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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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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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24 March 1995 (USA)  »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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Willinger did 57 push ups during the film, 25 for sneezing on Major Payne, 25 for "speaking out of line", and 7 during the ROTC games. See more »

Goofs

When the cadet in the lunch room passes out, he (and all the cadets) are wearing blue/grey uniforms. When they awaken the cadet in the next scene outside, they are all wearing camouflage. See more »

Quotes

Woliger: [Sees that Alex is putting on his dress blues] Where are you going?
Alex Stone: To the games. You guys better get ready - we gotta be there in an hour.
Woliger: Alex... we don't have a chance without Payne.
Alex Stone: Listen - Payne or no *Payne,* I'm gonna go out there and get that *stupid* trophy. We busted our asses off out there! Now, I didn't go through all that to come out empty handed.
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Referenced in Your Studio and You (1995) See more »

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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This one's a keeper...
22 January 2006 | by (Hammond La.) – See all my reviews

Very rarely do I see a movie that makes me laugh out loud, much less one that makes me REALLY want to buy it. This was one of those rare times. This is the kind of movie that you tell your friends they just HAVE to see, and HAVE to buy to watch over and over.

I was an ROTC student in high school, and while it's not even remotely as melodramatic as this movie, the drill team scene at the end brought back fond memories (yup, we really did cool drills like that)...

Damon Wayans is just...damn, he's funny. The one-liners he delivers, and the way he delivers them, is too much. I'd love to see the blooper reel. If the movie was that funny, the bloopers would probably make you pee on yourself.

It's funny, funny, funny.


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