'Pain and Gain' is based on the true story of Daniel Lugo– a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream.
Although he runs a lucrative gym, he dreams of leading a lifestyle filled with opulence and luxury. So, he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilders, Adrian Doorbal and Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson); along with an ex-convict, Christian.
They scheme to steal the wealth and lifestyle of one of Daniel's clients but their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong, leaving them hopelessly grasping at wisps of the elusive American dream.
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At just over 20 million dollars, the film stands as Michael Bay's lowest-budgeted film since his feature film debut Bad Boys. He, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson took pay cuts to keep the budget down. Read More