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?
After the opening firefight and surrender of the drug cartel, Major Payne's HUMVEE can be seen driving past a sign that reads: Camp Pendleton Virginia. The only Camp Pendleton in Virginia is an army installation that is mainly used as a recreational facility with cabin rentals and the like. MCB Camp Pendleton (which is where Payne would be more likely to report) is actually in southern California. See more
Near the beginning of the film, Payne instructs the cadets to do two hours of PT. They are doing so visibly from his window but within seconds, Tiger appears with his teacher at Payne's door. See more
From now on, my little group of shaved scrotum sacks, you will walk like me, talk like me, eat like me, and until you win those games, you will be BALD like me.
Bad To The Bone
Written and performed by George Thorogood
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