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Check Out 'Pain & Gain' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Aug. 27

August 24th, 2013 6:45am EDT
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Daniel Lugo is a body builder and personal trainer at a gym in Miami. He and his buddy, Adrian - tired of being poor and determined to grab their piece of the American Dream - concoct a plan to kidnap and extort money from Victor Kershaw, a wealthy businessman, and recruit ex-con Paul Doyle to join them in their quest.

Based on an unbelievable true story, "Pain & Gain" stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie as a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. 

The film, billed as an action comedy, is directed b...
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Michael Bay Spent $75,000 On Sex Toys For 'Pain & Gain'

May 3rd, 2013 9:29pm EDT
Michael Bay
Michael Bay had to spend $75,000 of his budget for new film Pain & Gain on sex toys - because the naughty items kept disappearing from the set.

The renowned director was hoping to return some of the unused dildos and dolls he used in the film, and recoup some of the cash he'd spent on them, but when shooting ended many of the aids were missing.

In the movie, which is based on a real-life kidnapping drama, thugs, played by Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and Dwayne Johnson, abduct a wealthy Miami businessman and force him to sign over financial documents while torturing him at their hide-o...
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Dwayne Johnson Reteaming With Mark Wahlberg For New HBO Series

May 3rd, 2013 7:09pm EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson is reteaming with his Pain and Gain co-star Mark Wahlberg for a new HBO series.

The former WWE wrestler has signed up to play the lead role in a new dramedy, which will mark his first role in a television series (that's not fake wrestling).

Wahlberg, who produced two of HBO's most successful shows -- Boardwalk Empire and Entourage -- will executive produce the as-yet-untitled show.

The show will center on a group of retired athletes living in Miami, Florida.
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'Pain & Gain' Muscles Its Way To The Top Of The Box Office

April 29th, 2013 8:34am EDT
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Mark Wahlberg's "Pain & Gain" topped the weekend box office, earning $20 million in ticket sales.

The film is based on a true story about a group of steroid-abusing bodybuilders who get involved in kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg star.

The movie beat last week's number one, "Oblivion" starring Tom Cruise, which made $17.4 million.

Jackie Robinson sports film "42" landed the third spot with $10.1 million, followed by "The Big Wedding" (Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, and Robin Williams) with $7.5 million.

Rounding out the top five wa...
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'Pain And Gain' Review: Michael Bay Gives Us Lots Of Pain, Not So Much Gain

April 26th, 2013 1:26pm EDT
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I am so not a Michael Bay fan.  I find everything he does to be way over the top.  Bay doesn't seem to trust his story or his characters and his latest film, 'Pain and Gain' is no exception.

'Pain And Gain' is the true story of Miami's Sun Gym gang, which was made up of three super violent, super inept, body builders, who decide the best way to get rich quick, is to kidnap millionaires and milk them out of their fortune. Now why haven't I thought of that?

It's the 90's and the three muscle bound jerks are Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg), born again Jesus coke freak, Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson...
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Florida Locals Slam 'Pain & Gain' Producers For Portrayal Of Real-Life Tragedy

April 4th, 2013 4:47pm EDT
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Florida locals affected by the Sun Gym Gang's brutal killings have taken aim at producers behind Mark Wahlberg's new action thriller Pain & Gain for painting the tragedy in a comedic light.

The film tells the true story of a group of bodybuilders who kidnapped, tortured and murdered two people in South Florida during the 1990s as part of a sick extortion scheme. Daniel Lugo, Noel Doorbal and Jorge Delgado kidnapped wealthy businessman Marc Schiller and held him against his will in a warehouse for a month while they burned him with lighters until he signed over his assets.

They made seve...
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Mark Wahlberg's Son Punched Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson In The Nuts

July 2nd, 2012 9:32am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
On the set of his new movie "Pain and Gain," Mark Wahlberg's 3-year-old son punched his father's co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the genitals.

During filming, Wahlberg asked Johnson to stop by his trailer so his children could meet the former wrestler. He didn't realize his son's painful penchant for greeting men would apply to the three year old's hero.

Wahlberg recalls, "They're in the trailer, he gives my one son a high five and then the next one he goes to give him a high five and my son... (punched him) right in the nuts. I'm like, 'What are you doing, dude?' And he (Johnson) lo...
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Mark Wahlberg Ate 10 Meals A Day To Bulk Up For 'Pain And Gain'

June 22nd, 2012 4:21pm EDT
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Actor Mark Wahlberg says he munched on 10 meals a day in a bid to gain weight for his new movie Pain And Gain.

The Ted star, who plays bodybuilder Daniel Lugo in the upcoming film, followed a 24-hour plan and even woke up at various times throughout the night to get his latest food fix and drink his muscle-building shakes.

He tells E! Online, "I was eating 10 meals a day and drinking mass gainers. I was drinking my own. I created this line of supplements with (retail chain) GNC. It was a lot of work."

"A lot of getting up at two in the morning to eat another meal and I was still full ...
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Mark Wahlberg Is Bulking Up (In A Really Good Way)

April 12th, 2012 11:30am EDT
A jacked Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is packing on the pounds - of muscle, that is. The actor is bulking up to play a bodybuilder in the film "Pain And Gain," which he's currently filming in Miami, Florida.

He hit the beach on Wednesday with his wife and two kids, Brendan and Ella Rae. For the last couple of weeks photographers have snapped the star on set and on the beach, showing off his muscled torso and arms.

His wife seems to be a good sport about Mark's amazing physique, which garners a lot of attention. Yesterday two very excited teenagers gushingly shook his hand and cheered afterwards.

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Mark Wahlberg Looks Tiny Next To Dwayne Johnson On 'Pain And Gain' Set (Photos)

April 5th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg & Dwayne Johnson
When you look at Mark Wahlberg you think he's in really good shape. He obviously works out and has good sized muscles. Then you put six-foot five-inch Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson next to him, and Mark (5' 8") looks like a really small guy.

Wahlberg and Johnson are currently filming "Pain and Gain" in Miami. The film centers on two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. The film is set for release in 2013.

Check out more photos of Mark (who despite his "diminutive" size is still pretty hot) on the set...
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