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Wahlberg, Johnson Buddy Up in “Pain and Gain”

October 30, 2015

"Pain and Gain" is a movie starring Mark Wahlberg that is based on a series of investigative articles in 1999 written by Pete Collins for the Miami New Times about the Sun Gym Gang. Daniel Lugo (Wahlberg) decides he has to make his move before he's destined to wearing sweatpants to work every day. He's a physical trainer who takes steroids and dreams of having an easy life.  He and partner Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) undertook a kidnapping that didn't go as planned. Tony Shalhoub, of "Monk" fame, plays the kidnappee, Victor Kershaw. Dwayne Johnson, who used to be The Rock when he was a professional wrestler, comes on the team with Lugo and Doorbal as an enforcer, but he's committed to non-violence.   "Pain and Gain" has ample doses of both pain and gain, but it specializes in... Continue Reading...