Stacy Poitras leads a rag-tag bunch of the country's premiere chainsaw artists who battle blades breaking, chainsaws bursting into flames and agitating each other as they manage to deliver incredible works of art-and a really good time.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Pain & Gain is a 2013 American dark comedy crime film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie. The film is loosely based on a story Pete Collins published in a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles and compiled in the book Pain & Gain: This Is a True Story (2013), which details the kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals comprising bodybuilders affiliated with the Sun Gym. The film's title is a play on the common adage, frequently used in fitness: “No pain, no gain”. Released on April 11, 2013, Pain & Gain received mixed reviews; critics praised the acting, script, and comedic chemistry among the main actors, but criticized the violence, directing, and historical inaccuracies. Against a $35 million budget, the film grossed $86 million worldwide.
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Writer Pete Collins parlayed his three-part Miami New Times article series, that inspired the film, into a consultancy for film's screenwriting team, a book titled Pain & Gain – This Is a True Story (2013), multiple post-film articles (such as those in Miami New Times), and media appearances. Private Investigator Ed Du Bois, III (portrayed by Ed Harris in the film) released a single on iTunes titled “Pain and Gain - Retribution Song” which he wrote and recorded in 2012 as an homage to his client, Marc Schiller. Judge Alex Ferrer, who heard the Sun Gym gang case and subsequently provided supportive testimony in Marc Schiller's Medicare fraud trial, is a former local policeman and attorney who stars in the arbitration-based reality court television show, Judge Alex, Marc Schiller (portrayed in the film as Victor Kershaw) has published multiple books about the ordeal and its aftermath. Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story (January 2013) documents his account of the events. Pain and Gain – How I Survived and Triumphed (March 2013) discusses his ensuing experiences and lessons learned since the first memoir's publication.
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