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Major Payne
- Damon Wayans

Overview - Wayans plays a near-maniacal Army Major assigned to whip a detail of dysfunctional children into shape to win a war games competition, making for some hilarious moments of truly inspired lunacy. Remake of the 1955 movie THE PRIVATE WAR OF MAJOR BENSON starring Charlton Heston.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Wayans plays a near-maniacal Army Major assigned to whip a detail of dysfunctional children into shape to win a war games competition, making for some hilarious moments of truly inspired lunacy. Remake of the 1955 movie THE PRIVATE WAR OF MAJOR BENSON starring Charlton Heston.

Cast List

Nick Castle - American Director/Screenwriter
Damon Wayans - Actor/producer/screenwriter, Wayans family
Michael Ironside - Actor/"Scanners"
Karyn Parsons - American Actress

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 98
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192051326
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2009

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Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Campus Life
Coming Of Age
War
Children
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Military
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Remake
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Synopsis:
Major Benson Payne experiences severe culture shock when he leaves the Marines; a couple of decades in uniform have left him unprepared for civilian life. Through the help of a friend, he gets a position leading a ROTC outfit at a prep school, but his young recruits are thoroughly unprepared for his gruff and acerbic rigidity. The major has a change of heart -- and loosens up considerably -- when he meets a winsome and intelligent doctor who provides just the romantic touch he needs.

Notes:
Shot in DeLuxe color. Based on the 1955 film "The Private War of Major Benson."

Reviews:
"...It certainly has spit and polish and runs through its drill with admirable precision..." - 03/20/1995 Variety


"...Mr. Wayans gives the dark cartoonish comedy an irreverent edge..." - 03/24/1995 New York Times, p.C16


"...It's an ideal entertainment for youthful audiences that allows Damon Wayans to be at his best in a dream part..." - 03/24/1995 Los Angeles Times, p.F12


"...Wayans is one of the most talented comic actors around....As Major Payne he is plenty outrageous..." - 03/24/1995 Chicago Sun-Times, p.33

 
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