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Major Payne (1995)

PG-13  |   |  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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Auf Kriegsfuß mit Major Payne  »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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Trivia

In one scene, Major Payne tells the children, "Now apparently, what we have here, is a failure to communicate!" This is a famous quote taken from the movie Cool Hand Luke See more »

Goofs

Even though Major Payne did not assume the position of "At Ease" when given the command "At Ease" by General Decker and remained at the position of attention, this could be a deliberate joke to say that Major Payne's position of ease and attention is the same. See more »

Quotes

Cadet Williams: Payne's not here, he's in our ass!
Cadets: Payne's not here, he's in our ass!
Cadet Williams: Butt's so tight he can't pass gas!
Cadets: Butt's so tight he can't pass gas!
Cadet Williams: Sound off!
Cadets: 1,2!
Cadet Williams: Sound off!
Cadets: 3,4!
Cadet Williams: Break it on down! Break it on down!
[Starts to dance until Major Payne comes behind him]
[...]
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References Billy Jack (1971) See more »

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Very Funny Movie
5 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one very funny movie. I can't believe that it wasn't graded any higher. Damon's character is very funny, and there are several scenes that are side splitting. His character's militaristic interaction with the young kids makes for some funny scenes.


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