18. USA – Miami’s Murderous Muscleheads (Part 1)

Part 1. The story of Danny Lugo and his gang of bodybuilders was made famous by the movie Pain & Gain, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson. The movie highlighted the absurdity of the gang’s kidnapping plot against Miami businessman, Marc Schiller. The movie was a comedy, but the true story behind it was far more sinister.

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Resources 

Book

Pain and Gain: The Untold True Story

YouTube

48 Hours: Muscles and Mayhem

Web

Wikipedia: Marc Schiller

Murderpedia: Daniel Lugo

Articles

Pain & Gain: From New Times Story to Michael Bay Film                                                            

Credits

Created & Produced by: Sonya Lowe

Narrated by: Noel Vinson

Additional script editing: Emma Robertson

Researched & Produced by Two Red Romans Productions

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

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