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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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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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Auf Kriegsfuß mit Major Payne  »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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Trivia

Major Payne quotes 9 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.


  • 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?


  • Don't push the "maybes", baby.


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When the cadet in the lunch room passes out, he (and all the cadets) are wearing blue/grey uniforms. When they awaken the cadet in the next scene outside, they are all wearing camouflage. See more »

Quotes

Major Benson Winifred Payne: [Payne has just been informed that the USMC has run out of battles for him to fight, AND has passed him over for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel] General, are you telling me that nowhere in the military is there any longer a job for trained human weapons of destruction such as myself?
Gen. Decker: Most blood is now shed in the halls of Congress, Payne. Guys like us are becoming dinosaurs.
Major Benson Winifred Payne: General, surely there must be SOMEBODY left who needs some killing, or some killing done for them.
Gen. Decker: Sorry, Major. There's ...
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Remake of The Private War of Major Benson (1955) See more »

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Funky Drill
Music by Jay Sands & Twist Sands
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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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