Pain & Gain

I haven’t yet seen the recent movie version, but the original true story of a kidnapping and extortion attempt by a group of bumbling bodybuilders and ex-cons in Florida in the late 90s is an entertaining read. Bodies in swamps in barrels, PI’s, business deals turned violent, a bit of everything.
“The three men were dressed all in black and wore gloves and military camouflage makeup. (Weekes remembered this application technique from his Marine Corps training.) They crawled across the lawn and huddled under movers’ blankets in a chilly predawn rain, preparing to storm the house and hold the family hostage.”

Pain & Gain In the summer of 1994, the Sun Gym featured a juice bar; aerobic workouts; free-weights; Hammer, Nautilus, and Cam machines; even baby-sitting services; and on the sly, a variety of illegal steroids available in the loc


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