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Major Payne (1995)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bigelow ...
Joseph Blaire ...
Cadet Bryan (as Joda Blare-Hershman)
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 corp with some hope. But when Payne is recalled to fight in Bosnia, will he leave the corp 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:

Auf Kriegsfuß mit Major Payne  »

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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?


Damian Wayans who played Deak Williams is Damon Wayans who played Major Paynes Nephew. See more »


When Major Payne reports to Brigadier General Decker at the beginning of the film Payne salutes Decker without wearing his cover. U.S. Marines do not salute indoors unless, for instance, they're on some type of duty that requires them to be in full uniform including covers. See more »


Kevin 'Tiger' Dunn: [referring to all the other cadets, save Dotson] They won't let me go on a "Black Op," because I'm too little, and nobody ever lets you do anything when you're little.
Major Payne: Aw, phooey! Don't you ever read any of those stories about little people who do big things? Little Red Riding Hood! The Three Little Pigs! Spike Lee! The Little Rascals! How about the Little Engine That Could!
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Spoofs The Donna Reed Show (1958) See more »


Donna Reed Show Theme
Written by William Loose and John Seely
Courtesy of Columbia TriStar Television Distribution
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I am surprised to see some bad reviews here
4 November 2003 | by (ky) – See all my reviews

I am a parent and very choosey about what content they view and I don't think children should see the movie BUT I would let them see this before I would Spiderman. Why? No sexual tone in this one, and no serious violence, just some sarcasm. I don't know what the kids may have gone through in the filming but I seriously doubt they experienced what the viewers did. I think the film is hilarious since the kids don't get hit by a car like in scary movie 3. Nowadays it seems you have to take what good is left in the big pile of shi@ and salavage what is still good to watch. I think it's never funny to laugh at child violence or the idea of a child being molested by a priest(scary movie3). I think it would be a bigger hit to bring out a Major Payne 2.

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