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Major Payne (1995)

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



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


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Майор Пейн  »

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Box Office


$29,412,050 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Major Payne: My Name is Major Benson Winifred Payne. As of 0800, I am replacing Major Frankfurt as your commanding officer.
Cadet Deak WilliamsCadets: Booo. Boooooooooooooooo.
[Major Payne has fired warning shots in the air from his pistol for their insubordination; he slowly lowers it]
Major Payne: See what we have here is a failure to communicate.
[walks up to his cadets]
Major Payne: Do not attempt to challenge my authority. I have eight weeks to turn you gaggle of maggots into a well-discipline cadet unit. From this day forward your sorry asses belong to me...
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References Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) See more »


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