Pain & Gain (2014)

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'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.

Cast: Anthony Mackie, Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg

Crew: Michael Bay (Director), Ben Seresin (Director of Photography), Steve Jablonsky (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Crime, Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 26 Apr 2014 (India)

Tagline: This is a true story

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as Adrian Doorbal
as Paul Doyle
as Daniel Lugo
as Sorina Luminita
as Brad McCalister
as Ed DuBois
as Carolyn 'Cissy' DuBois
Supporting Actor
as Krisztina Furton
as Detective Costello
as Johnny Wu
as Pastor Randy
as Frank Griga
as Home Depot Employee
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
as Dr. Bjornson
Supporting Actor
as Robin Peck
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as John Mese
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Gym Patron
as Captain Lopez
as Victor Kershaw
Supporting Actress
as Detective Haworth
Supporting Actress
Supporting Actor
as Analee Calvera
Supporting Actor






Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


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Art Director


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Assistant


Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
Panavision Panaflex, Red Epic, Phantom HD Gold
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
This is a true story
Their American Dream Is Bigger Than Yours
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Anthony Mackie put on 17 pounds of muscle for the role and bulked up to 213 pounds. He had only 3 weeks to train before filming began.

Dwayne Johnson bulked up to nearly 300 pounds for his role.

Michael Bay delayed making this film multiple times in favor of the Transformers series. He specifically said he wanted to make a small inexpensive film as a change of pace.

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.

For his role as a body builder, 'Mark Wahlberg' bulked up to 212 pounds for this film.

Michael Bay's first R-rated movie since Bad Boys II.