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'Pain and Gain' gets April 26 release date

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Paramount has announced an April 26 release date for Michael Bay’s Pain and Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, based on a 1999 Miami New Times story about bodybuilders who turn to kidnapping, torture, and murder. “I just love the characters,” Bay told Entertainment Weekly back in 2007. “It’s these guys that work in a gym, and nothing is good enough, do you know what I mean? The pump is not good enough. They are all looking for the American dream. They end up kidnapping. It’s like a mixture of Fargo and Pulp Fiction and it’s all true. And they’re all knuckleheads. It’s a fun character piece. No action. One car crash.”

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