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Major Payne (1995)

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

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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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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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Майор Пейн  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,011,225, 26 March 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,412,050
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In the scene when Major Payne ( Wayans) first meets the cadets, he screams at one of them saying "I am not your damned brother" in fact, he's his uncle in real life. The cadet's real name is Damien Dante Wayans. See more »

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In the Night Club/Restaurant, Major Payne eats all the food on his plate. The plate is alternately empty/full in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Major Benson Winifred Payne: Be advised, ladies, we are going to WIN the Virginia Military Games this year! You will note my emphasis on the word WIN: Whisky! India! November! GET USED TO THE SOUND OF THAT WORD!
[and later, as he's introducing the cadets to their new, off-campus quarters]
Major Benson Winifred Payne: A squad that lives together, wins together! UNITY, turds: that is the key word in UNIT, without the "Y!"
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References Cool Hand Luke (1967) See more »

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Funky Drill
Written by Twist and Jay Sands
Produced by Eddie F. and Glenn Gray for Untouchables Music, Inc.
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As a whole Major Payne was one of the most funniest movies I've ever watched. The ingredients for this movie to be side splitting hilarious were perfect. Damon Wayans did an excellent job as Major Payne. He could have done spin-offs from that character alone. Then you add the kids; and it wasn't so much the kids as it was how he treated them. You come to expect a certain level of delicacy when handling kids even if they are the most spoiled, bratty, destructive kids alive. Major Payne took an unexpected approach by putting those kids through hell as though they were in boot camp with Sargent Hartman from "Full Metal Jacket". He berated them verbally and physically... he even insulted the only deaf kid. There was no political correctness employed at all in this movie. I enjoyed this movie thoroughly, only if the other Wayans brothers could make movies as good.


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