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Pain & Gain: From New Times Story to Michael Bay Film

In 1999, New Times published a three-part series called "Pain & Gain" by writer Pete Collins. The story revolved around a gang of local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. They later became known as Miami's Sun Gym gang and quickly developed a taste for blood and money.

Now in 2013, director Michael Bay is bringing the story to the big screen starring actors Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Ed Harris.

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  1. Pain & Gain, Part 1
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    They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.
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  2. Pain & Gain, Part 2
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    Miami's Sun Gym gang developed a taste for blood and money. The police could have stopped them before they killed somebody. But they didn't.
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  3. Pain & Gain, Part 3
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    A wealthy couple disappears, the slumbering Metro-Dade Police Department awakens, and the ghastly deeds of Miami's Sun Gym gang at last come to an end.
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  4. Pain & Gain: Where the Real-Life Sun Gym Gang Characters Are Now
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  5. Pain & Gain: Murder, Drugs, and a Major Motion Picture
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    Pain and Gain is the latest evidence of a Tallahassee-signed, Hollywood-sealed, Michael Bay/Tom Cruise-delivered film renaissance in South Florida.
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  6. Michael Bay's Pain & Gain Prepares to Film on Biscayne
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  7. Pain & Gain: Mark Wahlberg's Taking a Beating on Set
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  8. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Greets Fans on Biscayne During Pain & Gain Filming
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  9. Pain & Gain Trailer
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  10. Michael Bay, Mark Wahlberg, and the Rock Talk Pain & Gain
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