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Pain & Gain | 2013 | Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson

Mark Wahlberg, Ed Harris and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson star in a dark and violent true-crime action-comedy directed by Michael Bay. Having done time for health insurance fraud, bodybuilder Daniel (Wahlberg) now works at the Sun Gym. But when boastful millionaire Victor (Tony Shalhoub) hires him as a personal trainer, the tales of wealth and luxury make Daniel intensely envious. Daniel talks two of his equally slow-witted bodybuilder friends – nervous Christian ex-con Paul (Johnson) and impotent trainer Adrian (Anthony Mackie) – into helping him kidnap and torture Victor until he hands over his assets.

After bungled abduction attempts, they catch Victor and get what they want. Then they decide to kill him. Their plan initially goes spectacularly awry, but eventually they leave the brutally injured man for dead. However, unknown to them, Victor is still alive, and when the police show no interest in arresting the trio, he hires private investigator Ed (Harris) to help him seek justice. With Rob Corddry and Rebel Wilson.

cast
Mark Wahlberg as Daniel Lugo
Dwayne Johnson as Paul Doyle
Anthony Mackie as Adrian Doorbal
Tony Shalhoub as Victor Kershaw
Ed Harris as Ed DuBois
Rob Corddry as John Mese
Bar Paly as Sorina Luminita
Rebel Wilson as Ramona Eldridge
Ken Jeong as Johnny Wu
Michael Rispoli as Frank Griga
Keili Lefkovitz as Krisztina Furton
Vivi Pineda as Detective Haworth
Christopher Jestin Langstaff as Nine-Year-Old Boy/Rusty
Gustavo Quiroz Jr. as Son of Victor Kershaw
Corinne Ferrer as Basketball Girl
Zack Moore as Young Daniel Lugo
Kory Getman as Teenage Daniel Lugo
Peter Stormare as Dr. Bjornson
Larry Hankin as Pastor Randy
Tony Plana as Captain Lopez
Brian Stepanek as Brad McCalister
Persei Caputo as Judy
Bill Kelly as Jim
Emily Rutherfurd as Carolyn ‘Sissy’ Du Bois
Wladimir Klitschko as Client
Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau as Analee Calvera

crew
Director: Michael Bay
Script: Stephen McFeely Christopher Markus

USA | 130 minutes | 2013

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