Danny Lupo (Mark Wahlberg), manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie) as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.
To think that this movie is based on a true story is quite shocking. A great cast that brings these troubled characters to life. Their plans keep changing as they abduct a rich business man after they unsuccessfully try to extort money from him. You get to see how each character deals with the pressure of pulling off this plan that is slowly unraveling. Greed can make you overstep yourself and these men are in a sinking ship. What some people will do and are willing to do will be the deciding factor for these troubled men.
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