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Major Payne (1995)

A recently discharged Major, finds himself commanding a group of mismatched Cadets.

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Scott Bigelow ...
Joseph Blaire ...
Cadet Bryan (as Joda Blare-Hershman)
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Stephen Coleman ...
Mark Conway ...
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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 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 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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24 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Майор Пейн  »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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Trivia

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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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 »

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[Major Payne after noticing the big biker]
Major Payne: Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum. What beanstalk you fall from?
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Referenced in Honest Game Trailers: Halo (2015) See more »

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Pop That Coochie
Written by Luther Campbell (as L. Campbell), Mr. Mixx (as D. Hobbs), Brother Marquis (as M. Ross), Fresh Kid Ice (as C. Wong Won)
Performed by 2 Live Crew
Courtesy of Luke Records, Inc.
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No Payneful puns here...
27 October 2002 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is a lot better than most would expect, largely because of two factors - the screenplay and the star. The script, while not particularly original in terms of its narrative, is superb in terms of its humour which is quite dark and dry in parts. "There's a monster in my closet" complains a frightened child. Not after Payne puts five bullets into the closed door.

Payne's unconventional character is a riot and the film is balanced just right so that he doesn't become too annoying. And believe me, he has the potential to become very annoying, especially with THAT voice. Wayans delivers his dialogue in a manner almost reminiscent TV's The Nanny - nasal and grating. However, he performs with such dry sarcasm and a fantastic permanent grimace that he is a real stand-out, and ultimately the film probably wouldn't work as well with another actor in the role.

For light entertainment value, 7/10 for Major Payne.


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