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Major Payne

Major Payne

Damon Wayans
Director: Nick Castle Jr. Cast: Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans
, Karyn Parsons
Karyn Parsons
, William Hickey
William Hickey
Nick Castle Jr.

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Hawk-like Marine Corps officer Benson Payne (Damon Wayans) attempts to whip into shape the usual assortment of misfit JROTC kids in this minor remake of The Private War of Major Benson. Of course, both the major and his pint-sized recruits have something to teach one another. Payne teaches them the value of self-discipline and instills self-confidence in them, and the recruits teach him to stop and smell the roses (not to mention the fact that kids sometimes need coddling rather than screaming). And, of course, there is the annual JROTC statewide competition, which the kids are obligated to win before the movie can end. While there are some funny moments (the major's exhibition in full-dress whites at a school dance, for example), the script seems too color-by-numbers to be interesting to anyone other than undiscriminating younger viewers.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2017
UPC: 0025192401152
Original Release: 1995
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 4,969

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Damon Wayans Major Benson Payne
Karyn Parsons Dr. Emily Walburn
William Hickey Dr. Phillips
Michael Ironside Lt. Colonel Stone
Albert Hall General Elias Decke
Steven Martini Cadet Alex Stone
Michael Gabel Lt. Wiseman
Andrew Harrison Leeds Cadet Dotson
Dean Lorey Mr. Shipman
Chris Owen Cadet Wuliger
Leonard Thomas Bleeding Soldier
Hechter Ubarry Guerilla Leader
Carolyn Walker Woman
John Louis Fischer Chopper Pilot
Al Cerullo Chopper Pilot
Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow the biker

Technical Credits
Nick Castle Director
Richard Bowen Cinematographer
Jennifer Bryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Aleta Helena Chappelle Casting
David Crank Art Director
Eric L. Gold Producer
Rosa Howell-Thornhill Musical Direction/Supervision
Patrick Kennedy Editor
Peter Larkin Production Designer
Dean Lorey Screenwriter
Michael Rachmil Producer
Charles David Richards Consultant/advisor
Gary Rosen Screenwriter
Craig Safan Score Composer
Harry Tatelman Producer
Damon Wayans Producer,Screenwriter

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