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A Kitbag Full Of Pain & Gain Stills Land
Explosions! Biceps! Guns! Money!

09 April 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Paramount

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Pain & Gain is a relatively small movie for Michael "KABLOOM!" Bay, costing around about $25 million to make, which is peanuts compared to, say, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, which clocked in at $195 million. Don't worry though: this doesn't mean Pain & Gain doesn't have balls of flame and suchlike, as these new stills prove.

We've got guns, girls, glamour, money, swimming pools, biceps, triceps, quads, abs, string vests, The Rock, a dog, graffiti, fast cars and cool people walking away from explosions. This is pretty much everything anyone could want from a film, aside from all the other stuff you might want from a movie.

Originally based on Miami New Times newspaper article - unlike, say, Armageddon - the story sees gym buddies Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie and Mark Wahlberg conspire to extort a motza from a wealthy businessman who works out at their spot. Things, as you can imagine, don't work out smoothly for the bulky yet not hugely bright Sun Gym Gang. Ed Harris, Ken Jeong, Rob Corddry, Tony Shalhoub and Rebel Wilson round out the top-notch cast.

Pain And Gain is out on August 28, but the trailer, handily, is out now.

 


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