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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Welcome to the House of Payne.
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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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Did You Know?
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
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
[Sees that Alex is putting on his dress blues
Where are you going?
To the games. You guys better get ready - we gotta be there in an hour.
Alex... we don't have a chance without Payne.
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.
Bad To The Bone
Written and performed by George Thorogood
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