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'?
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24 March 1995 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $7,011,225,
26 March 1995, Wide Release
Gross USA: $29,412,050
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Major Payne quotes 10 separate rhymes which are:
- Love my barracks night and day, Won't complain That's where I'll stay
- Got no worry, got no stress! 'Cause we feel good in a dress.
- Major Payne's a major diss. He makes us squat when we piss.
- Got no worries, got no care. I'm just a bald headed son of a bitch without hair.
-Used to be Samson, now I'm Ann. Gotta earn my right to be called a man.
- One! Don't you feel dumb. Two! Look at you.
- Hey Dunn you missed all the fun. Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum. What beanstalk you fall from?
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Even though Major Payne did not assume the position of "At Ease" when given the command "At Ease" by General Decker and remained at the position of attention, this could be a deliberate joke to say that Major Payne's position of ease and attention is the same. See more
You eye me one more time I'll snatch it out and put it in Heathcoat's cookie bag!
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
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