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Major Payne (1995)

 -  Comedy  -  24 March 1995 (USA)
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Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no ... See full summary »

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Wellington Cadet Captain
Joshua Todd Diveley ...
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Lt. Wiseman
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Gen. Decker
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Ross Bickell ...
Col. Braggart
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Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds him a job - commanding officer of a local school's JROTC program, a bunch or ragtag losers with no hope. Using such teaching tools as live grenades and real bullets, Payne starts to instill the corp with some hope. But when Payne is recalled to fight in Bosnia, will he leave the corp who has just started the believe in him, or will he find out that killin' ain't much of a livin'? Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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He's looking for a few good men... or a few guys old enough to shave.

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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor and behavior | See all certifications »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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The theme song playing when Major Payne is dreaming about being married with the picket fence is The Donna Reed Show (1958). The husband on that show was Alex Stone. Alex Stone is also the name of the cadet who leads the unit. See more »

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When the guys are running away when trying to take a picture of Major Payne and Healthcoat in a dress, you can see the sandbag on the floor in the hallway. See more »

Quotes

Cadet Alex Stone: It's slippery!
Major Payne: Slippery he say. You think Charlie cares anything about slippery? The only thing he know is to slip your throat. What if this were a life or death situation?
Cadet Alex Stone: But it's not a life or death situation.
Major Payne: [Pulls out grenade and pulls the pin] It is now.
Cadet Alex Stone: Oh come on, it's just a dummy grenade.
[Major Payne tosses the grenade into some trees. It explodes and Alex Stone dives into the mud]
Major Payne: Who's the dummy now?
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Spoofs The Donna Reed Show (1958) See more »

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Bad to the Bone
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Seriously Funny
20 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was a truly fun movie. Being x-military myself I thought this was a great movie. I laughed all the way through from start to finish. The shooting of the bogyman through the closet door was priceless. The story of the "Little Engine That Could" was great. I hope that a sequel will be made where they have the blind guy and his Seeing Eye dog. That will be funny stuff.


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