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Major Payne (1995)

 -  Comedy  -  24 March 1995 (USA)
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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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Joshua Todd Diveley ...
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Gen. Decker
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Dr. Phillips
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 corp with some hope. But when Payne is recalled to fight in Bosnia, will he leave the corp who has just started the 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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$29,412,050 (USA)
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In one scene, Major Payne tells the children, "Now apparently, what we have here, is a failure to communicate!" This is a famous quote taken from the movie Cool Hand Luke See more »

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They should have been in their PT outfit when doing PT. See more »

Quotes

Major Payne: Hello, little fella. What you had was a nightmare. You know what a nightmare is?
Kevin 'Tiger' Dunn: [nods head]
Major Payne: Well, that's all this is. Now, you better run on up to your room before that man jump out the closet and chop your little head off!
[swings machete in front of Tiger's face]
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References Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) See more »

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Funky Drill
Music by Jay Sands & Twist Sands
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Damon Waynes is a comic Genius
17 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious, I don't understand how someone cannot like this movie. It's a movie about a Major who was discharged from the Military, and was assigned to an Junior ROTC program, it proves to be the biggest challenge of his life. He's is very sinister and cruel, but in a funny way. The way he goes about training his Cadets is amazing, as much as they wind up hating him, they wind up to be like a family in the end. They are a lot of sight gags in the movie, as I said the humor is excellent, Damon Waynes is excellent in this movie he is intelligent and hilarious. There are cameos from some other people in the movie like Micheal Ironside, Karyn Parsons was also excellent as the counselor she hasn't done much since Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but this was excellent.. Overall an 8 out of 10


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