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Pain & Gain (11-Apr-2013)

Director: Michael Bay

Writers: Christopher Markus; Stephen McFeely

From articles by: Pete Collins

Keywords: Crime

Based-on-a-true-story action-comedy tells the story of Sun Gym, a notorious late-90s Miami gym that counted a crew of criminal bodybuilders amongst its members.

Mark Wahlberg and The Rock star in this ripped-from-the-headlines tale about con artist Daniel Lugo's release from prison for Medicare fraud and subsequent attempts to expand the membership of Miami's Sun Gym after being hired to do so by owner John Mese, an endeavor that ultimately turns criminal when Lugo develops a lust for the material wealth possessed by new gym client Victor Kershaw and decides to enlist the help of fellow bodybuilders to extort him. Pain & Gain received mixed-to-negative reviews upon its release, with most critics expressing concern at the amount of artistic license levied in the adoption of the Miami New Times article it was based off of.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Patrick Bristow
26-Sep-1962   Peter Barnes on Ellen
Rob Corddry
4-Feb-1971   The Daily Show
Ed Harris
28-Nov-1950   The Rock
Ken Jeong
15-Jun-1969   Seņor Chang on Community
Anthony Mackie
23-Sep-1979   The Manchurian Candidate
Tony Plana
19-Apr-1952   Ignacio Suarez on Ugly Betty
Michael Rispoli
21-Nov-1965   Jackie Aprile on The Sopranos
The Rock
2-May-1972   Yeah, yeah -- we smell it
Tony Shalhoub
9-Oct-1953   Monk
Brian Stepanek
6-Feb-1971   Arwin on The Suite Life
Peter Stormare
27-Aug-1953   Ran the woodchipper in Fargo
Mark Wahlberg
5-Jun-1971   Formerly of the Funky Bunch


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