Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain

DVD - 2013
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When an ambitious group of personal trainers go after the American dream, they get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Now, living large will take everything they've got.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount, [2013]
ISBN: 9781415773420
1415773424
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Pain and gain

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obadiah11
Oct 15, 2018

Dwayne Johnson had me rolling. This is a good movie, really entertaining. However, the events this movie loosely and comically portray are really scary. You would not want to find yourself in the hands of guys like the ones this movie is based on.

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Ferrous1
Sep 28, 2018

I am sure that somebody somewhere liked this movie, however that person is definitely not me. Good actors but painfully awful film with not a hint of humour - crude and ugly: yes, funny: no.

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oktexchic
Sep 26, 2018

1/2 star only!! Yes it is a vulgar, offensive movie ......... showing how really dumb criminal minds pumped up with steroids can get .... since it based LOOSELY on a true story. I didn't think the Rock & Mark W would do such a movie, so that part you'd think they'd be embarrassed about ever having done it. All movies based on true stories and always change how it really goes down. I don't believe they had to make the movie as nasty as it is. These actors should not have participated in it as it is written. You won't miss a thing by missing this movie!

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ariggs56
Jan 20, 2018

This movie was absolutely hilarious and I enjoyed every minute of it. I definitely recommend it if you are an action comedy fan. I know this is one of the best movies I have seen in a while and trust me I have seen many movies.

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susancp61
Jan 02, 2018

Who doesn't like, The Rock and
Mark Wahlberg? This movie is
outrageous and based on a TRUE story.

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frael78
Jun 08, 2017

I thought it was super funny. And I'm picky when it comes to movies.

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nikyrg
May 25, 2017

One of the worst Rock movies I have ever seen do not recommend watching it if possible don't even watch it

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 17, 2016

I thought the movie had a strong start, getting me all pumped up with notions of working hard to achieve the "American dream" and "If you think you deserve it, the universe will serve it" but when it descends into the criminal activity it seems pretty disconnected from that - but I guess that's the tragedy of misguided human nature at times. It was still an action-packed adrenaline rush of a film and I enjoyed it, just thought it could have been more solid based on the groundwork of those thrilling opening scenes.

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jmmoniz
Sep 27, 2015

Absolutely crazy movie that had me riveted until the end. I could not believe it was based on real events. Give it a try, well worth it.

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melek
Sep 03, 2015

Wow was this bad.

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mexicanadiense
Mar 02, 2014

Daniel Lugo: [to a little boy] Don't eyeball me! I've seen your mother driving up and down these streets looking at me! I'll be your stepfather in about a week!

aaa5756 Dec 15, 2013

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

aaa5756 Dec 15, 2013

"Respect is for the dead, the living knead dough."- Archie Bunker

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jimg2000
Nov 01, 2013

Victor Kershaw: I'm a self-made man. I've made a lot of money!

Daniel Lugo: Why don't you spend some of it on salads?

Victor Kershaw: You know who invented salads? Poor people!

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MyFamily
Nov 10, 2013

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Sep 30, 2013

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jimg2000
Nov 01, 2013

Pain & Gain is a 2013 American crime-comedy film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. The film is based on a story published in a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles written by Pete Collins and compiled in Collins' 2013 book Pain & Gain: This is a True Story, which details the kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals that included a number of bodybuilders affiliated with Sun Gym.[4][5] The film is Michael Bay's fourth R-rated film by the MPAA. The film's title is a play on the common exercising adage of No pain, no gain. The adage is used for the French title of the film.

The film was released on April 27, 2013 and received mixed reviews, praising the direction, acting and script but criticizing the violence, the comic chemistry and the historical differences with the real events. The film grossed more than $85 million worldwide, making it one of Michael Bay's lower-grossing films.

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