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Major Payne (1995)

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

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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
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Ross Bickell ...
Col. Braggart
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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 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.


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

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24 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Майор Пейн  »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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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?


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Goofs

In the courtyard cut scene, after Payne throws the grenade on the obstacle course, you can see the cadets in their dresses before they are ever put in dresses by Payne. See more »

Quotes

[at attention]
Major Payne: Major Payne reporting for duty, SIR!
Dr. Phillips: Whaaat?
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References Dumbo (1941) See more »

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Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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