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* CreatorsOddball: Creator/MichaelBay, a director known for his over-the-top action films. directing a true-crime film.

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* CreatorsOddball: Creator/MichaelBay, a director known for his over-the-top action films. directing a true-crime true-crime/dark comedy film.


* TheCameo: Wrestling/KurtAngle as an inmate Doyle fights with during his first incarceration. Yes indeed, it's The Rock, fresh off a WWE Championship loss at ''[[=WrestleMania=]]'' at the time of the film's release, versus someone who was then a mainstay of TNA.

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* TheCameo: Wrestling/KurtAngle as an inmate Doyle fights with during his first incarceration. Yes indeed, it's The Rock, fresh off a WWE Championship loss at ''[[=WrestleMania=]]'' ''[=WrestleMania=]'' at the time of the film's release, versus someone who was then a mainstay of TNA.

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* TheCameo: Wrestling/KurtAngle as an inmate Doyle fights with during his first incarceration. Yes indeed, it's The Rock, fresh off a WWE Championship loss at ''[[=WrestleMania=]]'' at the time of the film's release, versus someone who was then a mainstay of TNA.


* ActorAllusion: At one point Paul (played by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminium bat instead of a wooden one.

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At one point Paul (played by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminium bat instead of a wooden one.one.
** When Creator/EdHarris pretends to be a client at the gym, he says he works in "lawn and garden." He spent several years doing all of the commercial voice-overs and radio ads for Home Depot.
* ActorInspiredElement: Creator/RebelWilson, an avid nunchucks user, brought her own nunchucks for the sex scene, to "spice things up."


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** Creator/AnthonyMackie put on seventeen pounds of muscle for his role, and bulked up to 213 pounds. He had only three weeks to train before filming began.
* HeyItsThatPlace: When Adrian presents a dog to his girlfriend Robin, apartment building from ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' can be seen in the background.


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/AlbertBrooks was considered for Victor Kershaw, but a deal could not be reached, and Creator/JohnTurturro was cast instead. Turturro dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, and Creator/TonyShalhoub was cast.


* PlayingAgainstType:
** Creator/RebelWilson as a doctor who gets involved with Creator/AnthonyMackie's character, and Creator/TonyShalhoub as an asshole businessman.
** Wrestling/DwayneJohnson almost back out of the role of Doyle, not because it wasn't an interesting character to play but it was so removed from where his comfort zone was. Even as an AntiHero he would still have some noble and heroic qualities so playing someone who goes so far south was intimidating.

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* PlayingAgainstType:
** Creator/RebelWilson as a doctor who gets involved with Creator/AnthonyMackie's character, and Creator/TonyShalhoub as an asshole businessman.
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PlayingAgainstType: Wrestling/DwayneJohnson almost back out of the role of Doyle, not because it wasn't an interesting character to play but it was so removed from where his comfort zone was. Even as an AntiHero he would still have some noble and heroic qualities so playing someone who goes so far south was intimidating.


* ActorAllusion: At one point Paul (played by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.
* AllStarCast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and even Peter Stormare as OneSceneWonder.

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* ActorAllusion: At one point Paul (played by Wrestling/DwayneJohnson) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum aluminium bat instead of a wooden one.
* AllStarCast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, Creator/MarkWahlberg, Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, Creator/AnthonyMackie, Creator/EdHarris, Creator/TonyShalhoub, Creator/RobCorddry, Creator/RebelWilson, and even Peter Stormare Creator/PeterStormare as OneSceneWonder.



* TheDanza: Ed Harris plays Ed Du Bois, who is a real person involved with the story.

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* TheDanza: Ed Harris Creator/EdHarris plays Ed Du Bois, who is a real person involved with the story.



* NamesTheSame: Mark Wahlberg plays Daniel Lugo, who shares the name with an actor, [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0525240 according to the IMDB]].

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* NamesTheSame: Mark Wahlberg Creator/MarkWahlberg plays Daniel Lugo, who shares the name with an actor, [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0525240 according to the IMDB]].



** Rebel Wilson as a doctor who gets involved with Anthony Mackie's character, and Tony Shalhoub as an asshole businessman.

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** Rebel Wilson Creator/RebelWilson as a doctor who gets involved with Anthony Mackie's Creator/AnthonyMackie's character, and Tony Shalhoub Creator/TonyShalhoub as an asshole businessman.


* ActorAllusion: At one point Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.

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* ActorAllusion: At one point Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) Wrestling/DwayneJohnson) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.



* PlayingAgainstType: Rebel Wilson as a doctor who gets involved with Anthony Mackie's character, and Tony Shalhoub as an asshole businessman.
** DwayneJohnson almost back out of the role of Doyle, not because it wasn't an interesting character to play but it was so removed from where his comfort zone was. Even as an AntiHero he would still have some noble and heroic qualities so playing someone who goes so far south was intimidating.

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* PlayingAgainstType: PlayingAgainstType:
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Rebel Wilson as a doctor who gets involved with Anthony Mackie's character, and Tony Shalhoub as an asshole businessman.
** DwayneJohnson Wrestling/DwayneJohnson almost back out of the role of Doyle, not because it wasn't an interesting character to play but it was so removed from where his comfort zone was. Even as an AntiHero he would still have some noble and heroic qualities so playing someone who goes so far south was intimidating.


* ActorAllusion: At one point in ''Film/PainAndGain'' Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.

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* ActorAllusion: At one point in ''Film/PainAndGain'' Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.

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* MarketBasedTitle: Was released as ''No Pain No Gain'' (in English) in France.


* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the guys in the prison brawl is Wrestling/KurtAngle.

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* CreatorsOddball: Creator/MichaelBay, a director known for his over-the-top action films. directing a true-crime film.


** The movie is ultimately lambasting the American culture of living in excess and believing someone owes you the life you want to live. Creator/MichaelBay is probably the last director you would think of when it comes to telling that kind of story.

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** The movie is ultimately lambasting the American culture of living in excess and believing someone owes you the life you want to live. Creator/MichaelBay is probably the last director you would think of when it comes to telling that kind of story.----


* ActorAllusion: At one point in ''Film/PainAndGain'' Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In [[BeCool Be Cool]], Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.

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* ActorAllusion: At one point in ''Film/PainAndGain'' Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In [[BeCool Be Cool]], ''Film/BeCool'', Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: One of the guys in the prison brawl is Wrestling/KurtAngle.

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* ActorAllusion: At one point in ''Film/PainAndGain'' Paul (played by [[DwayneJohnson Dwayne Johnson]]) threatens a man with a bat, saying something along the lines of, "I used to use an aluminum one, but then I upgraded to wood." In [[BeCool Be Cool]], Johnson's character Elliot is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe8YewhPXx4 ridiculed]] for selecting an aluminum bat instead of a wooden one.
* AllStarCast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and even Peter Stormare as OneSceneWonder.

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