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
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24 March 1995 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $7,011,225,
26 March 1995, Wide Release
Gross USA: $29,412,050
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Michael Ironside makes a cameo as Alex Stone's abusive stepfather Lt. Col. Stone. See more
In the scene at the obstacle course, Major Payne pulls the pin from a "live" grenade with his teeth... as anybody in the military can tell you this is impossible to do, not to mention the double safety on a grenade. See more
Major Payne reporting for duty, SIR!
I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Written by Ronnie Shannon
(as Roosevelt Shannon)
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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