Major Payne Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 14262

Average Rating: 2.2/4

# of Ratings: 79

Theatrical Release Date: 03/24/1995

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Nick Castle

Actors: Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Joda Blaire, Orlando Brown, Ross Bickell, Albert Hall

Plot: Major Payme may be a killing machine on the battlefield, but after the career Marine is discharged he finds civilian life to be alien. Hoping to find somewhere he can get back to his military ways, his commanding officer gives him charge over a local JROTC program. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
1/4

Azerafel - wrote on 01/05/2014

Damon Wayans stars as an ex-marine with some very obvious and severe mental issues who is tasked to look after a bunch of kids, hopefully without killing them in the process. A disturbing premise that is trite and churns out a few laughs. To date this is the only other thing I remember seeing Karyn 'Hillary Banks' Parsons in.

Rating of
1.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/06/2011

Some funny moments scattered about.

Rating of
2/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 10/22/2011

Not as bad as I was expecting it to be.Kinda good

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MovieAddict
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Rating of
2.5/4

"There's a monster in my closet"

MovieAddict - wrote on 02/17/2013

Major Benson Payne is a hardcore Marine mercenary who is given a new assignment, to handle a military school with little kids. The kids aren't exactly military material. They're skinny, fat, undisciplined, and over sensitive. It’s Major Payne's job to teach these little losers’ his world of discipline.

However his brand of training immediately sets the boys against him and they resort to getting rid of him using any means possible which includes spiking his food with laxatives, a gassy gag which backfires and hiring a tough motorcycle guy to come take care of Payne, but that doesn’t work either so the Major puts each of the boys into 8 weeks of living hell!

Along the way we meet the attractive teacher/counselor Emily Walburne, who falls for Major Payne even though he treats …

The M.O.W.
The M.O.W.
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

Worth a few good laughs, but nothing "Major"

The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008

"Major Benson Winifred Payne" (Damon Wayans) is a United States Marine who has been trained to be a killing machine. However, when he fails to gain in rank a second time he is given his discharge orders. He then tries to adjust to civilian life, without success.

His former commanding officer then gets "Payne" a job as commanding officer of a Virginia prep school's Junior ROTC program where he is in charge of some young misfits. He also has to butt heads with a beautiful prep school counselor (Karyn Parsons), whom he instantly falls for.

His mission: to shape these misfits into a team for the Virginia JROTC Military Games. His personal mission: Change his ways to get the counselor, "Emily", to fall for him.

I've seen this story before, and done better with more laughs. There …

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