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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

Writers:

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 ... 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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Welcome to the House of Payne. 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:

Major Payne 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

The trailer for this movie contains a clip from a deleted scene in which Major Payne, to rouse the cadets for reveille, holds a cigarette lighter under the barracks' sprinkler system. The sprinklers kick in, soaking everybody while Payne struts among the bunks in full rain-gear. "RISE AND SHINE, PUKES!" See more »

Goofs

The cadets should be in Class B attire: army green slacks, black shoes, shirt unbuttoned at the top or with neck tie, and army garrison cap or depending on the time of year, class A which includes all of above with the class A coat rather than wearing their BDU (battle dress uniform). However, it should be noted that many private institutions do not use issue JROTC uniforms, and instead opt to wear a uniform distinctive to their school. See more »

Quotes

Cadet Dotson: Let's go, let's go, giddyup, let's ride!
[Makes whipcrack noise]
Alex Stone: What happened to knocking first, Dotson?
Cadet Dotson: You assholes don't need to worry about that.
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Soundtracks

Respect
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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he's not happy....
30 December 1998 | by addySee all my reviews

all i have to say is that i almost died laughing when he shot up the monster in the closet... "if he's still there, he's not happy!"


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