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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maj. Benson Payne
... Lt. Col. Stone
Scott Bigelow ... Huge Biker
Joseph Blaire ... Cadet Bryan (as Joda Blare-Hershman)
... Cadet Kevin 'Tiger' Dunne
Peyton Chesson-Fohl ... Cadet Sgt. Johnson
Stephen Coleman ... Cadet Leland
Mark Conway ... Police Sergeant
David DeHart ... Wellington Cadet Captain
Joshua Todd Diveley ... New Cadet
Robert Faraoni Jr. ... Smart Ass Soldier
... Lt. Wiseman
... Gen. Decker
... Dr. Phillips
Ross Bickell ... Col. Braggart
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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 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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Rated PG-13 for some crude humor and behavior | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$29,412,050
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In one scene, Major Payne tells the children, "Now apparently, what we have here, is a failure to communicate!" This is a famous quote taken from the movie Cool Hand Luke See more »

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When the cadet in the lunch room passes out, he (and all the cadets) are wearing blue/grey uniforms. When they awaken the cadet in the next scene outside, they are all wearing camouflage. See more »

Quotes

Woliger: [Sees that Alex is putting on his dress blues] Where are you going?
Alex Stone: To the games. You guys better get ready - we gotta be there in an hour.
Woliger: Alex... we don't have a chance without Payne.
Alex Stone: Listen - Payne or no *Payne,* I'm gonna go out there and get that *stupid* trophy. We busted our asses off out there! Now, I didn't go through all that to come out empty handed.
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Bad To The Bone
Written and performed by George Thorogood
Courtesy of EMI Records
under license from CEMA Special Markets
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How to properly correct child behavior problems
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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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