John Raimondo is a bit player in the 1999 epic three-part Miami New Times series "Pain & Gain," which blockbuster Hollywood director Michael Bay turned into a passion project that hit theaters over two weeks ago. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the film recounts the absurd dark ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn.
But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
So there is this movie coming out later this month, right? It's directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Anthony Mackie as a trio of bodybuilding extortionists who stumble and bumble their way to another man's riches by torturing him and then running over him w ... More >>
The bluesy track starts with eerie piano chords and a spooky fiddle. Then a deep, raspy voice croons, "They stole my money, they took my home. Left me on the street, to die alone. I live in paradise, so they say. Things shouldn't be this way. Paaaaaiiinnn, pain and gain."That's the first verse to a ... More >>
The longest series Miami New Times has run during my 14 years here is Pain & Gain, a Pulp Fiction like story about crazy weightlifters who couldn't even get it right when they cut up bodies and dumped them in the Everglades.I spent the last few weeks tracking down those involved in the story (tw ... More >>
Well, we guess it only makes sense that two men who launched to stardom by being muscular in tight briefs would team up to star in a movie about body builders. Variety reports that Mark Whalberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are currently in talks to star in Pain and Gain, explosive auteur Michae ... More >>