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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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R. J. Hacker (as G. D. Spradlin)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Kanadiko bacon  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$178,104 (USA)
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Trivia

In one scene, the characters played by John Candy, Bill Nunn and Kevin J. O'Connor sit around a campfire and discuss films in which black characters are killed before their white co-stars. O'Connor mentions Forrest Gump (1994), which was released six months after principal photography on "Bacon" was completed, and four months after Candy's death. The line was looped in after the scene was shot. See more »

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The motorcade at the beginning, which is supposed to be in Niagara Falls, passes Dofasco Steel, on Ottawa Street in Hamilton, Ontario. The factory shot from across the water is Stelco Steel, Dofasco's neighbor. See more »

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RCMP Officer at Headquarters: Welcome to Canada.
Boomer: Hold it right there, Canuck!
RCMP Officer at Headquarters: Who are you?
Boomer: I'm your worst nightmare. I'm a citizen with a constitutional right to bear arms!
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Set Decorator Carol Lavoie is credited as Set Director. See more »


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Ashes. . .I Fall Down
Written by Eric Phillips
Performed by Naked Earth
Courtesy of PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. and Big Viking Music
Under license from PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
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The View From Canada
10 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a Canadian, I laughed my head off for the first 2/3 of this movie and after that I stopped but only because it started to fall apart NOT because any material in it was offensive. The jabs at BOTH countries was excellent. I also live near the Falls and got a blast out of the "plungers" into the river. Funniest parts: -Jim Belushi announcing that Canada has massed 90% of its population along the border in obvious preparation for an attack. -Boomer and Honey and everyone insulting Canadian beer at a hockey game and causing a riot. -Stephen Wright as an RCMP officer in parade dress getting punched and stating, "That was totally unnecessary." -argument about Toronto or Ottawa being the capital of Canada -the deployment of Omega Force in spite of Rip Torn's mentioning of its strict prohibition against Caucasians according to the Helms Amendment -the "Summit Thingy" between Alan Alda and the Russians and their obsession with MTV and "what's that other one? VH-1!" -the "Canada Desk" at the CIA.

Also, at the hospital, Honey getting a get-well card from Gordon Lightfoot and looking out the window, seeing a blizzard and dog-sleds and muttering, "Ottawa." under her breath. Moore SCORES!!! ALL the clichés and satires are perfect on both sides of the border.


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