‘Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story’ is a gripping memoir that tells the true story behind the Paramount film Pain and Gain. Written by the real Sun Gym Gang victim, Marc Schiller, ‘Pain and Gain – The Untold True Story’ will take readers on an adrenaline rush with a shocking ending.
The film, directed by Michael Bay with a release date of April 26, 2013, stars Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg who portray members of the Sun Gym Gang. Ed Harris and Tony Shaloub co-star in the film with Shaloub portraying Victor Krenshaw, the fictionalized version of Marc Schiller.
This is the untold true story of one citizen’s pointless torture and month-long captivity. The story, formerly mistold if not utterly overlooked, has been made into a feature film. Even as a dark comedy, there is little amusement to be found in human suffering. The sick and twisted minds of Mr. Schiller’s captors would be fodder for the Darwin Awards if the results were not so alarmingly inhumane. Physical, mental and emotional torture, as well as sensory deprivation and starvation, the prisoner of war like conditions differed only in the fact that Mr. Schiller was completely alone during his extended stay at the warehouse he refers to as Hotel Hell. An early victim of identity theft in the years following Hurricane Andrew in Miami, Mr. Schiller chronicles his story in tortuous detail. His humiliation, pain and suffering at the hands of these perverted social misfits is a shocking revelation.
What is it like to be imprisoned in near dungeon-like conditions? All this mayhem on American soil toward the end of the last millennium.
Greed, lust for power and the desire to inflict pain and misery were the apparent motivating forces behind this gruesome incident.
Truly a harrowing tale and one that you won’t soon forget.
Pain and Gain: How I Survived and Triumphed
An Uplifting Story of Thriving after a Traumatic Experience
In his first riveting book, Pain and Gain: The Untold True Story, Marc Schiller narrated the incredible events behind the movie Pain & Gain, recalling his thirty days of captivity.
Now, Schiller shares how he survived the ordeal, exploring the life lessons he learned during his time in the warehouse and during his recovery. In this uplifting and inspiring book, Schiller discusses the healing of his body, mind, and spirit and tells the story of how he found the strength to thrive.