Pain & Gain parents guide

Pain & Gain Parent Guide

Release date April 26, 2013

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.

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

Run Time: 130 minutes

Pain & Gain
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Pain & Gain rated R? Pain & Gain is rated R by the MPAA for bloody violence, crude sexual content, nudity, language throughout and drug use.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of explicit graphic violence.

- Frequent depictions of beating, shooting, electrocution, burning and explosion.

- Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality, with blood, dismemberment, and detail.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images

- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes

Sexual Content:

- Portrayals of sexual activity, with no nudity and some detail.

- Implied and simulated sexual activity.

- Breast and buttock nudity in sexual and non-sexual context.

- Frequent detailed crude sexual references.

- Sexual innuendo.

- Embracing and kissing.


Approximately 214 instances of coarse language including:

- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, sexual and ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions, sometimes in an aggressive context.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Frequent detailed and graphic portrayals of substance abuse.

- Several scenes of drug use involving cocaine.

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News About "Pain & Gain"

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Cast and Crew

Pain & Gain is directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Pain & Gain movie is August 27, 2013. Here are some details…

Pain & gain releases to home video on August 27, 2013.

Related home video titles:

The lure of easy cash justifies criminal activities in Entrapment and Mad Money. Justice/revenge can also a motivation, as in Tower Heist and Man on a Ledge. Other real-life criminals are depicted in Catch Me If You Can and Bernie.