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

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Nick Castle

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Joe Connelly (story), Bob Mosher (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Wayans ... Maj. Benson Payne
Michael Ironside ... Lt. Col. Stone
Bam Bam Bigelow ... Huge Biker (as Scott Bigelow)
Joseph Blaire Joseph Blaire ... Cadet Bryan (as Joda Blare-Hershman)
Orlando Brown ... Cadet Kevin 'Tiger' Dunne
Peyton Chesson-Fohl Peyton Chesson-Fohl ... Cadet Sgt. Johnson
Stephen Coleman Stephen Coleman ... Cadet Leland
Mark Conway Mark Conway ... Police Sergeant
David DeHart David DeHart ... Wellington Cadet Captain
Joshua Todd Diveley Joshua Todd Diveley ... New Cadet
Robert Faraoni Jr. Robert Faraoni Jr. ... Smart Ass Soldier
Michael Gabel ... Lt. Wiseman
Albert Hall ... Gen. Decker
William Hickey ... Dr. Phillips
Ross Bickell Ross Bickell ... Col. Braggart
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Storyline

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. See more »


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

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Trivia

Loose remake of The Private War of Major Benson (1955). See more »

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In the Night Club/Restaurant, Major Payne eats all the food on his plate. The plate is alternately empty/full in subsequent shots. See more »

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Major Payne: 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.
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References Dumbo (1941) 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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Damon Waynes is a comic Genius
17 February 2006 | by Montaya_111See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious, I don't understand how someone cannot like this movie. It's a movie about a Major who was discharged from the Military, and was assigned to an Junior ROTC program, it proves to be the biggest challenge of his life. He's is very sinister and cruel, but in a funny way. The way he goes about training his Cadets is amazing, as much as they wind up hating him, they wind up to be like a family in the end. They are a lot of sight gags in the movie, as I said the humor is excellent, Damon Waynes is excellent in this movie he is intelligent and hilarious. There are cameos from some other people in the movie like Micheal Ironside, Karyn Parsons was also excellent as the counselor she hasn't done much since Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but this was excellent.. Overall an 8 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Major Payne See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,011,225, 26 March 1995

Gross USA:

$29,412,050

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,112,050
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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