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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.

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Daniel Lugo
Dwayne Johnson ... Paul Doyle
Anthony Mackie ... Adrian Doorbal
Tony Shalhoub ... Victor Kershaw
Ed Harris ... Ed DuBois
Rob Corddry ... John Mese
Bar Paly ... Sorina Luminita
Rebel Wilson ... Robin Peck
Ken Jeong ... Jonny Wu
Michael Rispoli ... Frank Griga
Keili Lefkovitz ... Krisztina Furton
Emily Rutherfurd ... Carolyn 'Cissy' DuBois
Larry Hankin ... Pastor Randy
Tony Plana ... Captain Lopez
Peter Stormare ... Dr. Bjornson
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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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Taglines:

Their American Dream Is Bigger Than Yours See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

At just over $20 million, this movie is Michael Bay's lowest-budgeted film since his feature film debut, Bad Boys (1995). Bay, Mark Wahlberg, and Dwayne Johnson took pay cuts to keep the budget down. See more »

Goofs

(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. 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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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Pain & Gain/The Big Wedding (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Blaze of Glory
Written by Jon Bon Jovi
Performed by Bon Jovi
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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22 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Pain & Gain honestly has too many flaws to name, but for some reason I think this is a pleasure to watch. It can be extremely funny and entertaining. Especially if you are into fitness than this movie is for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,244,505, 28 April 2013

Gross USA:

$49,875,291

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,305,549
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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