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Major Payne (1995)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Damon Wayans ... Maj. Benson Payne
Michael Ironside ... Lt. Col. Stone
Bam Bam Bigelow 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

24 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Майор Пейн See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashland, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,011,225, 26 March 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,412,050
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Damon Wayans' Payne character was dancing to "Pop that Coochie" by 2 Live Crew in the nightclub scene. Interestingly enough Wayans was having a real life feud with 2 Live Crew at the time due to a joke he told about the group during his comedy special, _Damon Wayans: The Last Stand (1990)_, when he called them "Gangstas with microphones". This prompted 2 Live Crew front man Luther Campbell to cut a response rant on Wayans and his show In Living Color (1990) on a track called "I Ain't Bullshittin' III", which coincidentally appears on the 'Sports Weekend' album. The same album that also features "Pop that Coochie". See more »

Goofs

All JROTC units have at least two instructors, typically a retired officer and a retired enlisted. There is only one instructor. See more »

Quotes

Woliger: Achoo!
Major Payne: What the hell was that you little freckle face cartoon? Did I give you permission to sneeze, Opie?
Woliger: No, sir.
Major Payne: Then you hold it before I kick your ass back to Mayberry.
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Connections

References Cujo (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

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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How to properly correct child behavior problems
5 January 2007 | by view_and_reviewSee all my reviews

As a whole Major Payne was one of the most funniest movies I've ever watched. The ingredients for this movie to be side splitting hilarious were perfect. Damon Wayans did an excellent job as Major Payne. He could have done spin-offs from that character alone. Then you add the kids; and it wasn't so much the kids as it was how he treated them. You come to expect a certain level of delicacy when handling kids even if they are the most spoiled, bratty, destructive kids alive. Major Payne took an unexpected approach by putting those kids through hell as though they were in boot camp with Sargent Hartman from "Full Metal Jacket". He berated them verbally and physically... he even insulted the only deaf kid. There was no political correctness employed at all in this movie. I enjoyed this movie thoroughly, only if the other Wayans brothers could make movies as good.


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