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Pain & Gain

Being big and tough ought to have its advantages, and Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is about to cash in on them. Teaming up with a couple of his bodybuilding buddies (Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) he hatches a kidnapping plot that with only a little pain should bring great gain. Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 26 Apr 2013
Video Release: 27 Aug 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Release Date: 26 April 2013

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: Being big and tough ought to have its advantages, and Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is about to cash in on them. Teaming up with a couple of his bodybuilding buddies (Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) he hatches a kidnapping plot that with only a little pain should bring great gain.

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The screen-writers of the movie have taken a comical approach to presenting this true story. Read more about Parent Previews’ opinion about this creative choice at: Pain & Gain: Why Has Crime Become So Funny?.

Pain & Gain is rated R: for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use.

Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Studio: 2013 Paramount Pictures

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