop, rifles can be seen on the wall with MAGPUL stocks. Such stocks weren't released until the mid-2000s, and would not have existed in 1995.
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The Miami Dolphins jersey worn in the doctor's office didn't come out until 1997, the movie takes place in 1994 - 1995.
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The gang used what looked like an X26 TASER against Victor in 1995 but the X-series TASER was not released until 1999. Although, they did release an earlier version of the TASER in 1994 but it was not the one used in the film.
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The Crown Victoria models used in the movie are second generation that were produced from 1998 to 2011, since the movie takes place in 1995, they should be first generation 1995 1998, or Chevrolet Caprice Classic 2nd generation
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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.
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(At about 24 mins) When Daniel, Paul and Adrian are driving westbound on the MacArthur Causeway, we can see the Port of Miami behind the car. The cargo loaders we see are newer, versatile, bright-white models. These were not installed until long after 1994. In 1994, the cargo loaders were older steel models with immovable cranes.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During Paul Doyle's flashback sequence when Paul has the shotgun pointed at him the sound of a pump-action shotgun is heard, but the gun pointed at Paul is an over/under shotgun. Over/under shotguns have a break-open action not a pump-action.
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Character error 

The supposed Stryper song that is quoted by Paul and the gun clerk is a Bible passage which doesn't appear in any of Stryper's lyrics.
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Sorina and Luminita are not Russian surnames, they are Romanian. Sorina comes from Soare (from the Sun) and Luminita means little light. If Sorina Luminita comes from Transylvania is to remember that it's not in Russia but in Romania.
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Continuity 

When Doyle is drinking iced tea at the church, the lime falls out of the glass and onto the ground as the glass is handed to him, but is back in the glass for the following scenes.
Kershaw bites a taco offered by Doyle, but in the next shot, it is bitten twice or more. In the following shot, the taco returns to one bite.
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When Lugo and Doorbal are stripping down, they take off their watches, but Lugo's watch is suddenly back on when he's putting on rubber boots.
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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.
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Daniel and Adrian are driving to Home Depot to buy cleaning supplies but inside the store the products are Ace Hardware brand.
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When Doyle is drinking iced tea at the church, the priest hands over the ice tea with his right hand, then in the next cut we could see that he hands over with his left.
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The position of the duct tape over Victor's eyes varies as it's being put on.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the opening scene when Daniel Lugo is running from the building, he is hit by the police car. When is is flipping in the air immediately after being hit, you can see a protective vest underneath his shirt sticking out. In the shots before and after this, he is clearly not wearing anything underneath his white tank top.
After Lugo interrogates Kershaw, they go to his office and when they open the door, the camera is reflected in it.
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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.
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(at around 52 mins) In the warehouse, just before Doyle forces Kershaw to drink the camera operator is reflected in Kershaw's goggles.
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When Doyle runs away with the money bags and enters to a hair saloon, direct after he hit the second guard, in the mirror in the back a camera is visible.
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When Daniel is at Kershaw's house on the jetty jumping and spinning his shirt, a camera is visible in the lower right corner.
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When the assistant in the gun shop is shot with the Taser you can clearly see the outline of body armor under his shirt.
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When Ed Dubois pulls up to the hotel in his car where Victor Kershaw is, the scene is shot from the side of his car, with the camera moving in closer as he comes to a stop. During that brief shot you can clearly see the whole crew reflected off the car, it's so detailed you can see them walking in as per the shot.
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Errors in geography 

When they show Paul (Dwayne Johnson) serving time in Attica Correctional Facility, there is a shot where you can see palm trees in the background. Obviously there are no palm trees near Attica, as it is in New York State. The remainder of the shots you don't see palm trees.
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Factual errors 

The "cocaine side effects" caption lists "shortness of breathe" rather than "breath".
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The image shown when Adrian looks through the night vision goggles would not be visible. Without the protective cover on and the store illuminated, the night vision goggles would have too much light entering and would automatically shut off.
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When listing the side effects of cocaine, the last line says "shortness of breathe" instead of breath.
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Revealing mistakes 

(at around 17 mins) During Paul's fight in prison, the tattoo on his left shoulder appears on his right shoulder while hitting prison inmate.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Anachronisms 

While the gang is going to dump the bodies, behind their van you can clearly see a 2001 BMW 7 series and 2010 Mustang.
In the final scene in the Bahamas, the car Kershaw runs Lugo over in is a Mercedes W210 (E320). The W210 chassis was not introduced until 1997, and not on a large scale until 1998.
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When Paul Doyle is barbecuing the hands, you can see a Mercedes GL-class SUV in the background. The Mercedes GL-class was not in production at this time.
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Some shots reveal contemporary cars.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the Bahamas chase scene, during the close ups of Kershaw driving the car, a cameraman can be briefly seen in the backseat. The camera itself has a yellow piece on it.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Lugo gets back to the dry cleaners and scolds Doyle for barbecuing the victim's hands outside, they walk back inside to finish chopping up the bodies. If you look closely you can see that Griga's hand is still attached to his body.
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In the Bahamas scene, where Kershaw sees Lugo fleeing on foot, he attempts to drive a car from the passenger seat. While the car is crashing through the small business stands, a stunt driver can be clearly seen driving, in multiple scenes which ends after the car crashes into the wall, giving us a clearer shot of the stunt driver.
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When Adrian, Paul and Daniel are at the gun store and the clerk ask Adrian to test the taser on him, you can see that the pins do not actually stick to the clerk and therefor the taser would not do anything.
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