Based on an unbelievably true story and directed by Michael Bay, Pain and Gain follows a trio of bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie) affiliated with Sun Gym in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in an extortion ring, compromising of the kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims, that goes terribly wrong.
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Directed by Ruben Fleischer and loosely based on Paul Lieberman‘s seven-part series based on true events, Gangster Squad is set in Los Angeles in 1949 and follows a special task force known as the Gangster Squad – consisting of Sgt. John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie), Conway Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi), and Max Kennard (Robert Patrick) – who have been recruited to dismantle the crime empire of the ruthless gangster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) and force him out of LA.
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Published 12 July, 2012
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Tags: Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone, Frank Grillo, Gangster Squad, Giovanni Ribisi, Josh Brolin, Michael Peña, Mireille Enos, Nick Nolte, Ruben Fleischer, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn
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Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad has a new international trailer this week, giving us a couple more seconds of footage for the Zombieland-director’s upcoming crime drama.
Starring Sean Penn as the ruthless New York gangster Mickey Cohen, the film is set in Los Angeles in 1949 and is a colourful retelling of events surrounding a special task force known as the Gangster Squad, focusing on their efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.
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