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Miami Gets Suit Over Man's Portrayal In 'Pain & Gain' Film

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A lawsuit, filed by a businessman over his portrayal in "Pain & Gain," is coming to Miami federal court.

A judge last week ordered that Marc Schiller's lawsuit, which was originally filed in April 2014, be transferred from New York to South Florida.

The film is based on the true story of a criminal gang of South Beach bodybuilders and was shot in South Florida. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Schiller was kidnapped, tortured and extorted by the gang in 1994. His lawsuit claims the film falsely portrays the gang in a positive way, while he is portrayed by actor Tony Shaloub negatively and deserving of his fate.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from Paramount Pictures, Wahlberg and other entities involved in the movie production.

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