Pain And Gain (2013)
Pain And Gain SynopsisFrom acclaimed director Michael Bay comes Pain and Gain, a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.
Pain And Gain Release Date
In Theaters April 26, 2013
Pain And Gain Credits
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson
Written by: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, and Scott Rosenberg
Directed by: Michael Bay
Produced by: Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, and Donald De Line
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
External Info: Pain And Gain Official Website
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