Major Payne

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Maj. Benson Payne (Damon Wayans) lives, breathes and sleeps war. But after being honorably discharged from the Marines due to a lack of wars, Payne, the natural-born killer, has absolutely no idea how to cope in everyday civilian life. Fortunately, before he completely breaks down, Payne finds his way back into a military capacity at Madison Preparatory School, leading a group of misfit JROTC students who don't want to be led. Whipping these kids into shape might be his toughest battle yet.

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Damon Wayans
Maj. Benson Payne
Karyn Parsons
Emily Walburn
William Hickey
Dr. Phillips
Michael Ironside
Lt. Col. Stone
Albert Hall
Gen. Decker
Steven Martini
Cadet Alex Stone
Orlando Brown
Cadet Kevin "Tiger" Dunne
Andrew Leeds
Cadet Dotson
Damien Dante Wayans
Cadet Deak Williams
R. Stephen Wiles
Cadet Heathcoat
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Critic Reviews for Major Payne

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Audience Reviews for Major Payne

  • Jan 30, 2013
    Comedy classic in my eyes. Takes a simple concept and makes it so very funny. I watch it all the time, it never gets old.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2011
    damon waynes is bringing the payne and laughs up to order! A
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2010
    Major Payne is a good comedy film about a trained Marine and one bad assed killing machine who's been discharged from the Military because his services are no longer needed. After trying to adjust to Civilian (unsuccessfully) he gets thrown back in the Military, only now as the head of a school's JROTC program. Damon Wayans delivers one funny performance as Major Benson Winnifred Payne. Wayan's performance is hysterical and he provides many laugh out loud moments. The film will never win any awards, but you can watch it with the feeling that you'll see something very funny and with Wayans brand of humour, you'll likely have a few laughs even if you don't like the film all that much.Major Payne is the type of film that you can watch with friends or family to have a good time. Damon Wayans performance is unique. Major Payne, the character is the stereotypical type of trained killer who lives only by the military norm. He's good at one thing and one thing only: killing on the battlefield, and when he trains the boys of the local school, he just tries to train them like normal military recruits, and it's funny how the character doesn't seem to understand that they're kids. He does, but he doesn't give them no pity (live normal military recruits). The kids training under Payne do everything to get him to quit, but to no avail. Every plan that they form backfires with hilarious results. I view this film as a misunderstood film, many viewers tend to not like it for all the wrong reasons. Major Payne is a good little comedy with plenty of laughs. The thing that it's got going for it too is that except for one kid in the film, all the kids playing the recruits under Payne, weren't annoying. If you want to watch something funny with Damon Wayans, then this is the film to watch.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2010
    Not as bad as I was expecting it to be.Kinda good
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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