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Canadian Bacon (1995)

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The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada.

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Storyline

The US economy is in a rut, and so is the president's approval rating. What we need is a good war, but the Russians aren't interested. Hey -- how about that big polite country to the north? Niagara Falls Sheriff Bud B. Boomer takes this all a bit too seriously, though. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Bud Boomer is leading the American invasion into Canada. Just as soon as he can find it. See more »

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Rated PG for mild language and violence | See all certifications »
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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Kanadiko bacon  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$178,104 (USA)
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This is Michael Moore's first and (as of Jun 2013) only non documentary film. See more »

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In the campfire scene, Boomer, Roy Boy and Kabral are discussing movies and the recurring plot element about the fact that 'the black guy dies' and they mention several examples like Jurassic Park, Unforgiven, The Dirty Dozen, Witness and Alien. The problem with those examples (although accurate in this sense) is the fact Kabral says that the black guy always dies first, and in those movies they're not the first ones to die. However, he got it right with The Shining and Forrest Gump. See more »

Quotes

Honey: [reading card] "Best wishes, Gordon Lightfoot." Eeew!
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to my grandfather, William J. Wall, a Canadian who came to America, and loved going to the movies. See more »

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References A Hole in the Head (1959) See more »

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Ballad Of The Green Beret
Written by Barry Sadler and Robin Moore
Published by Music, Music, Music, Inc.
Performed by Barry Sadler
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Music
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Brilliant satire
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a collection of comic satires directed at American values. It should not be offensive to either Canadians or Americans, unless they have either really thin skin or are completely missing the point. People are surprised now (years after it was made) that this is a Michael Moore film. He should do more of these stories rather than his documentaries, because people can follow his stories better than his disjointed, rambling documentaries. Viewers who are offended by this are missing the picture; it's a looks at America's anxieties and obsessions, American politics, and it has some great comedic lines and characters. Steven Wright, Dan Aykroyd, and other comedians make cameos.


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