In 1994 Daniel Lugo asked three men he knew from the Sun Gym to kidnap a mutual acquaintance named Marc Schiller, he said had stolen from a friend. They agreed and tortured Schiller until he signed over everything. Schiller survived with no one believing his story. The next victims of the Sun Gym Gang weren’t nearly so lucky.
The film Pain & Gain, an action comedy directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson comes out on April 26, and those close to the case it’s based on aren’t pleased with the movie’s humorous interpretation of a series of brutal, tragic events.