In reality, the gang targeted Frank Griga, a Hungarian immigrant who had gotten rich running a phone sex operation — Doorbal’s girlfriend knew him from the strip club where she worked. Under the pretense of proposing a business deal, the gang invited Griga and his girlfriend, Krisztina Furton, to dinner with the intent to kidnap them.
But Griga fought back and was beaten to death. Furton was killed with an overdose of horse tranquilizer. Their bodies were taken to the same warehouse where Schiller had been held and dismembered. The bodies were dumped and the parts were put into drums and buckets and then discarded around South Florida. (One movie trailer shows a small dog carrying a severed toe in its mouth around a posh home).
When Griga and Furton were reported missing, the investigation quickly focused on the Sun Gym gang. Delgado became a prosecution witness against Lugo and Doorbal, who were convicted of murder in 1998 and sentenced to death. They are awaiting execution. Delgado got 15 years. Others were also convicted for their roles.
Jimenez, the detective, was often assigned to show actors — including Kevin Bacon — what it was like to ride in a squad car. As they cruised, he would tell them about the Sun Gym case.
‘‘Their response was: ‘I know it’s true. But you can’t even make a movie out of it because nobody will believe that it was true.'’’
‘‘Pain & Gain’’ trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvMsuONpTLo