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Major Payne (1995)

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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 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.


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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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Auf Kriegsfuß mit Major Payne  »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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Trivia

Despite the campy portrayal of Major Payne, his uniform shows the Scuba Diving Badge and Parachustist Badge. In the US Marine Corps, this almost certainly means that Payne came from an elite Marine Reconnaissance or Force Reconnaissance unit which would certainly justify his war grizzled character. Until the recent formation of the Marine Raider Regiment (itself formed by former Force Recon operators), Marine Force Recon was considered the very tip of the spear when it comes to the Marines' combat fighting elite. See more »

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All JROTC units have at least two instructors, typically a retired officer and a retired enlisted. There is only one instructor. See more »

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Major Payne: Ain't no need for name-callin'!
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Written by Abdula Bard, DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist), Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss), Renee Neufville, Jean Norris, Zane Grey, Leon Ware
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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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