Sun gym pain and gain
Pain & Gain by Pete CollinsRead the book that inspired the hilarious, dark and pumped-up major motion picture PAIN & GAIN from acclaimed director Michael Bay, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson.
Personal trainers Daniel Lugo and Noel Adrian Doorbal just wanted to be the biggest pumped up guys in the infamous Miami Sun Gym. That was until one of their rich clients flashed their cash and Daniel and Noel knew it was too tempting to pass up. Tempting to get some cold cash as easy as you please—a fail proof extortion con that should have made them rich. The Sun Gym Gang’s extortion scheme gets out of control and leads to kidnap, torture, staging a car crash and the murder of a Golden Beach millionaire and his trophy girlfriend.
All the while these two meatheads are driving around in the recently deceased millionaire’s sunny Lamborghini under the nose of the Miami-Dade County police.
What would it take to bring these juiced up fools to justice? Read the true account of the reporter who cracked this case wide open—Pain & Gain.
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Pain and Gain
Yes, but not just one individual. Survivor Marc Schiller describes the Havana-born Jorge Delgado as "meek," going on to say that "he wouldn't hurt a fly. In the movie, Doyle is a muscle-bound ex-con and a recovering addict who becomes hooked on cocaine. New York native Carl Weekes was also an ex-con who had issues with alcohol and crack cocaine. Jorge Delgado on the other hand, had a wife and had not been to prison until after he was found guilty for his role as a member of the Sun Gym gang.
Surprisingly for Hollywood , this based-on-a-true-story tale was filmed in the same general area as it happened. The actual Sun Gym was shut down in August after its owner was arrested on kidnapping, money-laundering, and attempted-murder charges. At that location now is a warehouse for Oni Essence perfume. So, the filmmakers took over an empty 40,square-foot building in the block of Biscayne Blvd. The real Sun Gym, however, was a hang-out for hard-core builders, mostly males, and not a co-ed version of Spring Break. Similar alternative locations had to be created, to stand in for the actual Miami area locations.
The Sun Gym Gang were active in Miami, Florida during the mids  and were responsible for the murders of Frank Griga and Krisztina Furton along with the kidnapping and extortion of Marc Schiller. When this didn't work out, he remained at the gym first as the back-office manager in the weight room before ending up as a desk clerk. The gang had varying plans and made attempts to kidnap Schiller. For Halloween they planned to wear ninja outfits and knock on Schiller's door; this plan did not transpire. In total there were 7 failed abductions.
By Paul Kendall. On the afternoon of November 15 , Adrian Doorbal , a weightlifter with a penchant for extreme violence and a steroid habit that was playing havoc with his sex life, sat in the front seat of a rented van, waiting to abduct the millionaire owner of a Miami deli.
In , schemer Daniel Lugo Mark Wahlberg is a recently released convict who had served time for Medicare fraud. Sun Gym owner John Mese Rob Corddry hires him to increase membership and make the gym more fitness-based. Lugo soon lusts after the earnings and lifestyle achieved by Victor Kershaw Tony Shalhoub , a sleazy new member he begins to train, who Lugo believes is a crook. Inspired by motivational speaker Jonny Wu Ken Jeong , Lugo decides to be a "do-er" and hatches a plan to extort Kershaw for his assets by kidnapping and torturing him. Lugo recruits accomplices Doorbal and Paul Doyle Dwayne Johnson , a recently released, cocaine-addicted convict who has turned to Christianity.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. To finance their voracious appetites, they became experts in the dark arts of kidnapping, torture, extortion, and murder. Two other victims weren't so lucky, ending up murdered and chopped to pieces with chainsaws, their body parts tossed into the Everglades. They were the Sun Gym Gang, and even by Magic City standards, their macabre exploits were difficult to stomach. Yet their incredible story almost went untold. Crime reporter Pete Collins couldn't find any takers for his book about the bloody spree until he pitched the tale to Miami New Times , which ran it in three installments between December and January