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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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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.


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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor and behavior | See all certifications »

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24 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Auf Kriegsfuß mit Major Payne  »

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$29,412,050 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Early in the movie, when Major Payne kicks the window in his room, the next shot of him shows the window is not broken. It looks brand new. See more »

Quotes

Guerilla Leader: You'd better give up, senor, you cannot kill us all.
Major Payne: Nope, but I can clean your colon quicker than one of them burrito with extra guacamole sauce!
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Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great comedy - a bit dark for some, though
27 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Damon Wayans is incredible in this role. The best performance he has ever done. He totally sells out in the role. Tons of quotable lines. Tons of laugh-out-loud moments. A comedy that is as good the second time around as it is the first.

Definitely not a comedy for everyone as I have been told. I will say that if you grew up in my household or was with me in boot, you will have no option but to crack up at the expertly written parody. If you grew up in a nurturing home, this movie may just come off as mean and unrealistic. There may certainly be more to the split in likes and dislikes than this factor, as Wayans and this type of humor probably won't appeal to everyone, but I think that may certainly be a factor.


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