- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 5, 1998
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French
- Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH), French - Optional
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Variety - 03/20/1995
"...It certainly has spit and polish and runs through its drill with admirable precision..."
New York Times - 03/24/1995
"...Mr. Wayans gives the dark cartoonish comedy an irreverent edge..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/24/1995
"...It's an ideal entertainment for youthful audiences that allows Damon Wayans to be at his best in a dream part..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/24/1995
"...Wayans is one of the most talented comic actors around....As Major Payne he is plenty outrageous..."
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.
Campus Life |
Coming Of Age |
Theatrical Release |
- Shot in DeLuxe color.
- Based on the 1955 film "The Private War of Major Benson."