Saturday, May 21, 2011

Movie Moments: #37



Major Payne (1995)

Comment:
Artsy movies may be the choice of critics and people who go to art house movie theatres but oftentime B grade movies are more fun and more entertaining. Case in point: Major Payne. It is corny, over acted and politically incorrect but very funny and a film I enjoy watching every now and then. (Yes, I do watch films more than once. Rereading books and rewatching movies every now and then is like coming back to a favourite haunt).

Synopsis:
A hardened Marine killing machine is discharged and finds it hard to adapt to civilian life. Placed in charge of a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps at a prep school, his tough military methods cause the young students under his care to want to get rid of him. Think Full Metal Jacket meets Kindergarten Cop.

Quote:
Major Payne: “You'll get no sympathy from me. You want sympathy, look in the dictionary between shit and syphilis.”

Trivia:
In one scene, Major Payne tells the children, "Now apparently, what we have here, is a failure to communicate!" This is a famous quote from the Paul Newman movie Cool Hand Luke.

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