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Major Payne (1995)

A recently discharged Major, finds himself commanding a group of mismatched Cadets.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Col. Stone
Scott Bigelow ...
Huge Biker
Joseph Blaire ...
Cadet Bryan (as Joda Blare-Hershman)
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Peyton Chesson-Fohl ...
Stephen Coleman ...
Mark Conway ...
Police Sergeant
David DeHart ...
Wellington Cadet Captain
Joshua Todd Diveley ...
New Cadet
Robert Faraoni Jr. ...
Smart Ass Soldier
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Lt. Wiseman
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Ross Bickell ...
Col. Braggart
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Storyline

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 Corps with some hope. But when Payne is recalled to fight in Bosnia, will he leave the Corps that has just started to 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. See more »


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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,011,225 (USA) (26 March 1995)

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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Trivia

Major Payne quotes 10 separate rhymes which are:
  • Love my barracks night and day, Won't complain That's where I'll stay
  • Got no worry, got no stress! 'Cause we feel good in a dress.
  • Major Payne's a major diss. He makes us squat when we piss.
  • Got no worries, got no care. I'm just a bald headed son of a bitch without hair.
-Used to be Samson, now I'm Ann. Gotta earn my right to be called a man.
  • One! Don't you feel dumb. Two! Look at you.
  • Hey Dunn you missed all the fun. Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum. What beanstalk you fall from?
Don't push the "maybes", baby. See more »

Goofs

Major Payne is an officer yet he wears a drill instructor hat which he claims hes trained multiple soldiers with. In the military only enlisted non-commissioned officers are drill instructors. 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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Connections

References The Born Losers (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad To The Bone
Written and performed by George Thorogood
Courtesy of EMI Records
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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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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